Speaker Series 5779

Idra Novey,
Those Who Knew

When a young woman ends up dead, Lena must revisit her fraught history with the senator she suspects of the crime. A taut, timely novel about a powerful politician and the group of misfits who finally bring him down.

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

10:00 AM – Idra Novey will speak about her novel, Those Who Knew. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.

Jonathan Weisman,
(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump

In (((Semitism))), Weisman explores the disconnect between his own sense of Jewish identity and the expectations of his detractors and supporters. He delves into the rise of the Alt Right, their roots in older anti-Semitic organizations, the odd ancientness of their grievances—cloaked as they are in contemporary, techy hipsterism—and their aims—to spread hate in a palatable way through a political structure that has so suddenly become tolerant of their views.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019