Jewish authors to appear at the J this March
Authors Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz and Jamie Bernstein will be speaking at The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC at 5601 South Braeswood this March.
Rabbi Schwartz, the director of The Jewish Publication Society, is the next author in the new Chapter & Verse series, which offers Sunday brunch and conversation with contemporary Jewish authors on relevant issues of today. He will be discussing his new book, The Path of the Prophets: The Ethics Driven Life on Sunday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the J. Advance registration is required by March 11.
This book identifies the prophetic moment in the lives of 18 biblical figures and demonstrates their compelling relevance to us today. Rabbi Schwartz introduces the prophets with creative, first-person retellings of their decisive experiences, followed by key biblical narratives, context and analysis. We are guided on how to integrate biblical-ethical values into our lives, and challenged to walk the prophetic path today.
Bernstein’s name may sound familiar, as she is the daughter of world renowned musician, Leonard Bernstein. She will be discussing her new book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein, at the J on March 24 at 1 p.m.
On the centennial of Leondard Bernstein’s birth, his daughter invites readers into her family’s private world, which is populated by many recognizable characters, including: the Kennedys, John Lennon, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Lauren Bacall. Beyond being the composer of West Side Story, the chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, a television star, and a humanitarian, the audience will be exposed to the man who was also a jokester and compulsive teacher, and an insomniac whose 4 a.m. composing breaks involved spooning baby food out of the jar.
Don’t miss these two compelling authors at the J. For tickets and information visit www.erjcchouston.org.