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Jewish Lives, Jewish Legacies

  • Streicker Center 1 E 65th St New York USA (map)

EIGHT ACCLAIMED AUTHORS ON EIGHT EXTRAORDINARY JEWS.

You're invited to a FREE evening at the Streicker Center with eight prominent authors who’ve written biographies of some of the world’s preeminent Jews. Join us as we explore their subjects’ struggles and achievements — and what they teach us about who we are as a people.

RABBI AKIVA: SAGE OF THE TALMUD
Barry W. Holtz, Professor of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

BARBRA STREISAND: REDEFINING BEAUTY, FEMININITY, AND POWER
Neal Gabler, award-winning journalist and historian

DAVID BEN-GURION: FATHER OF MODERN ISRAEL
Anita Shapira, winner of The Israel Prize for history  

LOUIS D. BRANDEIS: AMERICAN PROPHET
Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center

EMMA GOLDMAN: REVOLUTION AS A WAY OF LIFE
Vivian Gornick, celebrated critic and essayist

HANK GREENBERG: THE HERO WHO DIDN'T WANT TO BE ONE   
Mark Kurlansky, award-winning author of 32 works of fiction and nonfiction

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: THE SHOCK OF THE MODERN
Francine Prose, award-winning author of 20 novels

YITZHAK RABIN: SOLDIER, LEADER, STATESMAN
Itamar Rabinovich, Rabin’s Ambassador in Washington and President of The Israel Institute

Moderated by James Atlas, founding editor of the Penguin Lives series. 

On this third night of Hanukkah, we will light candles and serve sufganiyot at a post-event reception where books will be sold and signed. 

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