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JCC Book Talk: Atomic Anna

The JCC of Syracuse is co-sponsoring a book talk with the JCC of Palm Beaches via Zoom on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm. Atomic Anna is from the author of A Bend in the Stars, an epic adventure as three generations of women work together and travel through time to prevent the Chernobyl disaster and right the wrongs of their past.

Rachel Barenbaum is a prolific writer and reviewer. Her work has appeared in the LA Review of BooksThe Tel Aviv Review of Books, and more. She is a scholar in residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis and is the founder and host of the podcast Debut Spotlight. In a former life she was
a hedge fund manager and spin instructor. She has degrees from Harvard in Business, and
Literature and Philosophy. She is an elected member of Town Meeting in Brookline, MA.

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>The JCC of Syracuse is co-sponsoring a book talk with the JCC of Palm Beaches via Zoom on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm. Atomic Anna is from the author of A Bend in the Stars, an epic adventure as three generations of women work together and travel through time to prevent the Chernobyl disaster and right the wrongs of their past.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->  <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Rachel Barenbaum is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels Atomic Anna and A Bend in the<br>Stars. She is a prolific writer and reviewer. Her work has appeared in the LA Review of Books, The<br>Tel Aviv Review of Books, and more. She is a scholar in residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis<br>Institute at Brandeis and is the founder/ host of the podcast Debut Spotlight. In a former life she was<br>a hedge fund manager and spin instructor. She has degrees from Harvard in Business, and<br>Literature and Philosophy. She is an elected member of Town Meeting in Brookline, MA.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
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Adults

JCC Book Talk: Cyclorama

The JCC of Syracuse is co-sponsoring a book talk with the JCC of Palm Beaches via Zoom on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm. Cyclorama is a “deeply moving, propulsive story of ten teenagers brought together by a high school production of The Diary of Anne Frank that will shape and influence the rest of their lives.”

This zoom talk will be moderated by the JCC of palm beaches. This is a free event for the members of the JCC.

The author, Adam Langer is a journalist, editor, and the author of a memoir and five novels including The
Washington Story
Ellington BoulevardThe Thieves of ManhattanThe Salinger Contract, and the
internationally best-selling novel Crossing California, which was described in the Chicago Tribune by James Atlas as “the most vivid novel about Chicago since Saul Bellow’s Herzog and the most
ambitious debut set in Chicago since Philip Roth’s Letting Go.” Formerly a senior editor at Book
Magazine and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, he currently serves as culture editor
at The Forward.

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Events

Mazal Tov, Amigos!: Jews and Latin American Music with Moshe Morad

The JCC of Syracuse is partnering with the Mandel JCC for a virtual event on March 9th

LIVE from Israel! Explore the worldly wonders of Jewish-Latin American music alongside prominent radio broadcaster, Moshe Morad. Morad will cover everything from early 20th century Yiddish Tango in Buenos Aires, to the first import of Cuban musicians laying down  rhythms in the US via the Catskills in the early 1950s, to “The Marvelous Jew” of  Salsa music in the 1970s. You will also get to hear current musical collaborations around the world.

Dr. Moshe Morad is a Ethnomusicologist and a respected radio broadcaster in Israel, specializing in World Music with a focus on Latin music. Alongside Dr. Amalia Ran, he has co-edited the book Mazal Tov, Amigos!: Jews and Popular Music in the Americas, winner of the Society for Ethnomusicology Jewish SIG Book Award in 2018.


To receive Zoom access for this event, please register via our calendar event below and check your email for a follow-up confirmation with the Zoom info.


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Virtual Events

Jewish Genealogy Society of CNY Meeting Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

The cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing

The Jewish Genealogy Society of CNY will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Special guest Libby Copeland will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Copeland’s presentation will draw on years of research for her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.”

With more than 37 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families. The presentation will discuss the implications of home DNA testing for Jewish genealogy, as well as the unique challenges of genetic genealogy for Ashkenazim.

REGISTER FOR THIS ZOOM MEETING >
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information contact Mike Fixler at [email protected]

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