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Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester

Mark Shulman

Rochester, NY
SCRAWLTod Munn is a bully. He’s tough, but times are even tougher. The wimps have stopped coughing up their lunch money. The administration is cracking down. Then to make things worse, Tod and his friends get busted doing ... read more

Michael Chabon - Opening Night

Rochester, NY
MOONGLOWMichael Chabon, who won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, further cements his legacy with Moonglow, a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adven... read more

Todd Moss

Rochester, NY
THE SHADOW LISTScam e-mails that promise a windfall are not a laughing matter for Moss’s recurring protagonist, State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker. In fact, they represent a deadly part of one of the world’s bigges... read more

Fiction Panel Luncheon 2017

Rochester, NY
RONALD BALSON The TrustIn The Trust, the acclaimed author of Once We Were Brothers, Saving Sophie and Karolina’s Twins turns the spotlight on his fictional private eye, Liam Taggart, who returns to Northern Ireland for his... read more

Raychel Kubby Adler

Rochester, NY
Life in Asymmetry: A Hopeful Journey Over the Peaks and Valleys of Genetic Breast CancerFrom the “flatlands” of puberty, across the “boobie mountains” of parenthood, and traversing the “landmines” of genetic breast cancer,... read more

Alan Zweibel - Beer & Books

Rochester, NY
For This We Left Egypt?Co-written with Dave Barry and Adam MansbachHas there ever been a Seder without that one guest who asks if the festive meal will last longer than our wandering in the desert? Or, a household that cou... read more

Leslie Bennetts

Rochester, NY
Last Girl Before Freeway:The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan RiversMore than a legendary comedian, Joan Rivers was an icon and a role model to millions. She was a fearless pioneer who faced triumphant highs and... read more

Michael Dobkowski

Rochester, NY
Facing Death: Confronting Mortality in the Holocaust and OurselvesThis book features essays that explore whether Holocaust survivors and their children have a particular approach to mortality and death, given their Holocau... read more

Alan Singer

Rochester, NY
Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of an American MasterCo-written with Paul SingerArthur B. Singer was an American wildlife artist specializing in bird illustration. In a career spanning five decades, he illustrated more tha... read more

David Dalin

Rochester, NY
Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to KaganWith a historian’s eye and a rabbi’s perspective, Dalin examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jewish Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Lo... read more

Dana and Jacob Attias

Rochester, NY
The Jewlish CookbookDana was raised in London and Jerusalem while Jacob grew up in Cleveland. Thanks to their inclinations to walk the road less travelled, they met at university in Israel. Only six months after their wedd... read more
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Past Events

Joe's Violin & Wisewater in concert

Joe's Violin & Wisewater in concert

Rochester, NY
During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, where young musician Brianna Perez is inspire...
Monday, July 17 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Shalom Italia

Shalom Italia

Rochester, NY
Three Italian Jewish brothers set off on a journey through Tuscany, in search of a cave where they hid as children to escape the Nazis. Their quest, full of humor, food and Tuscan landscapes, straddles the boundary between fact and myth, and the result of which is a profound portrait of memory an...
Sunday, July 16 2017 7:30 PM 8:50 PM

The Children of Chance

The Children of Chance

Rochester, NY
In this tender coming-of-age drama based on a true story, a Jewish boy finds friendship, camaraderie and safety in the shelter of a children’s hospital in Nazi-occupied France. In a lucky misfortune, young Maurice narrowly escapes a round-up of Jews in Paris, after breaking his leg in a dust-up w...
Sunday, July 16 2017 5:00 PM 6:45 PM

The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

Rochester, NY
Two senior citizens discover it’s never too late to fall in love, in this unabashedly sentimental romance. An independent, vivacious, opera-loving widow Katherine finds herself in an assisted living facility with a broken hip. Determined to make a quick recovery and get back on her feet, she puts...
Sunday, July 16 2017 1:00 PM 2:57 PM

Ben-Gurion: Epilogue

Ben-Gurion: Epilogue

Rochester, NY
In never before seen footage, the then 82-year-old former prime minister in his final years after leaving office is interviewed at his secluded desert home over the course of several days in 1968. An introspective David Ben-Gurion reflects on the loss of his wife, his personal health and politica...
Sunday, July 16 2017 11:00 AM 12:20 PM

Atomic Falafel

Atomic Falafel

Rochester, NY
A hilarious, fast-paced satire with a pro-peace message, Atomic Falafel encompasses the Israel-Iran nuclear showdown, the Internet friendship of two teens from the opposing countries, a youthful hacker’s first romance and a falafel maker’s discovery of a new love. In a dusty Negev town, a mother-...
Saturday, July 15 2017 8:45 PM 10:28 PM

Mr. Predictable

Mr. Predictable

Rochester, NY
In this delightful and charming Israeli comedy, Adi has always been a “good boy.” He helped more than enough at home, at school, in the military; the perfect father, husband, and son.He became the most thoughtful man you can imagine, or to put it in other words, Adi became a “sucker” who was expl...
Saturday, July 15 2017 6:00 PM 7:53 PM

Breakfast at Ina's

Breakfast at Ina's

Rochester, NY
namesake, Ina Pinkney was an entrepreneur ahead of her time, who found a recipe for success in compassion, exacting standards and sheer willpower. Against all odds, she created a mini-empire of eateries that served generations of Chicagoans with delicious comfort food and a warm welcome to match....
Friday, July 14 2017 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Across the Waters

Across the Waters

Rochester, NY
Enjoying the nightlife of 1943 Copenhagen, jazz guitarist Arne Itkin is seemingly immune to the hardships of war, as the Danish government opts for a compliant relationship with Nazi Germany. He is initially skeptical when his terrified wife Miriam hears rumors of a “round-up” of Danish Jews. An ...
Thursday, July 13 2017 8:30 PM 10:15 PM

Freedom to Marry

Freedom to Marry

Rochester, NY
Over the last four decades, the concept of same-sex marriage has gone from a “preposterous notion” to one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in modern history. But change did not arrive by happenstance. This victory was carefully planned and orchestrated over decades. The Freedom to Ma...
Thursday, July 13 2017 6:00 PM 7:36 PM
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