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October 2017

Jewish Book Festival: Alice Hoffman

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 United States
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Alice Hoffman Monday, October 23, 7pm Staenberg Family Complex Tickets: $25 Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. Hoffman’s new novel, The Rules of Magic, takes place at the cusp of the sixties in New York City, hundreds of years after Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Here live three Owens children…

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Jewish Book Festival: Stephen Tobolowsky

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 United States
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Stephen Tobolowsky Tuesday, October 24, 7pm Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building Tickets: $25 Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in more than 100 movies and 200 television shows, including unforgettable roles in Mississippi Burning, Groundhog Day, and Memento. Tobolowsky currently appears in the hit series’ The Goldbergs, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear’s new One Day at a Time. In his new book My Adventures with God, Tobolowsky explores the idea that most people’s lives seem to fit into the template of the Old Testament. We all have…

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Jewish Book Festival: Abigail Pogrebin

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Rd
St. Louis, MO 63141 United States
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Abigail Pogrebin Sunday, October 29, 7:00 p.m. Takes place at United Hebrew Congregation Millstone Sanctuary In her most recent book, My Jewish Year 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew Abigail Pogrebin explores the traditions and rituals behind many Jewish holidays. After a Pew Research Center study revealed that most Jews don’t find their connection in Judaism, Abigail set out to discover the reason why. My Jewish Year provides a relatable insight and a trove of information as readers move through milestones in the Jewish calendar. This…

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November 2017

Jewish Book Festival: Hallie Ephron

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 United States
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Hallie Ephron Tuesday, November 2, 7pm Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building New York Times bestselling author Hallie Ephron, Edgar Award finalist and four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, writes suspense fiction, mysteries, and nonfiction books on the writing process. Her latest suspense novel, You’ll Never Know, Dear is set in South Carolina and tells the story of a little girl’s disappearance and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to her fate. Sister to Nora and Delia Ephron, Hallie lives near Boston, Massachusetts…

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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

November 5 - November 19
The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 United States
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November 5-19, 2017 Plus year-round events featuring authors of all religions The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas during the first two weeks of November, with additional bookend events year-round. The range of author topics is vast: business, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, and more. Now in its 39th year, the Festival is nationally recognized for both its excellence and its size – it is one of the largest…

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Jewish Book Festival: Senator Barbara Boxer

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 United States
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Senator Barbara Boxer Sunday, November 5, 7pm Staenberg Family Complex Throughout her dynamic career, Senator Barbara Boxer of California (1993-2016) advocated for public education, improved physical and mental services for veterans and military families, reaffirmed our country’s important relationship with Israel, protected our environment, and defended women’s rights. A champion of quality public education, Senator Boxer wrote landmark legislation establishing the first-ever federal funding for afterschool programs. Her law now covers 1.6 million children. She continues to work to expand…

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