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Author Abigail Pogrebin Launches Rodef Reads

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Temple Rodef Shalom

2100 Westmoreland Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

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Author Abigail Pogrebin Launches Rodef Reads

Everything is in It: How Our Calendar Can Open a Jewish Life

Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM

Described as a “luminous guide through the Jewish holy days,” Abigail Pogrebin will share some of the personal experiences she captures in her book, “My Jewish Year.” Employing an endearingly irreverent sense of humor and courageous honesty, Pogrebin writes about her year-long immersion into the Jewish calendar. Pogrebin celebrates, reveres, and pokes a bit of fun at our glorious calendar of holidays, holidays she describes as “the rope pulling the ancient into today.”

Abigail Pogrebin is the author of the recently published book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, which was reviewed by David Gregory in the New York Times and featured on the Today Show. Her first book, Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish was adapted for the Off-Broadway Stage and her second book, One and the Same, covered her every aspect of being a twin. A former producer for Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes and for Bill Moyers at PBS, she has written for numerous publications including Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, the Forward and Tablet, and has moderated conversations at the JCC in Manhattan, The 92Y, The Skirball Center, and The Shalom Hartman Institute. She currently serves as President of Central Synagogue in Manhattan.

This program is the official launch of Rodef Reads, a year-long congregational read and complementary programming. Rodef Reads is sponsored by the Adult Education Committee and generously supported with the assistance of a grant from the Simon Family Fund for Jewish Living.

Learn more about Abigail Pogrebin

Cost: Free; registeration requested

Contact: Cookie Mandell, cmandell@templerodefshalom.org

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