After the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival, be sure to check out these upcoming author talks. 

Sally Kohn
The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing our Humanity

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Sally KohnSally Kohn, a CNN political commentator and columnist, has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences and learning how to talk respectfully with people whose views she disagrees with passionately. It was time, she decided, to look into the epidemic of hate all around us and learn how we can stop it.

In The Opposite of Hate, Kohn talks to leading scientists and researchers and investigates the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate and how incivility can be a gateway to much worse.

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Jamie Bernstein
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

Sunday, March 24 | 1:00 PM

Jamie BernsteinJamie Bernstein, 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. In Famous Father Girl, Bernstein mines the emotional depths of her childhood and invites us into her family's private world.

Bernstein is a writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker. She travels the world as a concert narrator. Join us for a screening of West Side Story paired with Bernstein’s talk.

Patron Sponsors: Vicky and Michael Richker

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Caroline Moss & Michelle Markowitz
Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails

Tuesday, April 16 | 7:30 PM

Moss & MarkowitzHey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, and direct messages.

Michelle Markowitz, a writer and producer, has been featured in the New York Times, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and MTV. Caroline Moss has written for New York Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and Business Insider.

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Marc Agronin
The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life

Monday, May 13 | 1:00 PM

Marc AgroninThe acclaimed author of How We Age presents a hopeful and practical model of aging--a guide to understanding how we can all make the journey better.

As one of America's leading geriatric psychiatrists, Dr. Marc Agronin’s first-hand experience and the latest scientific research are brilliantly distilled in The End of Old Age--a call to no longer see aging as an implacable enemy and to start seeing it as a developmental force for enhancing well-being, meaning, and longevity.

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All authors featured in the Afterword are ticketed events. Sally Kohn, Jamie Bernstein, Caroline Moss & Michelle Markowitz, and Marc Agronin are all included in the Patron of the Arts offering and the Full Book Festival Subscription.

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Also be sure to check out our new Chapter and Verse series featuring brunch and conversation as we hear from contemporary Jewish authors on relevant issues of today.

For more information, please contact Amy Rahmani at or 713.595.8187.