Workshops and Talks
Jewish and Literary themed workshops, classes, lectures, and special events

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God, Faith, and the Law: How Religion has shaped American Va 

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God, Faith, and the Law: How Religion Has Shaped American Values

Tuesday, February 13 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Author and historian Jenna Weissman Joselit (Set in Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments),  and author and thought-leader Robert P. Jones (The End of White Christian America) come together to reflect on the values and texts that have shaped US history and culture, and what that means for us now. This super-timely conversation will be moderated by Sarah Posner, a Reporting Fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, who has covered religion and politics for The Washington Post, The New York Times, and other publications.


Books will be available for purchase and there will be a book signing at this event.

Contact Shirley Serotsky, Director of Literary Programming, with questions at ShirleyS@edcjcc.org.

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100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know: Book Talk with Capitals Radio Network Host Ben Raby

Wednesday, February 21 7 PM-8:30 PM

Can the Washington Capitals finally win the Stanley Cup this year? Which players make the best interviews? What makes Alex Ovechkin one of the greatest goal scorers in NHL history? And how close did Washington come to losing the team altogether in the 1980s?

Join sports reporter and Capitals radio host Ben Raby as he discusses his own professional journey while sharing behind-the-scenes stories from his new book, 100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.

Books will be available for purchase and there will be a book signing at this event.

Contact Shirley Serotsky, Director of Literary Programming, with questions at ShirleyS@edcjcc.org.

PRE-REGISTER HERE


A Conversation with Steven Gaines, Author of One of These Things First

Monday, March 12, 7:30pm

Join us for a hilarious, heartrending talk with Steven Gaines, author of One of These Things First, a wry and poignant reminiscence of a 15-year-old gay Jewish boy in Brooklyn in the early sixties. With a true gift for storytelling, Gaines captures his childhood shtetl in Brooklyn life with all its dramas and secrets, including a brilliant young psychiatrist who promises to cure him of his homosexuality and give him the normalcy he longs for (spoiler alert: it doesn’t work). Through it all, Gaines weaves a tale that delights and disturbs.


Books will be available for purchase and there will be a book signing at this event.

Contact Shirley Serotsky, Director of Literary Progamming, with questions at ShirleyS@edcjcc.org.

PRE-REGISTER HERE