Wednesday, November 5, 2014

San Diego Jewish Book Fair | November 8-16th

Opening Night Event
Carol Leifer, 7:30 pm Temple Solel

How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying 
Like Seinfeld? Want to meet the "real Elaine?" Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend time with a brilliant comedienne who has written for Seinfeld (the character Elaine Benes was partially based on her) and SNL among other pop-culture touchstones. Carol Leifer will leave everyone in the auditorium laughing as she shares dirt and details about what it takes to make it-and make it out of-Hollywood. Her previous book, When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win was a national bestseller, and this latest collection of essays-fueled by 30 years in the entertainment industry, from being discovered by David Letterman to being "fired" from Celebrity Apprentice-is likely to be as well.

Literary Circle Partner with the Author: Sarah & Earl Feldman 

Price: $20.50; JCC Member Price: $17.50
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Speaker Highlights:
Do not miss this one! There is no more influential journalist writing about Israel than Ari Shavit, and My Promised Land is, in essence, the culmination of his life's work, a book as acclaimed as it is popular. Shavit-a columnist, reporter, and board member of Haaretz-pulls from sources including personal interviews, family histories (his own included), road trips into the far reaches of the country, history books, and more, and filters it all through his own discerning eye. Join the author as he shares the story behind what many consider to be a definitive examination of Israel: its formative years, its complications and contradictions (then and now), and-most importantly-its possible futures.

Literary Circle Partner with the Author: San Diego Wexner Alumni

Price: $18.50; JCC Member Price: $15.50
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Ayelet Waldman
Love & Treasure

Meet the bestselling author of Bad Mother and Love & Other Impossible Pursuits (which was made into a movie starring Natalie Portman) for a lunchtime discussion of her latest novel, Love and Treasure. This multigenerational tale is centered on the true story of the Hungarian Gold Train, which was filled with valuables stolen from countless Hungarian Jews lost in the Holocaust. A stolen treasure, a post-war love affair in "the picturesque corpse" of Salzburg, the search for a missing painting by a contemporary Israeli art dealer-Ayelet Waldman's spellbinding storytelling powers are at their peak as she weaves multiple plot lines together over the decades following WWII.

Price: $21.50; JCC Member Price: $18.50
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Rabbi David Wolpe

Spend an evening with "the most influential rabbi in America" (Newsweek) exploring the story of King David, slayer of Goliath, composer of the Psalms, the greatest Torah scholar of his generation, beloved by God... and an adulterer, deceiver, and tragically flawed man. Rabbi Wolpe-leader of the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, author of the bestselling Making Loss Matter, a public speaker who has appeared on The Today Show and Face the Nation, and a leader of Conservative Judaism who has debated Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and Steven Pinker-will present us with a fresh look at David, whose reign established Jerusalem as the center of the Jewish Kingdom.

Adult Education Community Partners:  Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Dor Hadash, Jewish Family Service, Ohr Shalom Synagogue, Temple Emanu-El of San Diego, Temple Solel, and Rabbi Aaron S. Gold Institute of Adult Jewish Studies at Tifereth Israel Synagogue.

Price: $18.50; JCC Member Price: $15.50
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From Webster's: chutzpah (noun): personal confidence or courage that allows someone to do or say things that may seem shocking to others. So why does Rabbi Edward Feinstein-an engaging storyteller and the author of The Chutzpah Imperative and Tough Questions Jews Ask-call chutzpah an imperative? Perhaps because he sees this level of confidence as central to transmitting the message of Judaism, as empowering Jewish people to reshape the world, as essential to Jewish education, activism, and living. Join us for an uplifting discussion on the tenets of today's Judaism and the origins and myriad expressions of chutzpah.  Rabbi Feinstein is Senior Rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, CA.

Literary Circle Partner with the Author: Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Price: $20.50; JCC Member Price: $17.50
For tickets click here or call the Box Office at (858) 362-1348
Full speaker line-up includes:

Cara Tennenbaum | Carol Leifer | Cantor Mitchell David Kowitz | Laura Silver | Kai Bird | Tim Kelly | Iris Krasnow | Bernd Wollschlaeger, M.D. | Stephen Smith | James A. Grymes | Tova Mirvis | Liel Leibovitz | Boris Fishman | Ari Shavit | Judith Fein | Daron Joffe | Gabirelle Selz | Ayelet Waldman | Jacqueline Semha Gmach | Hillary Selese Liber | Jonathan Eig | Rabbi David Wolpe | Nicole Mones | Randy Susan Meyers | Mark Lee Greenblatt | Eddie Shapiro | Mathew Klickstein | Leslie Adatto | Pam Jenoff | Alyson Richman | Gina Nahai | Rebecca Ann Alexander | Allen Salkin | Rabbi Edward Feinstein
November 8 - 16, 2014
Temple Solel | Seacrest Village 
North County Jewish Hub | Lawrence Family JCC

San Diego's internationally recognized San Diego Jewish Book Fair celebrates its 20th year with headliner Ari Shavit. Book Fair events will run from November 8 through November 16, and are presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS. 

North County events are scheduled for November 8 through November 10 at Temple Solel in Cardiff. From November 13 through November 16, including the free-of-charge Family Day Book-a-Palooza, on Sunday, November 16, from 10am-1pm, will be held at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla.

Don't miss lunch with Judith Fein at noon on November 11th at Seacrest Village and morning coffee with Darron Joffe on November 12th at 10 am at the North County Jewish Hub. See site for full details.

Price varies per event. See site for full details or call the 
Box Office at (858) 362-1348
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