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Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature

Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:00pm

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The 3rd Annual Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature showcases our community’s love of reading, writing, and the written word. Organizations across Baltimore will host virtual events that include family activities, panels, and author readings.


Gordon Center for Performing Arts
November 8 | 1:00pm
Natan Sharansky & Gil Troy 
Authors of Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People reflect on profound insights into his faith, people, and humanity at large.


Gordon Center for Performing Arts & Har Sinai/Oheb Shalom
November 8 | 8:00pm 
Joan Lunden
Lunden, in conversation with CNN’s Holly Firfer, shares from her new book Why Did I Come Into This Room, a hilarious take on coping with the realities of aging


The Soul Center
November 11 | 8:00pm
Casper ter Kuile

Harvard's Casper ter Kuile will explore how everyday activities can transform into spiritual practice with his new book, The Power of Ritual.


Baltimore Hebrew Institute
November 16 | 4:00pm
Judaism and Heresy: The case of Spinoza, Freud, and Tchernichovsky
A discussion with an academic panel on the varied forms of expressions of heresy in Jewish history, thought and literature.


Myerberg Center
November 18 | 5:00pm
Morey Kogul
Author of Running Breathless: An Untold True Story of WWII and the Holocaust, Morey Kogul shares his father’s story and Holocaust lessons.


Beth Am Synagogue
November 22 | 11:00am
Michael Salcman
Poetry reading with Michael Salcman, author of Shades & Graces, inaugural winner of the Daniel Hoffman Legacy Book Prize from Spuyten Duyvil Press in New York City.


Macks Center for Jewish Education & PJ Library
November 22 | 4:00pm
Amy Meltzer

Meltzer, author of Harvest Blessings, will guide families though an interactive food experience focused on food that comes from trees and the earth.


Additional Community Partners with Events Coming Soon:
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Jewish Museum of MD 
Chizuk Amuno Congregation


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