The Latecomer

The Latecomer

The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents The Latecomer, Jean Hanff Korelitz Thursday, February 16 | 11:00 AM | $10 | Virtual – Via Zoom PURCHASE TICKETS We are thrilled to once again welcome New York Times bestselling author, Jean Hanff Korelitz for her virtual presentation of her newest book, The Latecomer.  Jean will be in […]

Beat the Devils

The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents: Friday Fiction with Josh Weiss, Beat the Devils Friday, February 10 | 10:30 AM | Free | Virtual – Via Zoom PURCHASE TICKETS The Lessans Family Literary Series is pleased to present the next installation of our four-part Friday Fiction series.  We are thrilled to welcome Josh Weiss for […]

A Death in Jerusalem

Do you like history? How about mystery? If so, this author’s talk is for you! Fans of both genres will enjoy Dunsky’s novel set in January 1952 in Jerusalem as protestors march on the Knesset to demonstrate against a proposed law allowing Israel to negotiate directly with West Germany regarding Holocaust reparations.

Friday Fiction with Omer Friedlander

The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents: Friday Fiction with Omer Friedlander, The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land Friday, December 9 | 10:30 AM | Free | Virtual – Via Zoom The Lessans Family Literary Series is pleased to present the second installation of our four-part Friday Fiction series. We are thrilled to […]

Book Festival

The festival celebrates seven authors, books, or ideas, and each session features a live Q+A giving you the chance to make a personal connection with these acclaimed writers.

Friday Fiction with Elaine Durbach Norstein, Roundabout

We welcome Elaine Durbach Norstein for this first installment of our virtual book club style program. Elaine will discuss her debut novel, Roundabout, and will be in conversation with JCC community member and author Deborah Kalb.

Jake Cohen, Jew-ish Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch

A brilliantly modern take on Jewish culinary traditions for a new generation of readers, from a bright new star in the culinary world, join us as Jake demonstrates how to make his famous “Crispy Chicken Thighs with Tzimmes”—just in time for the High Holidays!

Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew

bestselling author Michael W. Twitty in a conversation about identity, food, culture, and intersectionality. Koshersoul is a thought-provoking memoir that looks at the creation of African-Jewish foods as a result of migration and the diaspora.

Summer Book Club 2023

Summer Book Club Is Back!  Do you love to read? Enjoy meaningful discussions?  The Bender JCC is thrilled to announce that we are bringing back our in-person Summer Book Club, as part of our Lessans Family Literary Series. We are fortunate to welcome Bender JCC community member and author, Deborah Kalb who will serve as […]