If you’re looking for a good book, an upcoming nine-day event will be the place to be. Ohio Humanities is pleased to announce an $8,000 grant award to the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland in support of its 17th annual Jewish Book Festival, Nov. 13-21, 2016. Since its inception, it has become one of the most well-attended Jewish book festivals in the country. The Ohio Humanities grant has enabled festival organizers to add the following author-scholar presentations:
♦ Joshua Aronson, an associate professor of applied psychology with New York University. He will discuss his new book about a “somewhat unknown” Jewish hero of the holocaust.
♦ Rabbi A. James Rudin, an American Jewish Committee’s Senior Interreligious Adviser. He will present about Roosevelt’s administration’s lack of acknowledgement of the WWII concentration camps throughout Europe
♦ Chanan Tigay, an assistant professor of creative writing at San Francisco State, and author of The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible.
NOTE: The scholar talks listed above are free; however, the Mandel JCC may have other events which may require tickets or preregistration. >>> Additional Details