Distinguished Speakers Series
The Distinguished Speakers Series brings fascinating guests to the JCC for dinner and discussion. Here's what's coming up for the 2016-17 season. For more information, contact 408.357.7411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sunday, February 19th, 7:00pm - Dinner and talk with Dr. Joel Hoffman, author of The Bible Doesn't Say That: 40 Biblical Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings. Tickets are $24 JCC member/ $36 non member. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
- Thursday, March 16th, 6:30pm - Israel Eats: Lecture and A Movie. Israeli food lecture with Steven Rothfeld, author of Israel Eats, followed by a screening of the film, "In Search of Israeli Cuisine." Tickets are $12 JCC member/$15 non-member.
- Thursday, March 23rd, 7:00pm - Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of books about how to raise resilient children, including The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B-. (This event doesn't include dinner.) Tickets are $18, JCC Members $10. JCC members get a special early bird price of $7 when you buy tickets online by 3/15. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
- Thursday May 4th, 2017 6:30pm - Isaac Babel and the Russian Revolution: Lecture and Film, Dr. Elizabeth McGuire will talk about Isaac Babel's life and death. A life spanned some of the most dramatic, creative, and destructive moments in modern history, including the Russian Civil War, the avant-garde internationalist Soviet 1920s, and Stalin's 1930s. This talk will offer historic context for Babel's fiction, and for the documentary Finding Babel. Tickets are $15, JCC Members are $12.
The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.
The Dr. Wendy Mogel Distinguished Speaker Event is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and the Underwriting Sponsorship by Jack Moore & Bonnie Slavitt Moore.
Michael Krasny and Joel Hoffman will be visiting the APJCC as part of the Jewish Book Council's 2016-17 JBC Network Author Tours.