Upcoming Events


A Schmear and a Spiel
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

A Schmear and a Spiel

Let Brooklyn Social Media transport you to the Borscht Belt on a Fall Sunday in Park Slope. While fressing on bagels and lox, enjoy Alice Rosenthal’s spiel from Bess and Frima (She Writes Press, August 21, 2018). Her new spellbinding novel, set in the Catskills and the Bronx in the years before and after World War II, is a fearless examination of female friendship, politics and sexuality, courtship and marriage, artistic desire and domestic duty. 

Alice’s originally conceived title for her novel was “Thomas Jefferson Didn’t Sleep Here.” So it’s both ironic and fitting that this event will take place in the Revolutionary War-era Old Stone House.

As an added bonus, radio host and progressive kibitzer Katie Halper will entertain us with her schtick, and introduce Alice.

As in the iconic commercial – “You don’t have to be Jewish to love Levy’s Real Jewish Rye,” this event will be relished by all.

$45 Admission includes a bagels and lox brunch with unlimited mimosas and a copy of Bess and Frima. Purchase tickets here.

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Strong Jewish Women: A Conversation Between Alice Rosenthal and Jill Eisenstadt
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Strong Jewish Women: A Conversation Between Alice Rosenthal and Jill Eisenstadt

Two tumultuous periods of US history affect the trajectories of women’s lives. From the Catskills and the Bronx during the World War II era and beyond, to the Rockaways in the aftermath of 9/11, influenced by family, religious tradition, and political events, strong Jewish women must grapple with their lives.

More info here.

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