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Post-Holidays Book Club w/ Author!

Charleston YAD (Young Adult Division) and the Charleston JCC WOW Bookfest will be co-hosting YAD’s inaugural book club event! We will be reading Home in the Morning by Mary Glickman, and…. Mary lives locally and will be joining us to discuss her book!
 
Mary Glickman is the author of four novels, Home in the Morning, National Jewish Book Awards Finalist in Fiction’s One More River, Marching to Zion, and An Undisturbed Peace, listed by Southern Living as a best novel of 2016.
 
Some goodies will be provided, coffee/drinks for purchase.
 
Make sure to get started on reading the book! It is only $1.99 via Kindle, $16.99 paperback and there are options for used books as well $4-8. See synopsis of the book below.

Synopsis of Home in the Morning:
Jackson Sassaport is a man who often finds himself in the middle. Whether torn between Stella, his beloved and opinionated Yankee wife, and Katherine Marie, the African American girl who first stole his teenage heart; or between standing up for his beliefs and acquiescing to his prominent Jewish family’s imperative to not stand out in the segregated South, Jackson learns to balance the secrets and deceptions of those around him. But one fateful night in 1960 will make the man in the middle reconsider his obligations to propriety and family, and will start a chain of events that will change his life and the lives of those around him forever.

Home in the Morning follows Jackson’s journey from his childhood as a coddled son of the Old South to his struggle as a young man eager to find his place in the civil rights movement while protecting his family. Flashing back between Jackson’s adult life as a successful lawyer and his youth, Mary Glickman’s riveting novel traces the ways that race and prejudice, family and love intertwine to shape our lives.

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Judy Goldman, Author of “Together”

Judy will be talking about her remarkable new book “Together”: a remarkable memoir of marriage and medical mishap, just published by Nan Talese/Doubleday New York.

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 2-3PM
Cost: $10
: Charleston Library Society – 164 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

For more information contact Marylyn Haspel at 843.580.8564 or marylynh@charlestonjcc.org


Marion Usher, author of “One Family, Two Religions”

In partnership with KKBE Adult Education Program

What happens when things get serious between a couple when one partner is Jewish and one is not? This book is for them–for interfaith couples who are dating, engaged, newly married, already established and for their families. The book enables them to navigate the complexities of an interfaith relationship and create a relationship rich in respect, understanding and a life grounded in Jewish identity. Dr. Marion Usher, creator of “Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners,” draws on her experience working with 700 interfaith couples over 25 years. It follows the struggle and success of couples who have made the journey.

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 7 PM
Where: KKBE Synagogue – 90 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401

For more information contact Marylyn Haspel at 843.580.8564 or marylynh@charlestonjcc.org


Stephen Flatow, author of “A Father’s Story: My Fight for Justice Against Iranian Terror”

The story of one brave father’s determination to bring his daughter’s murderers to justice through the American justice system. Stephen M. Flatow says he was “just a real estate lawyer in New Jersey” until April 9, 1995. Flatow’s life changed that day when he learned his daughter Alisa, a twenty-year-old college student traveling in Israel, had been the victim of a terrorist bus-bombing. After he discovered the Iranian government had directly sponsored the bomber, Flatow decided to sue the terror state.

His book recalls the events surrounding his successful lawsuit.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 7 PM
Cost: $10
Where: The Schoolhouse – 720 Magnolia Street, Charleston (West Ashley), SC 29407

For more information contact Marylyn Haspel at 843.580.8564 or marylynh@charlestonjcc.org


Jamie Bernstein, author of “Famous Father Girl-A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein”

Charleston JCC WOW Bookfest proudly presents:
Jamie Bernstein: Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

When: Thursday, January 17th @ 7 PM
Where: The Schoolhouse
720 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
Admission: $10
Seats are limited! Reserve now: jamiebernstein.eventbrite.com

The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir. Bernstein mines the emotional depths of her childhood and invites us into her family’s private world. A fantastic set of characters populates the Bernsteins’ lives, including: the Kennedys, Mike Nichols, John Lennon, Richard Avedon, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, and Betty (Lauren) Bacall. An intoxicating tale and an intimate meditation on a complex and sometimes troubled man, the family he raised, and the music he composed that became the soundtrack to their entwined lives.

For more information, contact Marylyn Haspel, Bookfest Director, at marylynh@charlestonjcc.org or 843-580-8564


Danny Siegel, Author

What do Eleanor Roosevelt, Golda Meir and Wonder Woman have in common? American author, lecturer and poet Danny Siegel will tell you when he discusses “Mitzvah Heroines, Past and Present”.

Danny Siegel is an American author, lecturer, and poet who has spoken in more than 500 North American communities, to communal organizations, synagogues, JCC’s, Federations, on Tzedakah and Jewish values.

Often referred to as “The World’s Greatest Expert on Microphilanthropy”, “The Feeling Person’s Thinker”, and “The Pied Piper of Tzedakah”, and most recently as “A Pioneer Of Tzedakah” by the New York Jewish Week editor and publisher, he is one of three recipients of the prestigious 1993 Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators.

For any questions please contact:
Marylyn Haspel, Bookfest Director:  marylynh@charlestonjcc.org
Robyn Wittenberg Dudley, Community Leader: snajewishcommunity@gmail.com


Film Screening, “My Dear Children”

The JCC Filmfest, College of Charleston Jewish Studies Program, and Charleston Jewish Federation’s REMEMBER Program for Holocaust and Genocide Awareness proudly present a screening of “MY DEAR CHILDREN.” Nearly 100 years ago, Feiga Shamis sent her two young children to an orphanage a continent away. Twenty years later, she hand-wrote a 174-page letter to her children explaining her decision. The moving, eye-opening documentary based on this letter describes the anti-Jewish massacres in Eastern Europe following WWI — a tragedy that remains little known.

Co-producer/Director LeeAnn Dance will offer a talkback following the screening. An award winning television producer and groundbreaking investigative reporter, Dance has worked as a freelancer in East Africa and as a producer with CNN’s investigative and documentary unit. She now has her own boutique production company outside of Washington, D.C. “My Dear Children” is her first independent documentary.

Event is free and open to the public.


StandUp For Peace Comedy Night

Comics Scott Blakeman (Jewish) and Dean Obeidallah (Muslim) build bridges, promote tolerance and encourage conflict resolution with a disarmingly funny comedy show that’s been a hit at JCC’s, college campuses and theaters throughout the country and breaks new ground by finding common ground.

Don’t miss this incredible evening of laughter!

Contact Marylyn Haspel, Bookfest Director, with any questions at marylynh@charlestonjcc.org

This program sponsored in part by a generous allocation from the Charleston Jewish Federation


JCC Filmfest presents “Heading Home”

The JCC Filmfest, KKBE, and the Terrace Theater present:
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

When: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 @ 7 PM
Where: Terrace Theater @ 1956 Maybank Highway, Charleston SC
Cost: General Admission – $12.50 | Student – $8.00 | Patron – $18.00

Proceeds benefit KKBE Sanctuary Restoration Fund

The JCC Filmfest, KKBE, and the Terrace Theater present Heading Home, the stirring underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The line-up included several Jewish American Major League players who discovered the pride of representing Israel on the world stage. Heading Home is a grand slam, even if you don’t know a home run from an infield fly!

Program following the screening features Ben Abzug, Assistant General Manager of the Charleston RiverDogs.


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