JCC Rochester book festival
JCC Rochester Jewish film festival
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

Sunday, October 24; JCC Senior Adult Lounge; no charge, tickets REQUIRED
Karin Kasdin
Life, Death and Doughnuts
Beginning more than 50 years before "Sex in the City," the four women in Life, Death and Doughnuts become lifelong friends as a result of the monthly dinner parties they host with their husbands. Karin Kasdin is a native Rochesterian. This is her fifth book and first novel.

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Peter Lovenheim
In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time

Peter Lovenheim has lived on the same suburban Rochester street most of his life. Only after a brutal murder-suicide rocked the community was he struck by the truth about his comfortable enclave: no one knew anyone else Lovenheim, a journalist, lawyer and mediator, addresses such thought-provoking questions as, "Do neighborhoods matter?"
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Susan Baruch
Joel Berger's charmed life is slipping away. Determined to father a child before he dies, Joel makes a desperate appeal by seeking the help of the women in his macrobiotic dinner group. Baruch is a first-time author and lives in Rochester.
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Nora L. Rubel
Doubting the Devout: The Ultra-Orthodox in the Jewish American Imagination
In the past 25 years, the culture war between America's ultra-Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews has found a particularly creative voice in literature, media and film. Rubel investigates how the ultra-Orthodox are portrayed. Rubel is an assistant professor of religion and classics at the University of Rochester.
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