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Please join us on some Wednesday evenings this summer to hear amazing speakers followed by a reception.

Wed, Jul 17 at 7:00pm

Author Joan Leegants will join us to talk about her new book Displaced Person: Stories. "Set half in Israel and half in the States, the stories in this prize-winning collection explore the experience of exile, belonging, and what it means to call a place home.” Her book is the winner of the New American Fiction Prize. Her other books include Wherever You Go and An Hour in Paradise. Joan will speak about her new book and copies will be available for sale.

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Wed, Jul 31 at 7:00 pm

Artist and Musician Stephen Bates will join us to discuss Judaism and Spirituality; the intersection of music and art. "I inherited Judaism through my mother, and I embraced it from my clarinet teacher, Leon Russianoff” said Bates. The talk will include examples of his artistry and musicianship. Stephen played clarinet in the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington DC for thirty-six years. Stephen will combine showing his painting, The Promise to Noah with music and as he shares stores about his life. 

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Wed, Aug 14 at 7:00 pm

Judith Black, "one of America’s foremost storytellers, retelling history from new perspectives, tickling familial dysfunction, offering ironic explorations of aging, and most recently turning her skills towards our disrupted climate.” Judith will share The Stories of our Lives from the climate crisis to our aging bones. These stories let you know that you are not alone in any of it.

 

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Tue, June 25 2024 19 Sivan 5784