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Scott Simon

Cuyahoga County Public Library South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch 1876 South Green Rd., Cleveland, Ohio

By combining research on positive psychology with real-life stories of Scare Your Soul participants, international thought leader and happiness entrepreneur Scott Simon challenges you to confront your limited beliefs. With writing prompts, activities, and real-world challenges, Scare Your Soul is an interactive roadmap to building bravery. Scare Your Soul teaches you that the greatest antidote to much of what ails ... Read More

Daniel Levin

Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, Ohio

Daniel Levin's book explores master violin maker Amnon Weinstein’s effort to restore violins that survived the Holocaust. Levin is the first photographer to depict Weinstein’s workshop in Tel Aviv, his one-of-a-kind collection of violins and his artful process for restoring them, fulfilling his dream of transforming tragedy into triumph by bringing violins of the Holocaust back to life. Cleveland's own, ... Read More

Shaunna J. Edwards & Alyson Richman

Inspired by the authors’ own fam­i­ly his­to­ries, The Thread Col­lec­tors is a rich his­tor­i­cal nov­el set dur­ing the Civ­il War about two women — one Black and yearn­ing for free­dom in New Orleans, the oth­er a Jew­ish abo­li­tion­ist in New York — whose resource­ful sewing to sup­port their com­mu­ni­ties leads them on unex­pect­ed, dan­ger­ous jour­neys as they fight to bring their beloveds home from the front. Shau­nna J. ... Read More

Faith Kramer

Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, Ohio

Join food columnist and author Faith Kramer for a book talk and Spice Workshop as you create exotic blends to enliven your cooking. Hear all about Kramer’s travels in Jewish communities the world over on her journey to discover the world’s best Shabbat recipes. Let Kramer’s book, 52 Shab­bats, be your guide if you have ever thought about start­ing, shar­ing or expand­ing your cel­e­bra­tion ... Read More

Jean Metzler & Lynda Cohen Loigman


2 Authors 1 Event Mr. Per­fect on Paper is a wit­ty romance novel about one woman’s search for her per­fect man. However, the nov­el tack­les heav­ier sub­jects, such as gen­er­al­ized anx­i­ety dis­or­der and grief. What’s most remark­able is the fact that Jean Meltzer incor­po­rates humor in a way that brings lev­i­ty with­out dimin­ish­ing the grav­i­ty of the circumstances. Jean Meltzer stud­ied dra­mat­ic writ­ing ... Read More

Dan Grunfeld

Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, Ohio

Book talk, Q&A followed by a basketball clinic in the gym In By the Grace of the Game, Dan Grun­feld, once a bas­ket­ball stand­out him­self at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty, shares the remark­able sto­ry of his fam­i­ly, a del­i­cate­ly inter­wo­ven nar­ra­tive that doesn’t lack in heart­break yet remains as deeply nour­ish­ing as his grandmother’s Hun­gar­i­an cook­ing, so lov­ing­ly described. The true improb­a­bil­i­ty of the saga ... Read More

Isabel Vincent


Schindler’s List meets The Sound of Music as best-sell­ing New York Post inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist Isabel Vin­cent delves into pre-World-War-II his­to­ry to recov­er the amaz­ing sto­ry of two British spin­sters who mas­ter­mind­ed a plan to spir­it dozens of Jew­ish stars and per­son­nel of the Ger­man and Aus­tri­an opera to Eng­land and save them from a ter­ri­ble fate under the Third Reich. An award-win­ning inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist for The New York Post and ... Read More

Margorie Margolies


Mar­jorie Mar­golies’s Jew­ish father always said that you should aspire to change another’s life. That con­cept of tikkun olam, was instilled in her from an ear­ly age and she was deter­mined to apply the con­cept to her own fam­i­ly, which s fam­i­ly grew expo­nen­tial­ly. She adopt­ed two girls from Viet­nam and Korea, mar­ried a Jew­ish Con­gress­man with four daugh­ters, and spon­sored ... Read More

Jane Rosen

Suburban Temple Kol Ami 22401 Chagrin Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio

Esme Nash is eager to begin her post-grad life: A move to NYC, an apart­ment with her col­lege boyfriend and a job at an art gallery. But when tragedy strikes, she must leave her dreams behind. Sev­en years lat­er, Esme takes a dog-sit­ting job in Green­wich Vil­lage giv­ing her access to her long-buried hopes and dreams, and an epic col­lec­tion of design­er shoes. Amongst oth­ers, ... Read More

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Chagrin Falls

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is dedicated to educating audiences and empowering talented filmmakers to tell their stories.  The Festival is a five day celebration of the art of documentary film, at venues in and around the century village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This inspiring event draws audiences from all over Northeast Ohio, the US and the world to experience ... Read More


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