Through membership to the Jewish Book Council, the JCC hosts a variety of authors and speakers throughout the year with the intent to educate, enlighten, and enrich the community.
Admission Per Person Per Program:
Event Only: $9.50 (online) • $10 (phone/in person) | *Event + Book: $30
*Does not include tax on book.
All events will feature a discussion about the book followed by a meet-and-greet opportunity with the author(s).
Sunday, January 13 | 5pm
In her book Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone, Juli Berwald, a former ocean scientist, goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems.
Gracefully blending personal memoir with crystal-clear distillations of science, Spineless reveals that jellyfish are a bellwether for the damage we're inflicting on the climate and the oceans and a call to realize our collective responsibility for the planet we share.
Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner
Sunday, March 24 | 5pm
Let's face it: most of us can't handle talking about death. We're awkward and uncertain; we blurt out platitudes or say nothing at all; we send sympathy bouquets whittled out of fruit to the shiva house. Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome., by Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer, can help us do better.
Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as "redefining mourning," this book--praised by Stephen Colbert and Mindy Kaling, among others--offers a road map for navigating grief and resilience in the modern age.
This program is accessible to individuals that are differently abled. Find out more by clicking the image on the left.