The Jewish Federation to host virtual Jewish Book Council author events

Zoom. Topics include Mengele, the infamous Nazi doctor, a cook book for Jews who like food, the story of Hitler’s plot to kill FDR, Churchill and Stalin and then a fun take on ‘Judaism for Dummies.’

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02 Oct 2020 | 12:40

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County is sponsoring a series of virtual Jewish Book Council author events in the coming months

You will receive the Zoom link upon completion of your registration. You may register for multiple authors at one time.

Register for any presentation and get links to purchase books at jewishorangeny/org/JBC-2020-2021

Sunday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m.

“Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death”

The gripping biography of the infamous Nazi doctor, from a former Justice Department official tasked with uncovering his fate.

David G. Mar­well, for­mer direc­tor of the Muse­um of Jew­ish Her­itage in New York City, worked on the Men­gele case at the Jus­tice Depart­men­t’s Office of Spe­cial Inves­ti­ga­tions in the 1980s. A his­to­ri­an who has served and led a num­ber of gov­ern­ment and non­prof­it insti­tu­tions, he lives in Uni­ver­si­ty Park, Mary­land, with his wife, Judith.

Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m.

“Eat Something: A Wise Son’s Cook book for Jews who like food and food lovers who like Jews.”

Rachel Levin is a free­lance jour­nal­ist who was the first San Fran­cis­co restau­rant crit­ic for Eater, and has writ­ten for The New York Times, The New York­er, The Wall Street Jour­nal, Lucky Peach and Sun­set, among oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. Levin recent­ly launched a new semi-reg­u­lar col­umn in the San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle’s Food sec­tion on restau­rant reg­u­lars, illus­trat­ed by George McCal­man.

Her work has twice been includ­ed in Best Food Writ­ing antholo­gies, and she has con­tributed to AMP’s Mar­ket­place and Pop-Up mag­a­zine. She is the author of Look Big: And Oth­er Tips for Sur­viv­ing Ani­mal Encoun­ters of All Kinds (Ten Speed, 2018).

Sunday, Jan. 17, at 4 p.m.

“Night of the Assassins:” The untold story of Hitler’s plot to kill FDR, Churchill and Stalin.

Howard Blum is the author of The New York Times best­seller and Edgar Award win­ner Amer­i­can Light­ning as well as Want­ed!, The Gold of Exo­dus, Gang­land, The Floor of Heav­en, and most recent­ly a 2018 New York Times Notable Book, In the Enemy’s House. While at The New York Times, he was twice nom­i­nat­ed for a Pulitzer Prize for inves­tiga­tive report­ing. He is the father of three chil­dren and lives in Connecticut.

Sunday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m.

“Why Jews Do That:” A fun take on “Judaism for Dummies” that will answer all questions wondered by the Goyim and Jewish people alike.”

Avram Mlotek is a rab­bi, can­tor, actor, and writer. A grand­child of Holo­caust refugees and Yid­dish cul­tur­al icons, he has been named as one of “Amer­i­ca’s Most Inspir­ing Rab­bis” by The For­ward (and that was before he co-offi­ci­at­ed a wed­ding with Jus­tice Ruth Bad­er Gins­burg.) He is a founder of Base, an inter­na­tion­al home-cen­tered min­istry that works with mil­len­ni­al Jews world­wide, where he serves as Direc­tor of Spir­i­tu­al Life.

For more information, call 845 562 7860 or email info@jewishorangeny.org.