Sunday, November 13

11:00 AM Ezra Glinter
1:00 PM Film: In Search of Israeli Cuisine
4:00 PM Local Literati
7:30 PM Guy Bavli Master of the Mind®

11:00 AM | Ezra Glinter

Ezra GlinterHave I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward

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The Forward is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world. It welcomed generations of immigrants to the USA, brought them news of Europe and the Middle East and provided comforts like comic strips and noodle kugel recipes. Ezra Glinter, critic at large for The Forward, has combed through archives to find the best stories from the newspaper’s 120-year history, digging up such varied works as wartime novellas, avant-garde fiction and satirical sketches about immigrant life in New York now translated into English for the first time. 

“If you’re not reading the Forward anthology of Yiddish literature, you’re more than a bit meshugge.” –Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure.

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Jewish Book Council

1:00 PM | Film: In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Directed by Roger Sherman
USA, 2015, 97 min
English, Documentary

Director Roger Sherman in Attendance

What is Israeli cuisine? Chef and James Beard Foundation Award winner Michael Solomonov travels all of Israel, meeting an eclectic group of professional and amateur chefs, cheese makers, vintners, farmers and fisherman who draw on their own ethnic heritage as they add to the ever-growing lexicon of Israeli cuisine. As Solomonov immerses himself in local flavors of the 100+ cultures that make up the Israeli people, Oscar-nominated documentarian Roger Sherman offers a behind-the-scenes look at a dynamic Israeli food scene rooted in centuries-old tradition.

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4:00 PM | Local Literati

Houston SkylineMeet our hometown writers and learn about their new works first-hand followed by a reception and book signing in the Bookstore. Celebrate writers Dr. Sam Axlerad, Betty Baer, Josh Blackman, Glenn Eldridge, Ellen Israel Goldberg, Patrick Hemstreet, Rivka Sarah Horowitz, Paul Horvitz, Karen McDonough, Leslie Contreras Schwartz and Gay Yellen. 


7:30 PM | Performance: Guy Bavli Master of the Mind®

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Join us for a night of psychic fun! Award-winning mentalist Guy Bavli takes you on his journey into the mysteries of the human mind. This evening of telekinesis, humor, ESP and interactive audience participation will have you buzzing long after the final curtain call.

You will be mesmerized as Bavli demonstrates how the mind can overcome all. You will see how he can read your mind, predict your actions and move objects without touching.

Bavli has been featured in over 400 television shows, performed in 50 countries, and headlined at prestigious venues around the world. Don’t miss this evening of belly-laughing humor and amazing feats of the mind. Leave your logic at the door… and take a walk on the Mind Side!

"Guy exceeded our expectations and never failed to amaze our audience with his very original appearaces at Caesars Palace." – Caesars World Entertainment.

Underwritten by Janet and Elton Lipnick

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We will start a wait list at the Box Office at 6:30 PM on Sunday, and you’re welcome to come and see if we have any remaining tickets for the program at that time.