James H. Grossmann Memorial
Jewish Book Month Celebration

Jewish Book Month speaks to the mission of our Center; to heighten awareness of one's Jewish identity and enrich our Jewish lives. We have always been "the people of the book," and the celebration of Jewish Book Month gives us a wonderful opportunity to transmit our values to the entire community as well as to future generations. The celebration continues throughout the year with programs featuring Jewish authors and books of Jewish interest.

Book Sale and Signing after Each presentation

Jewish Book Month programs are supported in part by the James H. Grossmann Memorial Endowment Fund for the Celebration of Jewish Book Month and the Kurt & Henry Mahler Fund for Jewish Book Month.

""The JCC is a member of the Jewish Book Fair Network coordinated
by the Jewish Book Council.

For more information contact:
Jessica Spiegel, 201.408.1426 | jspiegel@jccotp.org


Gary Rosenblatt: Between the Lines

As editor and publisher of the Jewish Week of New York, Gary Rosenblatt is often described as “the dean of Jewish journalism.” Between the Lines is an anthology of some of his award-winning columns that range from hard-hitting reporting on Jewish life and current affairs to witty satire that reveals him to be both a loyal member of his community and an independent critical voice on American Judaism, where he has been an influential spokesperson for more than four decades.

Wed, Oct 29
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Jane Isay: Secrets and Lies

Secrets and Lies offers helpful insights for people who feel compelled to hide the truth and for those who discover what has been hidden from them. An expert finder and keeper of secrets, Jane Isay builds on personal experience, intimate interviews and extensive research on the psychology of secrets to reveal how disclosure often saves relationships rather than destroy or harm them. There is an art to surviving a secret and Jane Isay can show us how.

Sponsored by JCC University through the Jewish Book Council.

Thu, Nov 6
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Kostya Kennedy: Pete Rose

It has been 25 years since this American icon, with more base hits than anyone in baseball history, was banned from the game and from baseball’s Hall of Fame. As one of the most fascinating figures of modern times, Pete Rose still remains one of the most beloved and polarizing figures in sports. Inspired by his unique story, Kostya Kennedy, Assistant Managing Editor at Sports Illustrated, has written this insightful biography that does much more than explore the life of this controversial athlete. It asks important moral questions: What is the price of sin? What is the nature of forgiveness? And now, all these years later, in drastically changed times, does Pete Rose belong back in the Hall of Fame? Kennedy received a Pulitzer Fellowship from Columbia University and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, 55: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports.

Sponsored by JCC University through the Jewish Book Council.

Sun, Feb 8
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Chaya R. Gorsetman: Educating in the Divine Image

Although recent scholarship has examined gender issues in Judaism with regard to text and ritual, there has been no in-depth study of how gender issues influence the education of Jewish children attending day schools. In Educating in the Divine Image, Chaya R. Gorsetman draws on lengthy research that reveals that Orthodox education continues to perpetuate gender inequities. She examines single-sex verses coed schooling, dress codes, sex education and other topics that mold identities and offers concrete resources and intelligent suggestions for transforming educational practices.

Chaya R. Gorsetman, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Education and Co-chair of the Education Department at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University.

Wed, Mar 18
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Maggie Anton: Enchantress

Based on five years of research and characters from the Talmud, Enchantress is a novel that weaves together Talmudic lore, ancient Jewish magic and a timeless love story set in 4th century Babylonia. The plot centers around a courageous woman with special gifts, and her husband, who possesses knowledge of the secret Torah, and how they safeguard their people against demons, the Evil Eye, and even the Angel of Death.

Maggie Anton was a National Jewish Book Award finalist and Library Journal’s choice for Best Historical Fiction.

Tue, Apr 28
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.