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2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 - (310) 440-4500
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Readings and Talks

READINGS AND TALKS

Celebrating Contemporary Jewish American Poetry

Sunday, April 27, 2:00 p.m.

In honor of National Poetry Month, listen as some of the country’s most distinguished poets read selections from The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, a collection that celebrates writers born after World War II who write about Jewish themes.

Admission:

FREE

READINGS AND TALKS

Say the Word: Petting Zoo

Comedic Readings

Friday, May 2, 8:00 p.m.

At this hilarious alternative to traditional stand-up, listen and laugh to funny tales about pets, wild animals, and even animal spirit guides.

Admission:

$15 General; $10 Members; $8 Full-Time Students

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Laura Silver

Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food

Sunday, May 18, 2:00 p.m.

Join award-winning journalist Laura Silver at the West Coast launch of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food, her definitive biography of everybody’s favorite stuffed hunk of dough.

Admission:

$12 General; $10 Members and Full-Time Students

READINGS AND TALKS

Brigid Schulte

Thursday, May 22, 8:00 p.m.

Washington Post staff writer Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, examines why Americans aren’t leading more balanced lives despite new technology designed to make life easier, and how to get some relief from the stress and chaos of modern life.

Admission:

FREE

READINGS AND TALKS

Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn

Converting the Conversos

Sunday, June 8, 2:00 p.m.

Join Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn—founder of Brit Brajá, the first virtual synagogue in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world—for an exploration of the state of Jewish life in Latin America.

Admission:

$8 General; $6 Members; $5 Full-Time Students

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Rabbi Jeffrey Marx

The Whole Schmear: How America Brought Cream Cheese to the Jews

Tuesday, June 24, 8:00 p.m.

Where did cream cheese come from and how did it get to be a Jewish food? Rabbi Jeffrey Marx, a historian of cream cheese, shares the “udder” truth of the yummy spread’s development in America.

Admission:

$8 General and Full-Time Students; FREE to Members

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