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October 1st, 2012

Brooklyn by the Book: New Reading Series in Park Slope

Congregation Beth Elohim and Community Bookstore, two historic Brooklyn institutions, are joining forces to offer a monthly reading and lecture series at Congregation Beth Elohim.

The organizers are calling it Brooklyn by the Book, and are hoping that the events will "provoke discussion, celebrate the life of the mind, and tap into the rich culture of writing and reading in Park Slope and the broader community of Brownstone Brooklyn." Here's the schedule.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7:30 pm Jerusalem: A Cookbook

Yotam Ottolenghi, author of Plenty, and Sami Tamimi, co-owner of the Ottolenghi restaurants, were both born in Jerusalem in the same year. The chefs will discuss the great food traditions of Jerusalem with Rozanne Gold, four-time James Beard Award winner.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 pm

On the occasion of the release of Paul Auster’s latest memoir, Winter’s Journal, and the paperback of Don DeLillo’s short story collection, The Angel Esmeralda, the two writers make a rare public appearance to discuss their work.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30pm

The author of the bestselling biography The Beatles discusses his latest book--an engaging look at the life of one of the most important cooks of all time, Julia Child. Lev Grossman, book critic at TIME, calls the biography “a revelation.”

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 pm Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame

The author of How Soccer Explains the World and editor of The New Republic talks with co-editor Marc Tracy about their anthology of essays covering the great Jewish sports figures in history.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:30 pm Happier at Home

In Happier at Home, the #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project experiments with making her home a happier place over a single school year.

These events are free for Congregation Beth Elohim members/$10 suggested donation for non-members.



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