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For lovers of great Jewish literature

Upcoming Get Lit Events:

The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir

Sunday, April 29
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Social Hall

With Author Betsy Lerner

For the past fifty years, Monday afternoons in New Haven meant a card table with four folding chairs, a plate of homemade sweets and the Bridge Ladies. As a child, Betsy Lerner thought the Ladies were fascinating and as a teenager she found them to be hopelessly square. It was as an adult that she discovered just how remarkable they were. Wildly perceptive and, in turns, hilarious and fearlessly vulnerable, Lerner's memoir is required reading for anyone who has ever had a mother, a daughter, or a dear friend. Bring them all for Betsy’s remarks and homemade sweets on your table!

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Jews + Booze

Tuesday, June 26
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

With Author Marni Davis

Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition. From kosher wine to involvement in the European liquor trade, Jews have a longstanding relationship with alcohol. Marni Davis examines the fascinating and highly complex role that spirits played in American Jewish identity, acculturation and community life during the tumultuous rise and fall of Prohibition. Book sale and signing follows + beer, wine, bar snacks and games!

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