Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism - Authors' Roundtable - March 25, 2023

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Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism - Authors' Roundtable - March 25, 2023

Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism presents its Annual Authors' Roundtable - Saturday, March 25, 2023, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

By Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism

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Date and time

Saturday, March 25 · 2:30 - 4pm EDT


Temple Sinai 3100 Military Road, NW Washington, DC 20015

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism presents its Annual Authors' Roundtable (ART) Saturday, March 26, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Registration opens, refreshments served, and books sold starting at 2 pm.

This event will be a hybrid event: you may attend in person (unless COVID precautions necessitate changing this event to Zoom only) OR you may watch from home. ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRE-REGISTER.

ART 2023- Challenging Lives, Extraordinary Stories

A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes tells the story of Moshe Fisher, a man who was “born without skin,” so that no one is able to tell what race he belongs to; and Arrienne Christie, his quixotic soul mate who makes it her duty in life to protect Moshe from the social and emotional consequences of his strange appearance. Written in lyrical, luminous prose that spans the range of Jamaican Englishes, this remarkable story follows the couple’s mysterious love affair from childhood to adulthood, from the haunted environs of rural Jamaica to the city of Kingston, and then to England—another haunted locale in Forbes’s rendition. —Goodreads

In Never Simple- a memoir, Liz Scheier attempts to uncover the real answers to the mysteries underpinning her childhood. Trying to construct a “normal” life out of decidedly abnormal roots, she navigates her own circuitous path to adulthood: a bizarre breakup, an unexpected romance, and the birth of her son and daughter. Along the way, Liz wrestles with questions of what we owe our parents even when they fail us, and of how to share her mother’s hilarity, limitless love, and creativity with children―without passing down the trauma of her mental illness. Never Simple is the story of enduring the legacy of a hard-to-love parent with compassion, humor, and, ultimately, self-preservation. — Amazon

Three Muses, Martha Anne Toll’s debut nov­el, is a sweep­ing romance, twin­ing the lives of Katya Symano­va, a bal­le­ri­na, and John Curtin, a Holo­caust sur­vivor and new psy­chi­a­trist. In plac­ing the arc of a ballerina’s career oppo­site that of a Holo­caust sur­vivor strug­gling to live in a changed world, Toll has craft­ed an engag­ing romance, with poignant reflec­tions on the rit­u­al of remembrance. —Rus­sell Janzen, Jewish Book Council

Information about the program:

Attendee check-in will begin at 2:00 pm and refreshments will be served. At 2:30 pm, we will launch a stimulating panel discussion with three leading women authors, moderated by Fran Rothstein.  There will be time for questions from the audience. Participants will be able to buy the authors’ books before and after the program and have them signed by the authors. 

Before the event, TSWRJ will email the zoom link to all who have registered, in case you want to watch the event from home on zoom instead of attending in person. _______________________________________________________________________________________________

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS - noon, Friday, March 24, 2023

Your payment, which must be received by Friday, March 24, is your reservation.  Cost is $20 per person for all attendees. _________________________________________________________________________________________


In the event of inclement weather on 3/26/23, call for a recorded message at 202-362-5787 beginning at 9 am.

Questions? Contact Carole Brand at templesinaiwrj@gmail.com







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