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
12PM
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

1PM
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
Paternity
2PM
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
3PM
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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