Conversations with Authors: “The City Game” with Matthew Goodman

JCC of Central NJ 1391 Martine Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The book tells the story of the City College Beavers, which in 1950 became the only team ever to win the NIT and NCAA basketball tournaments in the same year; it was fielded all by Jewish and African-American players. Cost is $8, free for members; for […]


Book Club Discussion with Author and Illustrator

Bnai Keshet 99 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ

Bnai Keshet, Montclair, 8-10 p.m. Filmmaker Laura Wald will interview deaf writer Sara Novic on her new book, “America is Immigrants,” followed by a Q-and-A, interactive game of Pictionary with illustrator Alison Kolesar, and food sampling from local immigrant-owned businesses. A book signing and sale will be held. Register at

Savage Feast

The Hebrew Academy 22 School Road East, Marlboro Township, NJ

Journalist Jennifer Altmann will interview Boris Fishman about his book “Savage Feast,” which explores an immigrant family’s history through its time-honored recipes, at a Tu b’Shvat celebration sponsored by Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hebrew Academy, Marlboro. Couvert is $54 (no […]


Book Club Discussion

Congregation Agudath Israel 20 Academy Road, Caldwell, NJ

Book Club Discussion: Sarah Hurwitz’s “Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — in Judaism.” Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017. Register at or contact or 973-226-3600.

Book Group

Temple B'nai Abraham 300 E Northfield Rd, Livingston, NJ

Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston, 7:30 p.m. Discussion of “Sapiens: a Brief History of Human Kind” by Yuval Noah Harari. RSVP to 973-994-2290 or go to

“Tehran Children” with Author Mikhal Dekel

JCC of Central NJ 1391 Martine Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. “Tehran Children” tells the true story of Polish-Jewish children who escaped the Nazis and found refuge in Iran. Cost is $8, free for members; $6.50 if staying for lunch, $4.50 recommended for seniors. RSVP three days in advance to Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800, ext. 260, or […]


Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Dantowitz

Temple B'nai Abraham 300 E Northfield Rd, Livingston, NJ

Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston, 11:30 a.m. Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz explores Ethics of our Ancestors through a close study of Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz’s “Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary.” Bring a dairy lunch; beverages will be provided. RSVP to 973-994-2290 or visit

Therapist’s tales

East Brunswick Public Library 2 Jean Walling Civic Center Dr, East Brunswick, NJ

East Brunswick Hadassah will present “Therapist in the Hood: How an Observant Jew Grew to Love the Church Ladies and Foster-care Teens She Treated — And then Tried to Make a Difference” at 1 p.m. at East Brunswick Public Library. Lisa A. Sturm, a therapist who treated women and adolescent girls at a counseling center […]

Jewish poetry

Congregation B'nai Israel 171 Ridge Road, Rumson, NJ

“Jewish Poetry: from David to Dylan: A Tribute to Jack Needle” will be held at Congregation B’nai Israel, Rumson, at 11 a.m. This program was the brainchild of CBI’s former cultural programming committee chair, Professor Jack Needle, who died last July. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to or call 732-842-1800.

Author event

Neve Shalom 250 Grove Ave, Metuchen, NJ

Three authors will be featured at the Donald & Ruth Kahn Book & Author Event to be held at 10 a.m. at Neve Shalom, Metuchen. The authors are Talia Carner, “The Third Daughter”; Eileen Pollack, “The Professor of Immortality”; and Cherise Wolas, “The Family Tabor.” They will sign and sell their books after the program. […]

Meet the author

Congregation Torat El 301 Monmouth Rd, Oakhurst, NJ

Congregation Torat El, Oakhurst, will feature Mamta Chaudhry, author of “Haunting Paris,” as part of its Meet the Author series event at 11 a.m. The book is available for purchase at the temple for $20 and will be signed by the author during the program. A light brunch will be served. Pre-paid reservations are $15, […]

$15 – $20

Passover stories

Mercer County Library: Robbinsville Branch 42 Robbinsville Allentown Rd, Robbinsville Twp, NJ

Passover Storytime, sponsored by Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor, will be held Thursday, April 2, at 4:45 p.m. at the Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library. Pre-register beginning March 19 at

Virtual Book Talk (Online)

JCC of Middlesex County, Edison, 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Bestselling author Leslie K. Barry will talk about her new book “Newark Minutemen: A True 1930s Legend About One Man’s Mission to Save a Nation’s Soul Without Losing His Own.” The free program is offered in partnership with Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey. […]

Writing the Life of Lucy S. Dawidowicz (Online)

Virtual event presented by Rutgers University’s Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. Prof. Nancy Sinkoff will discuss her new book, “From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History” at noon. Sinkoff, the Bildner Center’s academic director and associate professor of Jewish […]