A Conversation With the Author: 2017-2018 Series


From the adventures of a foreign correspondent, to a culinary tribute by a loving son to his mother, to the chronicle of living a year fully embracing faith… Rodef Shalom Congregation is pleased to present the 2017- 2018 series: A Conversation with the Author. You are invited to the inaugural season of this series featuring five award-winning authors talking about their recently published books. Each talk will feature a presentation by the author, Q&A, and book signing. Rodef Shalom Congregation is proud to join the Jewish Book Council, a network of more than 100 organizations nationwide, as the newest site and the only one in Western Pennsylvania. The Council was founded in 1925 and remains a dynamic force in promoting new books.

Program at 7 p.m. Followed by Book Signing
Rodef Shalom Congregation: 4905 Fifth Avenue, Shadyside

Free Admission        Free Parking        Books Available for Purchase
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Peter Gethers, My Mother’s Kitchen

Peter Gethers' "My Mother's Kitchen" is a funny, moving memoir about a son's discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love. Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed us. 


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Lynda Schuster: Dirty Wars and Polished Silver
Jeremy Dauber, Jewish Comedy: A Serious History
Ruby Namdar, The Ruined House
Abigail Pogrebin, My Jewish Year

Supported in part by the Frank R. S. Kaplan Fund. Additional Support by:

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