JCC Author & Speaker Series

Past authors from the JCC Author & Speaker Series.

The JCC has hosted a wide range of authors and speakers, including Evan Handler, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, Carol Leifer, Kinky Friedman, Cokie & Steve Roberts, David Javerbaum, David E. Kaufman, Andrea Lustig Pomerantz, and Professor Chad Spigel, among many others. These year-round author and speaker series events serve to educate, enlighten, and enrich all who attend.


PJ Library Author Leslie A. Kimmelman - Everybody Says Shalom | Sun., May 1 | 1pm
PJ Library Author Leslie A. Kimmelman will be at the JCC for an interactive reading and book signing for her book Everybody Says Shalom, as well as activities for children of all ages. Find out more or reserve your space for this FREE family-friendly event!
Get Cookin’ with Amy Kritzer of the blog, What Jew Wanna Eat! | Tues., May 17 | 6pm
Amy Kritzer, Jewish chef and author of food blog, What Jew Wanna Eat, is coming to the J! Amy, whose first cookbook Sweet Noshings: New Twists  on Traditional Jewish Baking will be released in August (you can pre-order it on Amazon now!), will lead a cooking demo showing you how to prepare several of her signature dishes: Jewish food with a modern twist. A community dinner showcasing Amy’s recipes will follow the demo and is sure to delight all palates. This one-of-a-kind kosher dinner will include white wine braised chicken thighs with leeks, tomatoes, and potatoes, spicy Israeli salad, a tasty vegetable kugel, and a colorful dessert! Vegetarian entrée available with advanced request.

Reservations required - $20 ages 12+ • $9 ages 6-11 • Ages 5 and younger are free. Reserve your space online, or call Maya at 210-302-6867.

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