Summer Book Club: At the End of the World, Turn Left

Summer Book Club: At the End of the World, Turn Left

Tuesday, August 3 | 11:00 AM | Free At the End of the World, Turn Left by Zhanna Slor Zhanna Slor’s debut novel, a unique literary mystery set in Milwaukee’s eclectic Riverwest neighborhood during the 2008 recession, weaves together the tale of two immigrant sisters with very different ideas of home. Masha remembers her childhood […]

Summer Book Club: Antiquities

Tuesday, July 13 | 11:00 AM | Free Antiquities by Cynthia Ozick Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven elderly trustees of the now-defunct (for thirty-four years) Temple Academy for Boys, is preparing a memoir of his days at the school, intertwined with the troubling distractions of present events. As he navigates, with faltering recall, […]

Summer Book Club: The Paris Library

Tuesday, June 15 | 11:00 AM | Free The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is an unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family, and the power of literature to bring us together. Paris, 1939: Young and […]

A Conversation with Judy Batalion

Join in observation of Yom HaShoah, as we welcome Judy Batalion author of THE LIGHT OF DAYS: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos

Jill Wine-Banks, the Watergate Girl

Join us for Women’s History Month with a timely and engaging conversation with the attorney, MSNBC Legal Analyst, and author, Jill Wine-Banks.

Trailblazing Women, Then and Now

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month join us for a timely discussion of inspiring women from history and today.

Dr. LaNitra Berger, Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art

How Stern became a painter of black, Jewish, and coloured (mixed-race) life while maintaining a neutral position on apartheid.

A Conversation with Jonathan Kaufman, The Last Kings of Shanghai

The Lessans Family Literary Series A Conversation with Jonathan Kaufman, The Last Kings of Shanghai I Thursday, February 11 | 7:00 PM | $10 Join the Bender JCC for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Jonathan Kaufman, the author of The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China. An epic, […]

BYOB with Elayne Klasson, Love is a Rebellious Bird

Join our February BYOB program with debut novelist, Elayne Klasson. Bring questions and opinions to share with fellow book lovers and the author herself.

BYOB with Ron Balson, Eli’s Promise

In observation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Lessans Family Literary Series presents a special BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) with Ron Balson author of Eli’s Promise.