SPS and JBC Book Series

This year, SPS is partnering with the Jewish Book Council to bring novelists, professors, artists, comedians, rabbis, scholars, and photographers (just to name a few) to our community, virtually. They will present their books, tell stories, and answer questions. We are so excited to welcome authors who will fit in with our programming themes, and appeal to many different SPS demographics.

For all JBC events we encourage SPSers to purchase the books and support these authors at bookshop.org or Indie Bound.

Dr. Naomi Baum presents My Year of Kaddish: Mourning, Memory, and Meaning

Tuesday, October 20 at 1:00 PM

In this profoundly honest and revealing memoir, psychologist Dr. Naomi L. Baum invites us to journey with her as she says Kaddish, in the year following her mother’s death. She takes a new look at tradition and discovers both emotional and spiritual sources of comfort in unexpected places.

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https://zoom.us/j/94632652207
Meeting ID: 946 3265 2207
Call-in Number: 646 876 9923

Solomon Goldstein-Rose presents The 100% Solution
A Plan for Solving Climate Change


Tuesday, October 27 at 8 PM

The world must reach negative green- house gas emissions by 2050 to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. Yet no single plan has addressed the full scope of the problem— until now. In The 100% Solution, Solomon Goldstein-Rose, a leading millennial climate activist and a former Massachusetts state representative—makes clear what needs to hap- pen to hit the 2050 target.

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Meeting ID: 933 1109 4310
Call-in Number: 646 876 9923

BoCo Event: Alan Zweibel Presents Laugh Lines

Monday, November 16 at 7:30 PM

Alan Zweibel is an American television writer, author, playwright, and screenwriter who was one of the original Saturday Night Live writers, a co-creator of It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, and consulting producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Laugh Lines is a warm- hearted cultural memoir of American comedy filled with stories of his 4 decades in show business and friendships with comedians such as Billy Crystal, Richard Lewis, Carl Reiner and more.

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https://zoom.us/j/92244768602
Meeting ID: 922 4476 8602
Call-in Number: 646 876 9923

Eshkol Nevo Presents The Last Interview

Monday, November 23 at 1:00 PM

From the internationally best-selling author of Three Floors Up, a literary page-turner that delves into the deepening cracks in a carefully constructed public persona. And in exploring the many, often contradictory facets of an Israeli author’s identity, Eshkol Nevo also gives us a nuanced, thought-provoking portrait of a country at odds with itself.

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Meeting ID: 974 4380 1769
Call-in Number: 646 876 9923

Dr. LaNitra M. Berger Presents Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art

Tuesday, December 1 at 4:00 PM

South African artist Irma Stern is one of the nation’s most controversial modern figures. This book explores how Stern became South Africa’s most prolific painter of black, Jewish, and coloured (mixed-race) life while maintaining a neutral position on apartheid. Spanning from the Boer War, to Nazi Germany, to apartheid South Africa, Irma Stern’s life and work document important cultural and political moments in modern history.

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Meeting ID: 947 2191 5335
Call-in Number: 646 876 9923