Wednesday, November 1

12:00 PM Book Lovers Lunch 
7:00 PM Kvetch or Kvell 
7:30 PM Yehoshua November 

12:00 PM | Book Lovers Lunch with Alexandra Silber and Sana Krasikov

Alexandra SilberAlexandra Silber
After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by “Fiddler on the Roof”

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Internationally acclaimed actress and singer Alexandra Silber brings us After Anatevka – a story which picks up where the musical Fiddler on the Roof ends.

If you ever wondered what happens to the beloved characters of Tevye, his wife, Golde, and their daughters after the curtain fell, this is your chance to find out.

Silber devises a heartfelt love story between Tevye’s second-eldest daughter, Hodel, and her socialistic fiancé, who was exiled to a labor camp for his involvement in the resistance. 

Photo credit Emma Mead


Sana KrasikovSana Krasikov
The Patriots: A Novel

The Patriots is an epic spy story spanning three generations and crisscrossing between the United States and Russia during the Cold War years.

One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists, Sana Krasikov depicts Florence Fein, a woman who moves from Brooklyn to Russia for a promising career, but gets caught in an inescapable web.

Years later, her son Julian makes the opposite move to the U.S., however, on a business trip to Moscow, he learns of his mother’s involvement with the KGB. 

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Joyce Cramer

$27 (Includes one book and lunch)

Advance Purchase Required by October 27
Not included in Series or Patrons Pass

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7:00 PM | Kvetch or Kvell: Parenting through a Jewish Perspective

Carla Naumberg Shannon Sarna
Carla Naumburg, PhD. Shannon Sarna
Jill Patir Sarah Seltzer
Jill Patir Sarah Seltzer

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Presented in partnership with Kveller

Join us for a conversation with Kveller Editor, Sarah Seltzer and contributing writers from the thriving online community of parents who share, celebrate and commiserate their experiences of raising kids through a Jewish lens.

This panel of Jewish parent bloggers will explore diverse ways of incorporating Judaism and Jewish culture into different parenting styles. 

Panelists include: Carla Naumburg, PhD., a clinical social worker and author. Naumburg appeared at JBAF in 2014 and 2015 with Ready, Set, Breathe and Parenting in the Present Moment; Shannon Sarna, Editor of the popular Jewish food blog The Nosher and author of Modern Jewish Baker; Houstonian Jill Patir, a former Jewish educator and mother of two. Patir is currently the Membership and Outreach Coordinator at Congregation Emanu El. Kveller Editor, Sarah Seltzer will moderate the panel.

$12 Member | $18 Public 

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7:30 PM | Yehoshua November

Yehoshua NovemberTwo Worlds Exist

Finalist for the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize and for the 2016 National Jewish Book Award in Poetry, Yehoshua November’s poetry collection, Two Worlds Exist, ponders upon the balance of practicing an ancient religious tradition in contemporary America.

November’s beautiful and thought-provoking reveries on work and family, and the crossroads between sacred and secular, cause the reader to want to partake in religious devotion despite our busy lives.

November teaches at Rutgers University and Touro College and lives in Teaneck, NJ. 

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