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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." We have many exciting author events on our fall/winter line-up. 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

  • DELVING INTO "BIBI: MY STORY" WITH JOURNALIST AVI SHILON
    Jan 31, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC in partnership with Cong. B’nai Shalom, Cong. B’nai Tikvah, BA-JAIN and Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • THE LOST GIRL
    Feb 05, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Alan Jacobson. Sponsored by the CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council in partnership with Diablo Valley Hadassah.

Past Events

  • AVAILABLE AS IS: A MIDLIFE WIDOW'S SEARCH FOR LOVE
    Jan 29, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
    Beth Chaim Cong., 1800 Holbrook Dr, Danville, CA 94506, USA
  • ARTISTS UNDER FIRE
    Jan 26, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Lana Melman. Sponsored by the CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom, Jewish Book Council in partnership with Cong. B'nai Tikvah and Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • COOKING ALLA GIUDIA
    Jan 17, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Event facilitated by cookbook author Benedetta Jasmine Guetta. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
    Jan 10, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Micheline Maynard. Sponsored by the CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council in partnership with Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • THE THREAD COLLECTORS
    Jan 03, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Event facilitated by Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman, co-authors of "The Thread Collectors." Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • THE SPY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
    Dec 12, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Howard Blum. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • DISABILITY PRIDE
    Dec 08, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Ben Mattlin. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • COCO AT THE RITZ
    Nov 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Gioia Diliberto. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • REBECCA OF SALERNO
    Nov 15, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Esther Erman. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • WHY DO JEWISH?: A MANIFESTO FOR 21ST CENTURY JEWISH PEOPLEHOOD
    Oct 30, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Zack Bodner. Sponsored by the CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom, Cong. B'nai Tikvah, and the Jewish Book Council in partnership with Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • #ANTISEMITISM: COMING OF AGE DURING THE RESURGENCE OF HATE
    Oct 24, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Samantha A. Vinokor-Meinrath. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • YOU'RE LEAVING WHEN?
    Sep 20, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Annabelle Gurwitch. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • KOSHERSOUL: A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL W. TWITTY AND ADEENA SUSSMAN
    Sep 15, 2022, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsored by Jewish Book Council, Contra Costa JCC, and Cong. B'nai Shalom. Co-sponsor Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • BAGELS, SCHMEARS, AND A NICE PIECE OF FISH
    Sep 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Cathy Barrow. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • UNDER JERUSALEM: THE BURIED HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST CONTESTED CITY
    Sep 06, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Andrew Lawler. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • SHANDA
    Sep 01, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
  • CAN WE TALK ABOUT ISRAEL?
    Aug 29, 2022, 7:00 PM PDT – Aug 30, 2022, 8:00 PM PDT
    Temple Isaiah Sanctuary, 945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    A conversation between Rabbi Jill Perlman and author Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund. Presented by Temple Isaiah's Israel & World Jewry Committee.
  • AEROGRAMS ACROSS THE OCEAN: A LOVE STORY IN LETTERS, 1970-1972
    Aug 11, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC and Cong. B'nai Shalom in partnership with New Lehrhaus.
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