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The Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair

For more than 35 years, the Weinstein JCC has celebrated Jewish books and authors at its annual Book Fair. The goal of this event is to educate the community about Jewish literature and to stimulate discussion and thought regarding current Jewish issues, history, philosophy, literature and poetry. 

 

* Livestream events will have an in-person audience and the author will be virtual.

** Virtual events both the audience and the author will be virtual for this event.

Tracy Walder, The Unexpected Spy (Livestream)


 Tracy Walder, a Jewish-American woman, was recruited by the CIA out of college. With the events of 9/11, Walder found herself tracking terrorists with President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Colin Powell looking over her shoulder. She successfully earned the trust of al-Qaeda’s top men, Jihadists who swore they’d never speak to a woman. The Unexpected Spy is a powerful memoir about a woman who made a career in a male-dominated field and what she’s taken away from it now. 

Free and open to the community

Co-hosted by 5400 Club

Rebecca Frankel, Into the Forest (Livestream)


Into the Forest is a gripping novel of love, escape, and survival from wartime Poland to a wedding in Connecticut. It traces the true story of the Jewish Rabinowitz family who fled to the Bialowieza Forest to escape the Nazi killing squad that had terrorized their hometown. The story leads the reader through a 65-year journey, marked by a series of remarkable twists of fate.

Free and open to the community

Co-hosted by 5400 Club

Ira Rosen, Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes (Virtual)


Ira Rosen, two-time Peabody Award-winning writer and producer, reveals the intimate, untold stories of his decades spent at America’s most iconic news show.  It’s a 60 Minutes story about the show, 60 Minutes.

Judy Batalion, The Light of Days (Virtual)


One of the most important untold stories of World War II, The Light of Days, is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who helped weaponize Poland’s Jewish youth groups to resist the Nazis.

 

Anne Sebba, Ethel Rosenberg (Livestream)


On June 19, 1953, Ethel Rosenberg became the first woman in the US to be executed for a crime other than murder. She was thirty-seven years old and the mother of two small children. Yet even today, at a time when the Cold War seems all too resonant, Ethel’s conviction for conspiracy to commit espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union makes her story still controversial. Anne Sebba’s biography uses the dramatic prison letters Ethel exchanged with her husband, lawyer, and psychotherapist over a three-year period. Ethel Rosenberg’s story has been called America’s Dreyfus Affair: a catastrophic failure of humanity and justice that continues to haunt the national conscience.

Free and open to the community

Co-hosted by 5400 Club

Tovah Feldshuh, Lilyville (Virtual)


In this insightful, compelling, often hilarious, and always illuminating memoir, Lilyville, six-time Emmy and Tony nominee, Tovah Feldshuh, shares the highs and lows of a remarkable career and the lessons she’s learned about how to live a life in the spotlight, strive for excellence, and most importantly, how to still get along with your mother!

Dr. Michael Roizen, The Great Age Reboot (Livestream)


Dr. Michael F. Roizen, MD, is the Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, Chief Medical Consultant on The Dr. Oz Show, and author of four New York Times Bestselling books.  In his newest book, The Great Age Reboot, Dr. Roizen explains how to prepare for a longer, healthier future as the human lifespan expands and more people are living to 100 years and beyond.

Free and open to the community

Co-hosted by 5400 Club

 

Joshua Greene, Unstoppable (Livestream)


Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend is the true-life story of how an American immigrant and Holocaust survivor went from selling neckties out of the trunk of his car to become CEO of both a publicly traded oil company and a bank with assets in excess of $4 billion. Unstoppable is a riveting narrative of grit, cunning, luck and determination to live.

Free and open to the community

Co-hosted by 5400 Club