• Children of the Camps

    Children of the Camps

    Thursday, October 15, 8:00 p.m.

    $10 General; $7 Seniors and Full-Time Students; FREE to Members

    In this poignant documentary, watch six Japanese American adults reflect on the traumatic effects of having been forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated as children during World War II. Following the screening, listen as filmmaker and psychotherapist Satsuki Ina, PhD, who was born in an incarceration camp in 1944, discusses the psychological trauma of immigrant detainees in America today with Carmen G. Iguina, staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California.

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  • Michael Solomonov—Modern Israeli Cooking

    Michael Solomonov—Modern Israeli Cooking

    Tuesday, October 27, 8:00 p.m.

    $15 General; $12 Members and Full-Time Students

    Don’t miss James Beard Award–winner Michael Solomonov, co-owner and executive chef of Zahav in Philadelphia, discuss modern Israeli food and his latest book, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking. Discover the personal, historical, and cultural influences of Solomonov’s mouthwatering recipes, which fuse flavors from Israel, the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. Following the talk, taste samples of foods featured in Zahav.

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  • David Leopold—The Hirschfeld Century

    Tuesday, November 3, 8:00 p.m.


    Accompany David Leopold on a tour through The Hirschfeld Century—Leopold’s biographical work documenting the eighty-two-year era in which the legendary artist Al Hirschfeld recorded and defined American popular culture.

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  • Jewish Brunch 2.0

    Leah Koenig—Jewish Brunch 2.0

    Sunday, November 8, 11:30 a.m.*

    $35 General; $32 Members

    Bagels and lox may be the most iconic Jewish brunch pairing, but they only tell a fraction of the story. Join Leah Koenig, a Brooklyn-based food writer and author of Modern Jewish Cooking: Recipes and Customs for Today’s Kitchen, for a fresh look at starting the day with Jewish flavor.

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    Sheryl WuDunn—A Path Appears

    Tuesday, November 17, 8:00 p.m.*

    $12 General; $5 Members and Full-Time Students

    Celebrate the opening of A Path Appears by delving into the critically hailed book that inspired it with journalist, business executive, and bestselling author Sheryl WuDunn.

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  • Rick Moody reading and talks and book cover

    Rick Moody—Hotels of North America

    Thursday, November 19, 8:00 p.m.


    Visit the Hotels of America, a darkly comic novel about hotel reviewer Reginald Edward Morse, with acclaimed author Rick Moody.

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  • isabel allende author photo and The Japanese Lover book cover

    Isabel Allende—The Japanese Lover

    Tuesday, December 1, 8:00 p.m.*

    $28 plus tax (includes one ticket and one signed book)

    Don’t miss Isabel AllendeNew York Times and internationally bestselling author of The House of the Spirits and Daughter of Fortune—discuss her latest book, The Japanese Lover, with author Susan Orlean.

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  • a path appears exhibition

    A Path Appears—Expert Insights

    Sundays, December 6, January 17, 31, and February 21, 2:00 p.m.

    In conjunction with the exhibition A Path Appears, listen as experts provide first-hand accounts of how they have helped improve conditions for underserved communities.

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