Authors to visit state-of-the-art library and media center in March

Our marvelous library at Temple Beth Am continues to host fascinating programs that are free and open to the public. Come join us on most Sundays as we review books, movies and art. We meet at 10 am in the adult reading room, Programs scheduled for next month:

March 1 — Ruth Behar; author of Traveling Heavy: a Memoir in Between Journeys and an Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba, comes from a long line of immigrants. Her family fled homelands in Poland, Russia, Turkey and Cuba, and eventually came to the United States to make a new life, heavy with memories of lost places and lost selves. Born in Havana and raised in the United States, Behar chose to become an anthropologist and made the search for home the focus of her studies, traveling to Spain and Mexico and her native Cuba.

March 8 — Screening the movie Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, Mike Myers documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon. This is not just a name dropping history lesson in how a trumpanick of a kid becomes a successful agent in Hollywood, this film is a warm, touching story of a guy who really was a mensch.

March 15 — Author Claudette Sutton, Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home; In the middle years of the 20th century, the fabric of society that swaddled the Jews of Aleppo, Syria for more than 2,000 years was rent apart by the powerful surge of Arab anti-Semitism. It is a tale that his daughter journalist Claudette Sutton tells in Farewell, Aleppo, a poignant narrative blending her family’s individual lives with the broader story of a people’s survival over millennia in their native land and far away through the strength of their faith and their communities.

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