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July 2020

Daniel Silva, The Order

Date and Time:

July 15 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for an entertaining evening with internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva, in conversation with his wife, Jamie Gangel. The two will host a lively discussion about Silva’s new thriller, The Order, featuring the continuing adventures of the legendary art restorer and spy, Gabriel Allon. Wednesday, July 15 8:00pm   THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT! Book purchase of The Order from our partner,  Bookstore of Maplewood, is required for one household to receive access to the virtual event on Zoom. Books will be…

August 2020

Special Needs Services Virtual Dance Social

Date and Time:

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

presented by JCC MetroWest and the Madeline Drench Special Needs Endowment Fund Power House DJ • MC "Fun" Rachel Gordon Free • Registration Required REGISTER HERE

September 2020

Virtual Book Group: Beyond the Ghetto Gates

Date and Time:

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual Book discussion followed by a conversation with author Michelle Cameron. Set during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign (1796–97), Beyond the Ghetto Gates is both a cautionary tale for our present moment, with its rising tide of anti-Semitism, and a story of hope—a reminder of a time in history when men and women of conflicting faiths were able to reconcile their prejudices in the face of a rapidly changing world. Book Discussion: 12pm Conversation with Michelle Cameron:…

With Dov Ben-Shimon, Executive Vice President/CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Prior to joining Federation, Dov was assistant executive vice president and director of board development of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Born in England, Dov moved to Israel at the age of 18. He was an Air Force rescue medic and Infantry combat medic in the Israel Defense Forces. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in international relations from the Hebrew University. Thursday, September 10,…

The Book of Two Ways: A Novel

Date and Time:

September 23 @ 8:00 pm

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A In Conversation with Judy Blume, New York Times Bestselling Author and Owner, Books & Books at The Studios of Key West   From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a riveting novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives. Ticket: $36 – One virtual ticket (includes one signed* copy of The Book of Two Ways…

Total Meditation

Date and Time:

September 30 @ 8:00 pm

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES   For the last thirty years, Deepak Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution in the West. His new book Total Meditation offers a complete exploration and reinterpretation of the physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual benefits that this practice can bring. “Stop. Take three deep breaths and smile everywhere in your body, observing what’s happening in your body. Proceed now with kindness and understanding.” Join New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra as he…

October 2020

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A with Author Ellyn Hutt This program is made possible through the generosity of Harriet z”l and Jerry Ritzer. Living in the Present Moment, A Divine Design uses timeless Jewish traditions to guide the reader in exploring ancient insights into how to live in the present with joy and happiness. Ellyn Hutt is a…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A with Eric Furda & Jacques Steinberg From an Ivy League dean and a college admissions expert, a guide to help parents support their children as they navigate their way to college. The College Conversation is a comprehensive resource for mapping the path through the college application process that provides practical advice and reassurance…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A with Casey Cep One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2019, a New York Times bestseller and named one of the best books of 2019 by Time, Glamour, O Magazine, Town and Country, and more, Casey Cep brings to life a courtroom drama, a true-crime thriller and a miniature biography of Harper…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A with Jeffrey Rosen Jeffrey Rosen, author of "Conversations with RBG" is going to be in conversation with Dahlia Lithwick the senior editor of Slate and host of Amicus, Slate's awarding-winning podcast about the law and the Supreme Court. REGISTER HERE For more information, contact Katy Strulson at 973-530-3915 or [email protected]

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A with Colin Quinn In Colin Quinn's new book, the popular comedian, SNL alum, social commentator, and star of the shows Red State Blue State and Unconstitutional tackles the condition of our union today. Running state-by-state, from Connecticut to Hawaii, Quinn calls us out and identifies the hypocrisies inherent in what we claim to believe and…

Virtual Book Group: The Third Daughter

Date and Time:

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual Book discussion followed by a conversation with author Talia Carner. Batya, a Jewish Russian girl lives in Eastern Europe in the late 1800s. Her beauty is noticed by a wealthy businessman, Moscowitz, who convinces Batya's father to let him marry her although she is only 14. Later, Batya is taken to Buenos Aires, where Moscowitz is part of a sex trafficking organization called Zwi Migal. One thought alone sustains her: she must find a way to make enough money…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A with Talia Carner   Batya, a Jewish Russian girl lives in Eastern Europe in the late 1800s. Her beauty is noticed by a wealthy businessman, Moscowitz, who convinces Batya's father to let him marry her although she is only 14. Later, Batya is taken to Buenos Aires, where Moscowitz is part of a…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A with Abigail Gewirtz, PhD An urgent and necessary book, When the World Feels Like a Scary Place brings solutions to a problem that is only going to get worse - how bad things happening in the world affect our children, and how we can raise engaged and confident kids in spite of them.…

An Evening with Jonathan Safran Foer

Date and Time:

October 14 @ 8:00 pm

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER is the author of three award-winning and internationally best-selling novels: Everything Is Illuminated; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am.  His non-fiction books, Eating Animals (Little Brown), and We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) have been described as "compelling", life-changing," and "likely to alter your relationship to food for ever" (The Guardian), "Stirring...compelling, and bringing invigorating moral clarity" (Entertainment Weekly); raising "critical ethical questions we all need to face" (Huffington Post), "a work of moral philosophy" (San Francisco Chronicle), and "a pop art cultural…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM In Conversation with Holly Firfer Everyone knows Steve Madden’s name and his shoes, but few are familiar with his story. Over the past thirty years, Steve Madden has taken his eponymous shoe company from the fledgling start-up he founded with a mere $1,100 to a global, multi-billion-dollar brand. But Madden’s mistakes, from his battle with addiction to the financial…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM In conversation with Lee Schrager, Founder, South Beach Wine & Food Festival   Level up your vegetables. In this groundbreaking cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage offer a next-level approach to vegetables that breaks down the fundamentals of cooking into three key elements: process, pairing, and produce. For process, Yotam and Ixta show how easy techniques such as charring and…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q&A with Judy Gold In Yes I Can Say That, comedy veteran Judy Gold argues that "no one has the right to tell comics what they can or cannot joke about... Laughter is a unifier. It's the best medicine...” For Gold, nothing is more insidious than enforcing silence and repressing jokes—the job of a comedian is to expose society's demons,…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM In Conversation with Emily Giffin, New York Times Bestselling Author   A man with a mysterious past is asked to find a missing teenage girl in this shocking thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away. Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past.…

November 2020

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Never Alone

Date and Time:

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM In Conversation with Nadia Bilchik, Local Media Personality, Author, and Noted Speaker Never Alone is a classic account of courage, integrity, and belonging. In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist for the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement for free Jewish emigration, was arrested. He spent nine years as a political prisoner, convicted of treason against…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM In Conversation with Holly Firfer, CNN Journalist   A funny “What to Expect When You're Expecting” for the aging woman, acclaimed journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into various phases of aging in her most candid and revealing book yet. Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. Whether you’re in…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. Everyone knows Yogi Berra. The American icon was the backbone of the New York Yankees through ten World Series Championships, managed the National League Champion New York Mets in 1973, and had an ingenious way with words that remains an indelible part of our lexicon. But no one knew him like his family did. My Dad, Yogi is Dale Berra's…

Virtual Travel through Morocco with Chris McCormack

Date and Time:

November 11 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

This program is sponsored by Sabin Eldercare. Registration is required for this free program REGISTER HERE

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A with John Grishman Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham at the height of his storytelling powers. In what may be the most personal and…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A with Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibowitz and Mark Oppenheimer   REGISTER HERE Join authors Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibowitz and Mark Oppenheimer as they present the Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: An Unorthodox Guide to Everything Jewish Deeply knowing, highly entertaining, and just a little bit irreverent, this unputdownable encyclopedia of all things Jewish and Jew-ish covers culture, religion, history,…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Michael Oren

Date and Time:

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A with author Michael Oren The Night Archer and Other Stories is a collection of startling short fiction by New York Times bestselling author and international statesman, Michael Oren. A medieval slave-turned-sultan, an alien who declines to visit Earth, a prophet who dares to ask “is God funny?” and a ghost who fears the…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. When Truth Is All You Have By the founder of the first organization in the United States committed to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, this is a riveting story of devotion, sacrifice, and vindication. Jim McCloskey was at a midlife crossroads when he met the man who would change his life. A former management consultant, McCloskey enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM With Special Guest Former Mossad Commandor Dani Limor   Inspired the Netflix drama, The Red Sea Diving Resort! In the early 1980s, on a remote part of the Sudanese coast, a new luxury resort opened for business. Catering to divers, it attracted guests from around the world. Little did the guests know that the staff members were undercover spies,…

Virtual Book Group: The Yellow Bird Sings

Date and Time:

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual Book discussion followed by a conversation with author Jennifer Rosner. As World War II rages, a Polish mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives. As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses through her and the farmyard outside…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Ariel Sabar

Date and Time:

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. In 2012, Dr. Karen King, a star professor at Harvard Divinity School, announced a blockbuster discovery at a scholarly conference just steps from the Vatican: She had found an ancient fragment of papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene "my wife." The tattered manuscript made international headlines. If early Christians believed Jesus was married, it would upend the 2,000-year history…

Virtual Travel to Iceland with Chris McCormack

Date and Time:

November 18 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

This program is sponsored by Caring People. Registration is required for this free program REGISTER HERE

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM In Conversation with Mara Davis, Local Atlanta Media Maven Michael Ian Black, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son In a world in which the word masculinity often goes hand in hand with toxic, Black offers up a way forward for boys, men, and anyone who loves them. Part memoir, part advice book, A Better Man reveals…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Michael J Fox

Date and Time:

November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A with author Michael Oren In Conversation with Harlan Coben, New York Times Bestselling Author In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach…

4th Annual Women Valor

Date and Time:

November 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Help us celebrate and honor inspiring women in the MetroWest community in support of JCC MetroWest Terri Friedman and Joyce Goldstein Join us for a special tribute to Lois Lautenberg (z”l) and Maxine Myers (z”l) for their lifelong leadership to our MetroWest community   REGISTER TODAY Zoom link to be sent by November 15, 2020 By supporting the Women of Valor event, you are honoring two inspiring women as well as supporting JCC MetroWest and ensuring that our community has…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Rachel Bloom

Date and Time:

November 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. Music and Multi-Media Presentation! From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems, and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more. Rachel Bloom has felt abnormal and out of place her whole life. In this exploration of what she thinks makes her "different,"…

NJJFF Extra! Event: Aulcie

Date and Time:

November 22 - November 24

Director: Dani Menkin 2019, 75 minutes USA, Israel / English, Hebrew Documentary In 1976, Aulcie Perry, a gifted black athlete from Newark, was recruited by the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team and helped lead them to their first historic European Cup championship, putting Israel, as his teammate and fellow Jerseyan Tal Brody claimed, “on the map.” After converting to Judaism and becoming an Israeli citizen, Perry reveled in the adulation of his new country — but soon took a turn…

JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually. ZOOM Author Talk + Q & A with David Baldacci FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her sister Mercy clashes with military investigator John Puller's high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy -- from which neither of them will escape unscathed. David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His…