1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Ph: 908-889-8800

Author Visits

Spotlight Speakers
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein with author Jamie Bernstein

Sunday Brunch, January 26 • 10:00 a.m.
Jamie Bernstein, musician, composer and activist Leonard Bernstein’s oldest daughter, discusses her deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir. An intoxicating tale, Famous Father Girl is an intimate meditation on a complex and sometimes troubled man, the family he raised, and the music he composed that became the soundtrack to their entwined lives. Deeply moving and often hilarious, Bernstein’s beautifully written memoir is a great American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age.  Sponsored by Gitterman Wealth Management.  Please register by Tuesday, January 21.  Price: $32, Member Price: $25, cost includes brunch

Conversations with Authors
The City Game with author Matthew Goodman

Monday, January 27 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The City Game tells the thrilling and heartbreaking story of the City College Beavers which in 1950 became the only team ever to win the NIT and NCAA basketball tournaments in the same year.  This college, known for intellectual achievement, not athletic prowess, fielded a team made up of all Jewish or African-American players.  Unfortunately, scandal and corruption followed.  Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council. Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org 

Spotlight Speakers
The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia with authors Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz

Thursday, February 6 • 7:30 p.m.
From the hosts of Tablet magazine’s wildly popular Unorthodox podcast, The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia is an edifying, entertaining and thoroughly modern introduction to Judaism. By weaving together the essential and the esoteric, the snarky and the earnest, the Jewish and the Jew-ish, this book honors its title, offering a truly unorthodox approach to Judaism and allowing each reader to fin his our her point of connection with the culture, the tradition and the religion.  Sponsored by Gitterman Wealth Management. Please register by Monday, February 3. Price: $18, Member Price: $15, wine and snacks included

Conversations with Authors
Tehran Children with author Mikhal Dekel

Monday, February 24 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tehran Children is the extraordinary true story of Polish-Jewish child refugees who escaped the Nazis and found refuge in Iran. Rather than perish in Nazi-occupied Poland, more than a million Jews escaped east to the Soviet Union.  There they suffered extreme deprivation but many survived and continued on to Iran.  Dekel fuses memoir with historical investigations in this account of the all-but-unknown Jewish refuge in Muslim lands.  Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council. Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.

Conversations with Authors
Cinema Judaica: The Epic Cycle 1950-1972 with author Ken Sutak

Monday, March 16 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
This stunning sequel mainly covers 1950-1972, illustrated with more than four hundred four-color, high definition images of Jewish heroines, heroes and history taken from the breathtaking movie poster art of the generation-long rise and fall of the post-war cycle of spectacular epic films. Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council.  Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or arivlin@jccnj.org

Spotlight Speakers
The Plaza with author Julie Satow

Sunday Brunch, March 22 • 10:00 a.m.
Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row. The Plaza is the account of one notorious New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy.  With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century.  Highlighted on The Today Show and NY1 and by editors of the New York Times, Vogue, Fortune and Time.  Sponsored by Gitterman Wealth Management. Please register by Tuesday, March 17. Price: $32, Member Price: $25, cost includes brunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top