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Under One Tent – Spring 2018

Lectures & Book Talks

Meet authors, academics and experts on a wide variety of issues.


  1. BOOK SISTERS READING OF “THE SYMPATHIZER: A NOVEL”

    Lectures & Book Talks
    The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, author Viet Thanh Nguyen, has written a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. Its narrator is a communist double agent who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, while secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. Kristen Mackey will lead the discussion.
    BOOK SISTERS READING OF “THE SYMPATHIZER: A NOVEL”

    Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    Tuesday, Apr. 17 6:30pm


  2. MIMI EPSTEIN MEMORIAL LECTURE: THE US-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP FROM TRUMAN TO TRUMP

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Dennis Ross is Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and has played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East. He was the point man on the peace process in the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations.
    MIMI EPSTEIN MEMORIAL LECTURE: THE US-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP FROM TRUMAN TO TRUMP

    Temple Isaiah
    Sunday, Apr. 22 4:00pm


  3. THE DEMENTIA WHISPERER

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Gerontologist Laura Wayman is a dementia care expert and best-selling author. She will explore dementia symptoms, share “creative interventions,” and present tried and true form of communication for those who are suffering with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. This presentation is for caregivers, families and friends and also provides 1.0-contact hours of accredited continuing education units (CEU’S).
    THE DEMENTIA WHISPERER

    The Reutlinger Community
    Wednesday, Apr. 25 6:30pm


  4. ALDEN SOLOVY: LITURGIST IN RESIDENCE

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Poet Alden Solovy will lead a Shabbat dinner discussion and share his approach to liturgical poetry during Shabbat services.
    ALDEN SOLOVY: LITURGIST IN RESIDENCE

    Congregation Beth Emek
    Friday, Apr. 27 6:00pm


  5. RELIGIOUS PLURALISM & AMERICAN JEWISH ROLE IN ISRAEL – WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Josh Ladon from the Hartman Institute will lead this impactful discussion.
    RELIGIOUS PLURALISM & AMERICAN JEWISH ROLE IN ISRAEL – WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

    Temple Isaiah
    Wednesday, May. 23 7:00pm


  6. AUTHOR EVENT, SURVIVOR CAFE: THE LEGACY OF TRAUMA AND THE LABYRINTH OF MEMORY

    Lectures & Book Talks / 120 mins
    As survivors of many of 20th century’s most monumental events begin to pass away, author Elizabeth Rosner will answer the question: How do we carry those stories forward? Called “breathtaking” and “powerful,” Rosner’s new book describes her family’s journey to Buchenwald as well as echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, and survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    AUTHOR EVENT, SURVIVOR CAFE: THE LEGACY OF TRAUMA AND THE LABYRINTH OF MEMORY

    Fireside Room in Rossmoor
    Thursday, May. 24 1:00pm


  7. AUTHOR EVENT: BOOK TALK ON “THE MAN WHO LIT LADY LIBERTY”

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Author Richard Schwartz will explore the life of the Jewish immigrant actor who personally paid to light the Statue of Liberty in 1886.
    AUTHOR EVENT: BOOK TALK ON “THE MAN WHO LIT LADY LIBERTY”

    The Reutlinger Community
    Friday, Jun. 1 2:00pm


  8. IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN HITLER’S BERLIN

    Lectures & Book Talks / 90 mins
    Two by Four: Under One Tent Book Discussion - 1933, Berlin. William E. Dodd, America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Third Reich, is first entranced by the “New Germany.” But his opinion changes as anti-Semitism alarmingly rises, the press is censored and new legislation is enacted. Although it reads like a novel, Erik Lawson’s book is an incredibly readable work of non-fiction.
    IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN HITLER’S BERLIN

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Tuesday, Jun. 12 1:30pm

    IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN HITLER’S BERLIN

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Tuesday, Jun. 19 1:30pm


  9. THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA

    Lectures & Book Talks / 90 mins
    Two by Four: Under One Tent Book Discussion - What if? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth imagines a past where the American hero and rabid isolationist Charles Lindbergh beats Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential race. This bone-chilling, alternative narrative is told through the eyes of a Jewish boy in New Jersey.
    THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Tuesday, Jul. 10 1:30pm

    THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Tuesday, Jul. 24 1:30pm