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Author Events for 2021 and Beyond

The word is out...Congregation B'nai Shalom and the CCJCC are joining with the Jewish Book Council to bring several exciting author events to our community. "These events," notes Under One Tent chair Jo-Ann Jacobson, "not only serve an educational purpose but also provide an incentive to expand one's own literary reach. Our authors will cover a wide variety of topics--from a tell-all about the 1972 Watergate burglary to a book promoting "Jewish Pride," from a memoir by a Jewish CIA agent to a revealing book about Silicon Valley's mission to change what we eat."

Scroll below for our events coming up or ones that took place in the past year.

Pile Of Books

Upcoming Events

  • MAHJONG: A CHINESE GAME AND THE MAKING OF MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE
    Nov 04, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Annalise Heinz sponsored by the CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • YESHIVA DAYS: LEARNING ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE
    Nov 08, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Jonathan Boyarin sponsored by the CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • WATERGATE'S FORGOTTEN HERO
    Time is TBD
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Adam Henig sponsored by the CCJCC and Cong. B'nai Shalom.

Past Events

  • THE UNEXPECTED SPY
    Oct 19, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Tracy Walder sponsored by the CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom, and Cong. B'nai Tikvah in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
  • AN OBSERVANT WIFE
    Oct 17, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Naomi Ragen sponsored by the CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • JEWISH PRIDE
    Oct 03, 4:00 PM – 5:05 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Ben Freeman sponsored by the CCJCC and Cong. B'nai Shalom. Co-sponsor: Israel & World Jewry Committee of Cong. B'nai Tikvah.
  • FROM MINISKIRT TO HIJAB: A GIRL IN REVOUTIONARY IRAN
    Aug 15, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    An author event with Jacqueline Saper. Sponsor: CCJCC. Co-sponsors: Cong. B'nai Shalom and Cong. B'nai Tikvah. NOTE: If you are not redirected immediately, please register through the link in the event details below. Thanks!
  • GROWING UP BELOW SEA LEVEL
    Aug 05, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsors: CCJCC and Cong. B'nai Shalom
  • PROF. DAVID BIALE AND HASIDISM
    Jun 17, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    A new GO READ IT series author event. Sponsors: CCJCC and Cong. B'nai Shalom
  • A WISE SONS COOKBOOK EVENT: EAT SOMETHING
    Apr 26, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Facilitated by Rachel Levin. Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • THE BOOK & BESS KALB
    Mar 23, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    IT'S A LONG TITLE BUT THE BOOK IS WORTH READING Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story. Another GO READ IT: Author Event sponsored by CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • RED SEA SPIES WITH RAFFI BERG
    Mar 18, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Part IV of "FACES OF ISRAEL SERIES: A Celebration of Ethiopian Jewish Heritage." Sponsors: Cong. B’nai Tikvah, CCJCC, EBIJFF and Cong. B’nai Shalom. Co-sponsors: Cong. Beth Emek and the Jewish Book Council.
  • NIGHT OF THE ASSASSINS WITH HOWARD BLUM
    Feb 23, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    A new "GO READ IT!" series event. Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • HANNAH'S WAR WITH JAN ELIASBERG
    Jan 24, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council
  • LAW AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT WITH STEVEN E. ZIPPERSTEIN
    Jan 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council
  • THE THIRD DAUGHTER WITH TALIA CARNER
    Jan 19, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom, Cong. B'nai Tikvah and the Jewish Book Council
  • THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON WITH MEG WAITE CLAYTON
    Jan 17, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council
  • THE INEVITABILITY OF TRAGEDY WITH BARRY GEWEN
    Jan 07, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council
  • "FASTER" WITH NEAL BASCOMB
    Dec 27, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council