Jewish Book Month

Talia Carner

Thursday, November 7* | 12:30 pm
*RSVP required

Talia Carner is a captivating speaker and we are thrilled to welcome her back to MLRT with her new book, The Third Daughter. This fascinating story tells of malicious men who came to Russia from the New World guaranteeing young Jewish girls fleeing pogroms an easy life in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Instead of becoming a wealthy bride as promised, Batya was forced into prostitution in a city where prostitution
was not only legal but deeply embedded in the culture. Batya finds herself tricked into being one of thousands of women sold into the oldest profession in the world. As the plot progresses, she becomes a tango dancer and gets an unexpected and dangerous way of keeping her dream of bringing her family to the new world.

Reservations are required to Beth Lloyd. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Paperback copies of The Third Daughter will be available for sale with a book signing following the presentation.

Edmund Case

Friday, November 8 | 8:00 pm

In observance of Interfaithways Month, we are privileged to host Edmund Case, author of Radical Inclusion: Engaging Interfaith Families for a Thriving Jewish Future. Edmund Case is the founder of Interfaith Family, the leading nonprofit supporting interfaith families exploring Jewish life. Engaging in Jewish life can be a source of deep value and meaning, not only for Jews, but equally for their partners from other faith traditions and most importantly for their children. Through historical context, statistics, personal narratives, and practical guidance, Edmund Case will chart three road maps to adopt radically inclusive attitudes and policies to revitalize and sustain Jewish tradition. Join us as we learn to adapt his message of inclusion within our own congregation.

Copies of Radical Inclusion: Engaging Interfaith Families for a Thriving Jewish Future will be on sale and during the Oneg, the author will be available to sign copies.

Jane Bernstein

Sunday, November 10 | 10:00 am

Jane Bernstein, author of The Face Tells the Secret, comes from Pittsburgh where she is a teacher in the creative writing program at Carnegie Melon University.

In The Face Tells the Secret, everything has been hidden from Roxanne G.—her birth name, her sister, her family history—until her “boyfriend” tries to ingratiate himself by flying in her estranged mother from Tel Aviv. That visit is the start of a tumultuous journey, in which she first learns about a profoundly disabled sister who lives in a residential community in the Galilee, and later begins to unearth disturbing long-held family secrets.

Her book is dedicated to Hinda Haskell, a long time member of our Temple and a choir member for 30 years. Coffee and bagels will be served at 9:30 am. Join us to hear Jane’s heartfelt tale and how she came to write her story.