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The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook with Authors Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner

Tuesday, December 1 • 7:30 p.m.
In partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest
The Berkshires boasts an impressive number of family-run farms. These stories of the area's farmers and chefs are told through the language of food and the recipes extend well beyond the region. Join the Bildners’ as they paint a vivid portrait of the earth and what we eat. Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council.
Price: $10

Read In the Berkshires, Farm to Table Recipes with a Dash of Social Justice

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Book Read with Nesting Dolls author Alina Adams

Tuesday, December 8 • 7:30 p.m.
The Nesting Dolls is about three gen­er­a­tions of a Sovi­et Jew­ish fam­i­ly in 1930s and 1970s Odessa USSR, and in present day Brighton Beach, Brook­lyn. Three women strug­gle to sur­vive through Stal­in’s purges, the Free Sovi­et Jewry move­ment and the bat­tle between roots and assim­i­la­tion in America.  Proud partner of the Jewish Book Council.
Price: $10

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Magic Lessons with Bestselling Author Alice Hoffman

This event is presented in partnership with the Mandel JCC Palm Beaches and the Houston JCC

Tuesday, December 15 • 7:30 p.m.
Join bestselling author Alice Hoffman for a talk on her latest book Magic Lessons. Just in time for the 25th anniversary of Practical Magic, this novel traces a centuries-old curse to its source and tells the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch to the Owens women and men featured in the two other novels in this series. 
Price: $18

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"Striking...Hoffman offers an eye-opening account of how single women were treated in the 17th century, particularly when their knowledge or intelligence was deemed threatening. ...Maria’s page-turning adventure is thoroughly enjoyable. Hoffman’s redemptive story of a fiercely independent woman adds an engrossing, worthwhile chapter to the series."
Publishers Weekly

“Luminous…all characters, even the villains, are not only vividly, but also compassionately, rendered….Hoffman adeptly highlights that how one uses a talent, selflessly or selfishly, has a sweeping impact on many lives, meaning that one should always choose courage, and that love is the only answer.”
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