GO READ IT:

Author Events for 2022 and Beyond

Our Under One Tent program year has enjoyed great author events. Our GO READ IT! programming with Congregation B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council have brought us a diverse line-up of authors who have shared everything from growing up on a very secular kibbutz (Rachel Biale) to studying at an Orthodox yeshiva (Jonathan Boyarin). We've learned about the importance of "Jewish Pride" (Ben Freeman) and experienced (vicariously) what it was like being a CIA counter-terrorism agent (Tracy Walder). "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." While we still have many exciting author events on our winter/spring line-up, we will soon begin planning for next year's programming. Should you know writers you would like us to consider for the 2022-2023 GO READ IT! series, email us at underonetent@ccjcc.org.

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

Pile Of Books

Upcoming Events

  • COMPETING WITH IDIOTS
    May 22, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Nick Davis.
  • WATERGATE'S FORGOTTEN HERO
    Jun 16, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    Author event with Adam Henig sponsored by the CCJCC and Cong. B'nai Shalom in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.

Past Events

  • THE WOMAN WITH THE BLUE STAR
    Apr 27, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Pam Jenoff. Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom, and Cong. B'nai Tikvah's Sisterhood in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
  • X TROOP
    Apr 26, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Leah Garret. Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC, Congregation B'nai Shalom in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
  • THE SISTERS OF AUSCHWITZ
    Apr 25, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Roxane van Iperen. Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC, Congregation B'nai Shalom in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
  • ONCE WE WERE SLAVES
    Apr 07, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Prof. Laura Arnold Leibman. Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC , Congregation B'nai Shalom in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
  • UNSTOPPABLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF SIGGI B. WILZIG
    Apr 03, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Joshua Greene. Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC and Congregation B'nai Shalom in partnership with the Jewish Book Council and the Lafayette Library.
  • DARE TO SPEAK: DEFENDING FREE SPEECH FOR ALL
    Mar 28, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author Event with CEO of PEN America Suzanne Nossel. Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC and Congregation B'nai Shalom.
  • LADYPARTS
    Feb 15, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Deborah Copaken.
  • NABOKOV AND THE REAL WORLD
    Feb 13, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Robert Alter. Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING SUSPECT NO.1
    Feb 03, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Lise Pearlman. Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • REQUIEM FOR A FEMALE SERIAL KILLER
    Jan 23, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Phyllis Chesler. Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • THE HISTORY OF STAND-UP: FROM MARK TWAIN TO DAVE CHAPELLE
    Jan 20, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Wayne Federman. Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • A WONDERFUL GUY: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE GREAT MEN OF MUSICAL THEATRE
    Jan 09, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Eddie Shapiro. Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • WHEN BAD THINKING HAPPENS TO GOOD PEOPLE
    Dec 09, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event facilitated by Steven Nadler. Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • YESHIVA DAYS: LEARNING ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE
    Nov 08, 2021, 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.
  • MAHJONG: A CHINESE GAME AND THE MAKING OF MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE
    Nov 04, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Annelise Heinz sponsored by the CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.
  • THE UNEXPECTED SPY
    Oct 19, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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.