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Dion Nissenbaum: November 2, 7 PM A Street Divided and Anthony David An Improbable Friendship  (two positive books about Arab Israeli relations):  Israel Night. Free. Includes Refreshments and Panel Discussion.

David Gregory: November 3, 7 PM How’s Your Faith  (memoir of how his Jewish faith impacted his life career as NBC reporter) $5 members/seniors/students /$10 non members. Refreshments.  There will be a Patron only meet and greet reception with David Gregory prior to the event. 

Dafna Michaelson Jenet November 4, 11 AM Book Lovers Luncheon It Takes a Little Crazy to Make a Difference (one woman’s effort to experience grass roots tikkun olam)

Jami Attenberg Saint Mazie: November 5, 7 PM (novel based on the life of an independent Jewish flapper and her efforts to help the downtrodden on the Lower East Side) and Laura Dave Eight Hundred Grapes (family saga in the Sonoma Wine Country)Fiction Lovers Night: Wine/Jazz: $5 members/seniors/students / $10 non members.  Includes Refreshments

Karen Gooen Searching for Bubbe Fischer: November 8, 2 PM (a memoir and instructional book about Mahjong); Refreshments and Majong Game Play! $5 members//seniors/students $10 non members.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin  Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate: November 11, 7 PM (son of Holocaust survivors struggles to find love while keeping promise to his parents to marry within the faith, set against the backdrop of Black Jewish relations in the 80s) Community Read Night: Free with Panel Discussion and Refreshments. 

Steve Katz Blood, Sweat and My Rock’n’Roll Years: November 15, 6 PM (founder of Blood, Sweat and Tears talks about being a Jewish rock star and dishes on the 60s and 70s)
Includes Concert & Refreshments. $5 members//seniors/students $10 non members

Jennifer Teege My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: November 17,  7 PM (a memoir about discovering that her maternal grandfather was the notorious Nazi Amon Goeth portrayed in the movie Schindler’s List)[Hosted at B'Nai Abraham on the Dell Jewish community Campus. Refreshments at Gan Yaniv (next to B'Nai Abraham): Free

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Beyond the Book is part of the Spotlight on Arts & Ideas 2015-16 season.