Fascinating lives on tap at Arts, Books & Culture Fest

Fascinating lives on tap
at Arts, Books & Culture Fest
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The Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture at
the Katz JCC will celebrate its 25th year beginning Sunday, Nov.
9 through Sunday, Nov. 16. The Festival, which is open to the
community, will bring to South Jersey a fine group of authors
who will discuss their fascinating lives.
On Nov. 9, Dr. Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell will take you
into the daily life of a medical examiner in their book “Working
Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies
and the Making of a Medical
Examiner.” Melinek lays bare
the truth behind the glamorized
depictions of autopsy work on
shows like CSI and Law &
Order to reveal the real story of
the morgue.
On Monday, Nov. 10,
Joshua Safran will talk about
his memoir “Free Spirit:
Growing Up On the Road and
Off the Grid.” His criticallyacclaimed memoir delves into
FRANKS…Pulitzer his remarkable life journey and
how against all against all
Thursday, Nov. 13.
odds, found his way to
Orthodox Judaism and law school. In the evening, Suzanne R.
Krauss will speak about her book “To Vegas and Back, which tells
the story of her mother who wound up being the most sought after
showgirl in Las Vegas.
Wednesday, Nov. 12 will be sure to provide laughs with Oliver
Horwitz, who worked at the famous St. Andrews golf course in
Scotland and encountered many characters, including Seinfeld
creator Larry David. Be sure to come early to enjoy a beer and try
your hand putting against a Woodcrest Country Club pro!
Pulitzer Prize winning author Lucinda Franks returns to the
Festival on Thursday, Nov. 13 with “Timeless: Love,
Morgenthau, and Me,” which explores the intimate story of her
marriage to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau as
well as their shared love for Jewish culture and their determination to build the city’s first Holocaust museum.
On the closing day of the Festival, Sunday, Nov. 16, be sure to
hear the captivating true story of Joshua Fattal and his two friends
who were taken hostage by the Iranian border patrol, accused of
espionage and imprisoned in Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison.
Fattal’s memoir, “A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned
in Iran,” tells their stories from all three points of view and is a
rare glimpse inside Iran and a timeless portrayal of hardship and
Prior to the Festival, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, join us for a special
event as Tanya Brown, sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson,
shares her inspiring personal stories of domestic abuse and battles
with depression as discussed in the memoir “Finding Peace Amid
the Chaos: My Escape from Depression and Suicide.” This special event is sponsored by the Samost Jewish Family & Children’s
Service, with proceeds to benefit the JFCS Project SARAH to
help victims of domestic abuse.
Other appearances at this year’s Festival you won’t want to
miss include comedian Larry Miller, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin,
photographer Peter Guttman, fiction writer Tova Mirvis, and the
Stars of David musical.
The Festival is made possible in part due to the generous contributions of major corporate sponsors: Bank of America, The
Heart House, Platt Memorial Chapels, CareOne: A Senior Care
Company, Classic Cake, Davis Enterprises, the Family of Justin
Wolfe, Healthcare Quality Strategies, Holman Enterprises,
Resintech, Marvin Samson Foundation, The SHM Financial
Group and SJ Magazine.
Tickets are on sale now at the Katz JCC in the Adult
Department, online at www.katzjcc.org/abcfest, or by calling
(856) 424-4444, ext. 1226 or ext. 1119. ▲
(there is never a charge for our initial Conversation)
October 15, 2014