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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-11-01

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Jewish Book Festival

Ann Arbor literary event celebrates
its 25th anniversary.

Halye Aisner

Special to the Jewish News

Ladin. This honest, humorous and sensi-
tive memoir tells her story

11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 (WB)
Larry Tye: Superman: The High-

Flying History of America's Most
Enduring Hero
Few know the true tale of the world's
most beloved superhero. In Superman,
best-selling author Larry Tye tells the
story of two shy Jewish boys who cre-
ated the character, the publishers and
actors who helped bring Superman to
life, and all the challenges, fights and
struggles that came with the creation of
the astonishing Man of Steel.

5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 (WB)
Joy Ladin: Through the Door of Life: A

Jewish Journey Between Genders
A professor at Yeshiva University, Jay
Ladin made quite a splash when he
returned to the campus of this Orthodox
Jewish school as a new person — liter-
ally. The former Jay Ladin was now joy

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 (OP)
Morris Wolff: Whatever Happened to

Raoul Wallenberg?
Raoul Wallenberg risked his life to save
Jews during the Holocaust — and then
disappeared after the war. Wallenberg's
family hired attorney Morris Wolff to
look into the case; this book finally
solves the sad mystery of his fate.

3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 (WB)
Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz:
Rock 'n' Roll Myths, presented by
Gary Graff
Learn the truth about how Mama Cass
died, Ozzy and the bat and every weird
rumor you've heard about leading rock
and country-music stars.

Spirituality/ Lidaism

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is r JEW.

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 (WB)
Rabbi Sherwin Wine, edited by
Rabbi Adam Chalom: A Provocative

Judaism, presented in a clear, infor-
mative and fascinating text.

People: A Secular History of the Jews,
presented by Rabbi Chalom
A Provocative People, the final work
by Humanistic Judaism founder Rabbi
Sherwin T. Wine and edited by Rabbi
Adam Chalom of the International
Institute for Secular Humanistic
Judaism, offers a fresh, rational and
often humorous look at Jewish history.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 (WB)
Avraham Burg: Very Near to You
Avraham Burg offers new and
insightful commentary on contem-
porary issues and morals in a text
Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the first woman
ordained a Conservative rabbi, calls
"Torah for the 21st century?"

1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 (OP)
Andrea Lieber: One Hundred

Blessings a Day — Why Jewish
Spirituality Begins with Gratitude
A guide to the key concepts of

3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 (WB)
Francine Hermelin Levite: My

Haggadah: Made It Myself
A do-it-yourself book for families and
children, with basic blessings, songs
and stories. ❑


he Jewish Community Center of
Greater Ann Arbor will celebrate
its 25th anniversary with its annual
Jewish Book Festival, running Nov. 5-18 at
the JCC. This year's event includes seven
Lunch with the Author events, evening
and Sunday programs, a Local Authors
Brunch, a special children's program and
a cooking demonstration. All author pre-
sentations are free and
open to the community.
Lunch may be pur-
chased for Lunch with
the Author events for
$10 in advance or $15
at the door.
While Ann Arbor
several authors
Aaron Dworkin
with Detroit's Annual
Jewish Book Fair, there
are several authors and
events that are unique
to Ann Arbor. Zoe
Fishman returns to
Ann Arbor on Monday,
Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. to dis-
Ari Weinzweig
cuss her book Saving
Ruth, which offers a
serious-comic look at growing up a sharp-
tongued liberal Jewish girl in a conserva-
tive Alabama town.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. will feature
Aaron Dworkin, author of Uncommon

Rhythm: A Black, White, Jewish, Jehovah's
Witness, Irish Catholic Adoptee's Journey to
Leadership, which is a harrowing yet mov-
ing account of Dworkin's personal journey
through social isolation and discrimina-
tion to found the Sphinx Organization,
the leading national arts organization that
focuses on youth development and diver-
sity in classical music.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, at noon, the
JCC will have a Lunch with the Author
event, featuring Lydia S. Rosner, author
of The Russian Writer's Daughter, a col-
lection of lively autobiographical stories
about growing up in a Russian- American
Jewish household during the Red Scare.
That same evening, the Frankel Center for
Judaic Studies will feature a Scholars Night
at 7 p.m. Authors Deborah Dash Moore,
Zvi Gitelman, Harvey Goldberg, Joshua
Miller, Ranen Omer-Sherman and Lisa
Silverman all will participate and discuss
their latest books. This event is free and
open to the community.
A community favorite, the Local Authors

Brunch, will take place at 9 a.m. Sunday,
Nov. 11. This free event will feature
Barbara Cain, Andrei S. Markovits, Geri
Markel, Irene Miller, Mitchell Rycus, Ivan
Sherick, Ken Waschberger and Marina
von Neumann Whitman. Nov. 11 also will
include a children's program at 3 p.m. with
Larry Tye, author of Superman: The High-

Flying History of America's Most Enduring
Hero. Children are invited to dress up as
their favorite superhero, take a picture with
Superman and enjoy a Superman ice-cream
sundae. The cost is $5 per person.
Monday, Nov. 12, will include a Lunch
with the Author event featuring Daniel
Milstein, author of The ABC of Sales, in
which Milstein will share advice on how to
reach your maximum sales potential and
position your company among the elite.
Andrea Strongwater will be the fea-
tured Lunch with the Author guest on
Tuesday, Nov. 13. Her book, Where We
Once Gathered: Lost Synagogues of Europe,
is a collection of vibrant paintings depict-
ing synagogues that were eradicated before
and during World War II. At 7 p.m. that
same evening, Julie Nagel will discuss her
book, Melodies of the Mind: Connections
Between Psychoanalysis and Music, which
invites the reader to take a journey on
an aural and oral road that explores both
music and emotion and their links to the
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., the
JCC will welcome back Ari Weinzweig,
CEO and co-founding partner of
Zingerman's Community of Businesses.
Weinzweig will discuss his newest book,
A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Being a
Better Leader. This is the newest volume
in the Guide to Good Leading series, and
it divulges Zingerman's "secrets" for "radi-
cally increasing workplace satisfaction and
On Friday, Nov. 16, at noon, Aviva
Kleinbaum and Aric Mutchnick will lead
a cooking demonstration featuring reci-
pes from their book, Fusion by Nadia: A
Quilting of Flavors from Iraq, Israel and
America. This event also will include
lunch with the authors. The cost is $10 in
advance or $15 at the door.

Halye Aisner is director of marketing and

membership at the JCC of Greater Ann Arbor.

For a full schedule of Book Festival
events at the JCC of Greater Ann
Arbor: (734) 971-0990; www.
jccannarbor.org .

November 1 ® 2012


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