Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 7:45 PM EST
Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT

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Jessica Schultz 
Beth Shalom Congregation 

Virtual Jewish Author Series 

Join us for one or all of these amazing authors.
 Florence Adler Swims Forever: A Novel
  By Rachel Beanland
 Sunday, January 10 at 7:45 p.m.

We welcome Rachel Beanland as she discusses her her first novel she has has written. Rachel has a MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. USA TODAY lists this novel as one of the "Best Books of 2020." Good Morning America refers to the novel in "25 Novels You'll Want to Read This Summer." You are in for treat!

This compelling debut novel, set in Atlantic City, 1934, is about a multigenerational Jewish family whose summer starts off with a tragic accident. The family tries to keep the bad news under wraps, resulting in layers of secrecy and deception. This book has many discussable elements including relatable characters, historical events and family traditions.

Purchase this book from Amazon Smile here.
Purchase this book from Books with a Past, a local bookstore, here.
Searching for Bubbe Fischer: the Path to Mah Jongg Wisdom
by Karen Gooen
Sunday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Join Maj Jongg instructor and writer Karen Goodwin from Randolph, NJ as she delights us with her engaging stories about her passion.
Part Mah Jongg manual, part memoir, this book tells the story of how the author search for the ultimate mentor, learned to play the game, and eventually became a Mah Jongg aficionado. The book, filled with humorous anecdotes along with helpful tips and strategies, is enjoyable for both beginners and more experienced players

Purchase this book from Amazon Smile here.
Or, contact the office to purchase a discounted copy. (limited supply)
Book of Lost Names
By Kristin Harmel
 Sunday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m.

We are excited to have Kristen Harmel, NY Times Best Selling Author, join us for our third author in our series. Kristin has been writing professionally since age 16 beginning with sports writing covering major league baseball and NHL hockey for a local magazine in Tampa Bay, FL, a former reporter for People magazine, and stints writing for many other magazines, including covering everything from the Super Bowl to high-profile murders to celebrity interviews. She also contributed to numerous TV shows and has appeared on Good Morning America. Kristen currently lives in Orlando, FL.

World War II fiction inspired by a true story. A young Jewish woman is recruited to forge documents to assist in the escape of Jewish children, giving them a chance to live under a new identity. But how will the very young ever regain their original identity? This heart-wrenching, well researched novel goes into great detail to answer this mystifying question while taking readers into Nazi occupied France on a journey which includes many twists and turns.

Purchase this book from Amazon Smile here.
Member price for the author series: 
1 session ($10); 2 sessions ($18); 3 sessions ($25)
Non-Member price for the author series: 
1 session ($15); 2 sessions ($27); 3 sessions ($38)

Sponsored by:
Beth Shalom Congregation's Adult Education Committee and Shaare Tefila
 Zoom links will be emailed to all who register.