The Gordon Jewish Community Center kicked off its Jewish Author Series on December 14 with chef and comedian, Robert Rosenthal.
Rosenthal’s presentation included snacks from his cookbook and a comedic talk on all things food. Afterwards, he signed books for guests. Upcoming speakers in the series include:
• Chef and restauranteur Joyce Goldstein, 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. Goldstein will speak about her experiences owning popular restaurants in San Francisco and the diverse history of Mediterranean cooking. Tickets are $10 and include food mde from recipes in Goldstein’s latest book, The New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern Home.
• Kate Siegel and her “helicopter mom,” Kim Friedman, of the popular Instantgram account @CrazyJewishMom, noon on Wednesday, March 22. Daughters are encouraged to bring their mothers for a fun lunchtime program. Siegel’s new book – Mother Can You NOT? – goes into detail about the delicate mother-daughter dynamic. Tickets are $18 and include lunch.
• Radio Broadcaster Michael Krasny at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17. Krasny, author of Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What it All Means, will be bringing his unique sense of humor. Tickets are $10.
Books will be for sale at all events, and all authors will be signing after the discussion. All events take place at the Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Blvd. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Alex Heller at (615) 354-1623 or firstname.lastname@example.org. •