Jewish Book Series

Fall 2020 | Virtual

In celebration of Jewish Book Month, we will hear writers’ personal stories and their literary perspectives. We will discuss the authors’ inspirations, processes, and books.

Presented in partnership with Jewish Book Council. 


The Altruists by Andrew Ridker

Tuesday, October 20, 7pm

This darkly funny debut novel confronts the divide between baby boomers and their millennial offspring. Spanning the globe, The Altruists takes on money, politics, campus culture, talk therapy, rural sanitation, and what it means to be a “good person.” Author Andrew Ridker will be in conversation with Jennifer Glaser (Associate Professor of English, University of Cincinnati).


Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein by Jamie Bernstein

Monday, November 16, 7pm

The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers an intimate and broadly evocative memoir about her father on the centennial of his birth. Author Jamie Bernstein will be in conversation with Paula Brehm-Heeger (Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Library Director, Cincinnati and Hamilton Public Library).

Presented in partnership with The Cincinnati and Hamilton Public Library. 


Chanukah Edition – Perfect Flavors by Naomi Nachman

Wednesday, December 2, 6pm

The cookbook Perfect Flavors: Creative Easy-to-Prepare Recipes Inspired by My Family and Travels with lush photographs elevates kosher cuisine with recipes inspired by travels to Jewish heritage sites.  Join this round-the-world cooking teacher for a cooking demonstration of traditional and holiday foods with a modern twist.

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