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March 2019

Book and author event

March 31 , 9:30 am

Neve Shalom, Metuchen, will present the Donald and Ruth Kahn Book & Author Event on Sunday, March 31, at 9:30 a.m. Authors will address the theme of Jewish immigration to America and sign and sell their books. They are Elissa Brent Weissman, “The Length of String”; Betsy Carter, “We Were Strangers Once”; Richard Slotkin, “Greenhorns: Stories”; and Boris Fishman, “Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (A Memoir with Recipes).” Call 732-549-2238 or go to neveshalom.net.

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Discussion of “A River Could Be A Tree”

March 31 , 2:00 pm
Temple B’nai Or, 60 Overlook Rd
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
$10

Temple B’nai Or, Morristown, 2 p.m. Jewish Book Council author series with Angela Himsel, whose memoir describes her journey from the evangelical Worldwide Church of God to Judaism. The event costs $10; books are available for purchase for $15. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to kimlefferts@templebnaior.org.

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April 2019

Book to Plate: The Gefilte Manifesto

April 3 , 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book House, 281 Essex Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
$10

Just in time for Passover, meet author’s Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz of The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods. Learn about how the two are reimagining and revitalizing Old World Jewish foods and inspiring a new generation to get in the kitchen. The Gefilte Manifesto cookbook was named a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a top cookbook of the year by USA Today and Epicurious. Guests will sample Passover recipes from their book…

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Cookbook Author Elizabeth Kurtz

April 3 , 7:00 pm
Ahavas Achim B’nai Jacob & David, 700 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
$50

Congregation AABJ&D, West Orange, 7 p.m. Author of “Celebrate!” will demonstrate Passover recipes. Cost is $50; to check availability, email aabjd@verizon.net.

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Beth El Synagogue Passover Storytime

April 9 , 4:45 pm
Robbinsville Library, 2 Robbinsville Allentown Rd
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4:45 p.m., Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor will be sponsoring a Passover Storytime with a craft, story and snack at the Robbinsville Library located at 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Rd., Robbinsville.  Online registration at www.mcl.org is required and begins on March 26, 2019 or call 609-259-2150. For more information contact the Beth El Synagogue office at 609-443-4454 or admin@bethel.net.

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Holocaust memories

April 28 , 11:00 am
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Author Miriam Dobin, a second-generation survivor of the Holocaust and Hebrew School program director at Neve Shalom in Metuchen, will speak at the synagogue on Sunday, April 28, at 11 a.m. RSVP to 732-548-2238, ext. 11.

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Holocaust remembrance

April 28 , 1:30 pm
Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Rd
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Dr. Elizabeth Scheiber, codirector of the Julius and Dorothy Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center at Rider University, will present “100 Years of Primo Levi” at the the annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Interfaith Service, on Sunday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Adath Israel Congregation in Lawrenceville. Primo Levi, born in 1919, was the author of “Survival in Auschwitz” and other works of memoir and testimony. Call 609-896-4977 or go to adathisraelnj.org.

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May 2019

Author event

May 2 , 11:00 am
The Pines Manor, 2085 NJ-27
Edison, NJ 08817
$70

Brandeis National Committee’s Middlesex and Somerset chapters will present an afternoon with Marcia R. Rudin, author of “Hear My Voice” and “Flower Toward the Sun,” on Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at The Pines Manor, Edison. Cost is $70, $60 Brandeis members. Call Barbara at 732-545-8937.

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Meet the author

May 5 , 11:00 am
Congregation Torat El, 301 Monmouth Rd
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
$15 – $20

Keith Gessen, author of “A Terrible Country,” will be featured in the next installment of the “Meet the Author” series at 11 a.m. at Congregation Torat El, Oakhurst. Gessen will be available to sign the book, which is available for purchase for $20. A light brunch will be served. Pre-paid reservations at $15 can be made at torat-el.org or by calling 732-531-4410. The cost is $20 at the door. This event is made possible through a generous grant from the…

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Synagogues of Philadelphia

May 5 , 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kehilat Hanahar Little Shul, 85 West Mechanic St.
New Hope, PA 18938
Free

Award-winning author Ira Poliakoff will be speaking about his new book detailing the history of Philadelphia-region synagogues (the 5-county area, including Bucks) and the history of Jewish people in the Philadelphia region. The event is free, but please RSVP at littleshul@kehilathanahar.org.

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Book review

May 15 , 7:30 pm

Matawan/Aberdeen Hadassah will discuss the book “Montana 1948” by Larry Watson at 7:30 p.m. at a member’s home in Aberdeen. RSVP to 732-566-3203.

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Book review

May 19 , 9:30 am
Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Rd
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Women’s League at Adath Israel Congregation, Lawrenceville, will discuss “Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project” on Sunday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 609-896-4977.

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Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Dantowitz

May 23 , 11:30 am
Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E Northfield Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039

Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston, 11:30 a.m. Study of books of Samuel and King David and his relationships. Bring a dairy lunch; beverages will be provided. RSVP to 973-994-2290 or visit tbanj.org.

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Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Dantowitz

May 23 , 11:30 am
Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E Northfield Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039

Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston, 11:30 a.m. Study of books of Samuel and King David and his relationships. Bring a dairy lunch; beverages will be provided. RSVP to 973-994-2290 or visit tbanj.org.

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June 2019

Book Club Lavish Brunch

June 5 , 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Green Brook Country Club, 100 W Greenbrook Rd
Caldwell, NJ 07006

Green Brook Country Club, North Caldwell, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Featuring best-selling authors Mark Sullivan, “Beneath a Scarlet Sky”; and Dani Shapiro, “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love.” Kosher meals are available upon request. Contact GBCC book club chair Marlene Leen Cohen at mmlc2926@aol.com or call 800-838-3006 for tickets.

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