The Louisville Jewish/Israeli Author Series will present four events this year, leading off on Sunday, November 2, with Louiville’s own Rachel Ament who will talk about her book, The Jewish Daughter Diaries, at 10:30 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center. There will be a book signing at 11:30.
The book, a collection of essays that includes stories from Mayim Bialik, a star of The Big Bang Theory; Jena Friedman, a producer of The Daily Show; Rachel Shukert, author of Starstruck; Anna Breslaw, editor of Cosmopolitan; and many others, explores the complex relationships between Jewish daughters and their mothers.
Ament, the daughter of Sue and Mark Ament, is now a writer and editor who lives in Washington, D.C.
For more information, please contact Adath Jeshurun Cantor David Lipp, 458-5859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Gordis, author of Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel’s Soul, will be coming to town on Sunday, November 16, to discuss his biography of Israel’s sixth prime minister that explains how this pre-state “terrorist” became the first Israeli leader to sign a peace treaty with an Arab country.
He will speak at 7 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun, and there will a book signing following his talk.
Ari Shavit, author of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, will speak on Sunday, December 7, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Adath Jeshurun. There will be a book signing following his talk. This event is sponsored by Adath Jeshurun and co-sponsored by Temple Shalom.
Irwin Kula, author of Letters between Irwin Kula and Leonard Fine, z”l (soon to be published); is also scheduled to come to Louisville. Details will be announced when they are finalized.
The Louisville Jewish/Israeli Authors Series is made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.
Books, provided by Carmichael’s Bookstores, will be available for purchase at each event.