Described as a “luminous guide through the Jewish holy days,” Abigail Pogrebin will share some of the personal experiences she captures in her book, “My Jewish Year.” Employing an endearingly irreverent sense of humor and courageous honesty, Pogrebin writes about her year-long immersion into the Jewish calendar. Pogrebin celebrates, reveres, and pokes a bit of fun at our glorious calendar of holidays, holidays she describes as “the rope pulling the ancient into today.”
Abigail Pogrebin is the author of the recently published book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, which was reviewed by David Gregory in The New York Times and featured on the Today Show. Her first book, Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish was adapted for the off-Broadway stage and her second book, One and the Same, covered her every aspect of being a twin. A former producer for Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes and for Bill Moyers at PBS, she has written for numerous publications including Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, the Forward and Tablet, and has moderated conversations at the JCC in Manhattan, The 92Y, The Skirball Center, and The Shalom Hartman Institute. She currently serves as President of Central Synagogue in Manhattan.
This program is the official launch of Rodef Reads, a year long congregational read and complementary programming.
Learn more about Abigail Pogrebin: https://abigailpogrebin.com/
Contact: Cookie Mandell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Free; registration requested
Rodef Reads will engage every demographic in the TRS family in special programming and complementary reading for our children and young teens. The publisher has given TRS a special rate of $12 per hardback copy. Books are available for purchase now via Paypal here or by check to be paid at the Temple office. Books may be picked up at the office after payment is made.
Cost: $12 per book
Contact: Email Cookie Mandell
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Rodef Reads is sponsored by the Adult Education Committee and generously supported with the assistance of a grant from the Simon Family Fund for Jewish Living.