Weitzman Book Club | Online
Monday, Nov 20, 2023
Nosh on Knowledge with Authors and New Book Releases
Monthly | Tuesdays at 2
Get ready for the Weitzman’s virtual author series. Join us as we journey through the diverse realms of Jewish culture, immigrant experiences, and historical intersections. Explore these captivating stories with ease – all featured books are available at our Museum Store, and members enjoy an exclusive discount.
In October, we’ll lift the lid on the captivating world of Jewish delis, where the stories go far beyond the menu. November will unravel a compelling narrative that uncovers unexpected connections between immigrant families and Indigenous heritage. But the grand finale awaits in December, where we’ll uncover a hidden historical gem that blends Jews, chocolate, and a crucial moment in American history. Each event promises fresh perspectives on culture, history, and the shared human experience.
Stay tuned to this page for the 2024 schedule.
Program registration and details are below.
Tuesday, October 10 at 2 pm
Satisfy your literary hunger and savor the stories behind the menu with The Jewish Deli: An Illustrated Guide. Join comics artist and author Ben Nadler as he serves up a smorgasbord of deli history. Joined by Jewish deli historian Ted Merwin, they will reveal the tales of iconic delis, the origins of black-and-white cookies, and celebrate the unsung hero, dark rye bread, an emblem of European Jewish immigrants. Reserve your spot in our book club, where every page is a tasty delight!
Tuesday, November 14 POSTPONED to Tuesday, December 5 at 1 pm ET
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we will investigate the hidden link between immigrant roots and Indigenous struggle, with award-winning author Rebecca Clarren discussing her new book The Cost of Free Land with Hey Alma’s Breakout TV Actress of The Best Jewish Television of 5782 Sarah Podemski.
Tuesday, December 12 at 2pm
Boston Chocolate Party
Bestselling author Rabbi Deborah Prinz explores the fascinating intersection of Jews in the chocolate trade, the American quest for independence, and Hanukkah’s freedom message as found in her books The Boston Chocolate Party and On the Chocolate Trail. Discover unique ways to celebrate Hanukkah 2023, coinciding with the 250th anniversary of The Boston Tea Party.
All featured books are available at our Museum Store, and members enjoy an exclusive discount.
Presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in Partnership with the Jewish Book Council.