The Celebration of Jewish Books has become a highly anticipated and successful annual event throughout Los Angeles. This, the fifth year, will include some of the most controversial and fascinating authors yet.
November 4: Shabbat dinner and interview with Gilad Sharon, youngest son of Ariel Sharon, who wrote his father’s definitive biography, Sharon: The Life of a Leader. Mr. Sharon will be interviewed by Rob Eshman, Jewish Journal Editor-in-Chief.
November 7: Senior political analyst, Mark Halperin, co-author of Game Change, which provides unprecedented information about the candidates and their spouses during the heated presidential race of 2008. Mr. Halperin will be interviewed by Dr. Gady Levy, Dean of the Whizin Center for Continuing Education.
November 9: Oscar Andrew Hammerstein III, author of The Hammersteins, a revealing book about his grandfather, Oscar Hammerstein II, will discuss how the family became one of the most important in American show business.
November 10: Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, professor and author of The Eichmann Trial, an overview and analysis of the impact of Israel’s most important Nazi trial, will be interviewed by Dr. Robert Wexler, President of American Jewish University.
November 13: The ever popular ninth annual mock trial, The People vs. Yael, will feature Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Erwin Chemerinsky, Laurie Levenson and Judge Burt Pines.
November 14: Award-winning television news journalist Martin Fletcher will talk about his first work of fiction, The List, which follows an Austrian couple trying to come to grips with an aggressively anti-Jewish world.
December 11: Jim Lehrer will be interviewed by Dr. Robert Wexler, President of American Jewish University, about his new book, Tension City, a behind the scenes account of off-air conversations, interviews, critical moments, snafus and blunders that characterized the last eleven presidential debates.
Both the mock trial and Lehrer interview are sponsored by Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, with City National Bank as the overall sponsor. Their generous support makes these programs possible.
For tickets or more information about any of these events, please call 310.440.1246 or visit www.ajula.edu/cjb .