Jewish Book Festival Events in East Cobb

Authors will be speaking at Etz Chaim Sunday and Kol Emeth on Tuesday.

The Book Festival of the MJCCA is pleased to announce that two of its unique author events will take place in East Cobb.

On Sunday, Nov. 11, Doreen Rappaport, author of Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust will discuss her book at Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Ronda Robinson, author of Beyond Politics will discuss her book at Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road.

Both events are free and open to the community. For information, call 678.812.4005, or visit www.atlantajcc.org/bookfestival.

Author Doreen Rappaport (Sunday, Nov. 11, 1:00 pm)

Ms. Rappaport will discuss Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust, at Congregation Etz Chaim.

Through twenty-one meticulously researched accounts — some chronicled in book form for the first time — Doreen Rappaport illuminates the defiance of tens of thousands of Jews across eleven Nazi-occupied countries during World War II. This event is free to the community.

Author Ronda Robinson (Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:00 pm)

Ms. Robinson will discuss her book, Beyond Politics at Temple Kol Emeth.

Beyond Politics highlights the lives of 18 different Israelis and bids us to expand our understanding of what is going on in Israel today by focusing not on current events, but on the lives of its many fascinating people. This is a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about the future of Israel. This event is also free to the community.

Book Festival Co-Chair Ina Enoch says, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Congregation Etz Chaim and Temple Kol Emeth. We are also pleased to bring two Book Festival of the MJCCA programs to our wonderful East Cobb community.”

Book Festival Co-Chair Sherie Gumer adds, “During the Book Festival of the MJCCA, our community comes together to explore, learn, and be uplifted together by 50+ extraordinary authors – bringing these meaningful programs to Dunwoody, Intown Atlanta, and East Cobb."

The 21st Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA

One of the South’s premier cultural events, the 21st Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA is scheduled for Nov. 1-18. A highlight of Atlanta's literary calendar, the Book Festival of the MJCCA presents more than 50 of the year's best and brightest authors in a variety of forums, including:

  • Award-winning travel writer and actor Andrew McCarthy;
  • New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin;
  • CBS News Travel editor Peter Greenberg;
  • television, screen, and stage star Tony Danza;
  • celebrated author and screenwriter Delia Ephron;
  • Grammy Award-winning pianist and ambassador of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein;
  • world-renowned religious scholar and bestselling author Rabbi Harold Kushner;
  • and many more.



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