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Join us Tuesday night, August 2, in Midtown NYC for a BYFI gathering of schmoozing and reconnecting. It's summertime which means a lot of people are in flux, so we hope everyone in the area will join us.
When: Tuesday, August 2nd from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Bookmarks Rooftop Bar, 299 Madison Ave #14, New York, NY 10017
Join us Thursday night in Dupont Circle for a BYFI gathering of schmoozing and reconnecting. It's summertime which means a lot of people are in flux, so we hope everyone in the DC area next week will join us.
(There will also be a NYC event on August 2, and hopefully a Bay Area event on the calendar very soon.)
When: Thursday, July 21st from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Mission Dupont - 1606 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Join BYFI alumni Judy Batalion '94 and Judith Rosenbaum '90 for an intimate discussion about mothers and daughters.
The “Jewish mother” can loom large – in popular culture, our own families, and our psyches. Join Judy and Judith for a conversation about what it means to be a Jewish mother (and a Jewish daughter!) in the 21st century, and the ongoing ways we fashion this identity from an intricate mix of historical, familial, and personal experiences and values.
Judy Batalion will be reading excerpts from her recently published memoir "White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between."
Judy Batalion is an author who has written about has written about parenting, relationships, mental health and more - most recently in her memoir "White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between".
Judith Rosenbaum is the Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive, a pioneering national organization that documents Jewish women’s stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change.
June 20, 2016 | 7:00PM
The Brotherhood Synagogue
28 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
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Perception and Reality in Israel, and Matti Friedman's new book Pumpkinflowers.
Join us for a brown bag lunch discussion with author and journalist Matti Friedman. He will be discussing perception and reality in Israel, and his new book, Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's story. This event is being organized by the Bronfman Fellowships, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, and the Jewish Book Council.
12:00 Noon | May 3, 2016
520 8th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York City
Soft drinks will be provided, but please bring your own lunch!
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Matti Friedman’s first book, The Aleppo Codex, won the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize, the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal, the Canadian Jewish Book Award, and other honors. It was published in Israel, Australia, Holland, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, and South Korea.
Matti’s reporting has taken him from Israel to Lebanon, Morocco, Moscow, and the Caucasus, and his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He is a former Associated Press correspondent and a regular contributor to Tablet Magazine. Two essays he wrote about media coverage of Israel after the 2014 Gaza war, for Tablet and The Atlantic, triggered intense discussion and have been shared together on Facebook more than 100,000 times. He was born in Toronto and lives in Jerusalem.