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"Authors and Anecdotes" Book Club: Featuring Beth Kissileff

Join this week's featured author, Beth Kissileff, in our virtual book club series, “Authors and Anecdotes”, as she discusses a book she co-edited, Bound in the Bond of Life.  On October 27, 2018, three congregations were holding their morning Shabbat services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood when a lone gunman entered the building and opened fire. He killed eleven people and injured six more in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history. The story made international headlines for weeks following the shooting, but Pittsburgh and the local Jewish community could not simply move on when the news cycle did.  This collection of essays in this anthology tell a collective story of city shaken to its very core, but determined that love will ultimately win. 

Click HERE to be directed to the University of Pittsburgh Press website to learn more about Bound in the Bond of Life. Purchasing options for the book is available on this site, and it can also be purchased at any independent bookstore of your choice.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Jewish Family and Community Service of Pittsburgh (https://www.jfcspgh.org/).

Click HERE for an article on Bound in the Bond of Life that was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

5 random attendees to this book club session will receive a free copy of Bound in the Bond of Life, courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Press!

 

About the author: Beth Kissileff is the author of the novel Questioning Return and editor of the essay collections Reading Genesis: Beginnings and Reading Exodus: Journeys. She has taught at the universities of Pittsburgh and Minnesota and Carleton, Smith, and Mount Holyoke colleges. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, Tablet, and Religion News Service, among others. She is the spouse of Rabbi Jonathan Perlman of New Light Congregation, who survived the October 27 attack by hiding himself and others.

 

 

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Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

"Authors and Anecdotes" Book Club: Featuring Beth Kissileff

Join this week's featured author, Beth Kissileff, in our virtual book club series, “Authors and Anecdotes”, as she discusses a book she co-edited, Bound in the Bond of Life.  On October 27, 2018, three congregations were holding their morning Shabbat services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood when a lone gunman entered the building and opened fire. He killed eleven people and injured six more in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history. The story made international headlines for weeks following the shooting, but Pittsburgh and the local Jewish community could not simply move on when the news cycle did.  This collection of essays in this anthology tell a collective story of city shaken to its very core, but determined that love will ultimately win. 

Click HERE to be directed to the University of Pittsburgh Press website to learn more about Bound in the Bond of Life. Purchasing options for the book is available on this site, and it can also be purchased at any independent bookstore of your choice.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Jewish Family and Community Service of Pittsburgh (https://www.jfcspgh.org/).

Click HERE for an article on Bound in the Bond of Life that was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

5 random attendees to this book club session will receive a free copy of Bound in the Bond of Life, courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Press!

 

About the author: Beth Kissileff is the author of the novel Questioning Return and editor of the essay collections Reading Genesis: Beginnings and Reading Exodus: Journeys. She has taught at the universities of Pittsburgh and Minnesota and Carleton, Smith, and Mount Holyoke colleges. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, Tablet, and Religion News Service, among others. She is the spouse of Rabbi Jonathan Perlman of New Light Congregation, who survived the October 27 attack by hiding himself and others.

 

 

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Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 p.m.

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