Scribblers on the Roof

Monday evenings, 8pm. $5 suggested contribution.

Join us on the Ansche Chesed roof to hear emerging and established Jewish writers read from their recent work. Beverages, snacks and books are available for purchase. If it rains, come anyway. We have a perfect indoor space.

Full Lineup:

June 17

Franklin Foer, “The Golden Age of American Jews is Ending” and The Last Politician Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Struggle for America’s Future

June 24

Anita NorichDesires

 

 

July 1

Sloane CrosleyGrief Is for People

 

July 8

Owen LewisKnock-knock
Carlie HoffmanWhen There Was Light and This Alaska

July 15

Lauren GrodsteinWe Must Not Think of Ourselves

July 22

Iddo Gefen, Jerusalem Beach

 

July 29

Benjamin Resnick, Next Stop

 


June 17

Franklin Foer

“The Golden Age of American Jews is Ending” and The Last Politician Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Struggle for America’s Future

 

FRANKLIN FOER on his Atlantic cover story, “The Golden Age of American Jews is Ending,”  and his bestselling book, The Last Politician Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Struggle for America’s Future (2023). Foer is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the former editor of The New Republic.

In conversation with Judith Shulevitz.

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June 24

Anita Norich

Desires (translator)

 

Yiddish-literature scholar and translator ANITA NORICH on her translation of Desires by modernist poet Celia Dropkin and on the works of Israel Joshua Singer, “one of the few genuine novelists to write in Yiddish,” according to Irving Howe. Norich is a professor emerita of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.

In conversation with Judith Shulevitz.

Full Scribblers Lineup


July 1

Sloane Crosley

Grief is for People

 

Novelist and essayist SLOANE CROSLEY on her bestselling memoir Grief Is for People (2024). “Is it wrong to say that a memoir about loss and grieving is fun to read? If so, I’m in trouble”– Susan Orlean.

In conversation with Lauren Wein.

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July 8

Owen Lewis and Carlie Hoffman

 

Prize-winning poet CARLIE HOFFMAN and poet OWEN LEWIS will read from their works.

In conversation with Sheila Lewis.

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July 15

Lauren Grodstein

We Must Not Think of Ourselves

 

LAUREN GRODSTEIN on her novel We Must Not Think of Ourselves (2023), based on the story of the Warsaw Ghetto’s Oneg Shabbat. “An extraordinary work of historical fiction”–the Associated Press. Lauren Grodstein’s other novels include A Friend of the Family and The Explanation for Everything.  

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July 22

Iddo Gefen

Jerusalem Beach

 

Israeli writer Iddo Gefen on his debut collection of stories, Jerusalem Beach, which won the Sami Rohr Prize in 2023. “A series of original and … truly inspiring attempts to seek and find humanity and tenderness at the least predictable places”–Etgar Keret.

In conversation with Judith Shulevitz

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July 29

Benjamin Resnick

Next Stop

 

BENJAMIN RESNICK on his forthcoming novel Next Stop (2024), in which a black hole swallows Israel and an outbreak of antisemitism ensues. “Uncanny, riveting, and strangely prescient” –Elisa Albert. In addition to being a novelist, Resnick is the rabbi of the Pelham Jewish Center in Westchester.

In conversation with Lauren Wein.

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