11 a.m. Florine Mark presents...
Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook:
280 Delicious Recipes for Every Meal
Join Florine Mark as we celebrate the 50th
anniversary of Weight Watchers. We’re having
a celebration of food for anyone who loves
to eat well – and eat smart!
Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner, in
search of a quick-fix dinner for tonight or planning
a week of healthy meals, Weight Watchers cookbooks
are a great resource. The 50th anniversary collection
includes favorites that have been updated, great
ideas for meals with fresh ingredients, how-to tips,
lore, nutritional info and PointsPlus® values for the
Weight Watchers 360˚.
Florine Mark is president and CEO of The WW Group, Inc.,
the leading U.S.
franchise holder of Weight Watchers International. The
president of the
JCC of Metropolitan Detroit, she is seen each week on the
Florine” segment on Local 4 News (WDIV-Channel 4 in
Co-sponsored by JCC Membership Department, JCC Women’s
Executive Health Club
11 a.m. Story time, with author Karin Jill Katz
There’s a Fly in My Soup
Don’t miss your chance to meet author Karin
Jill Katz as she reads her latest book, a short, rhyming
story that teaches tolerance, manners and respect.
There’s a Fly in My Soup is a tale about restraint and
forgiveness that eventually lead to friendship.
Karin Jill Katz graduated from Michigan State
University and earned a bachelor’s degree in
sociology, with a minor in psychology, emphasizing
early childhood development. Her passion is creating short
nurture the soul of children while teaching them life
A fun activity to follow the author presentation. For
children ages 3 - 6.
Co-sponsored by Henry & Delia Meyers Library and Media
Center, Sarah & Irving
Pitt Child Development Center, Shalom Street
1 p.m. Jeannette Olson
Maybe One Day
How could the sophisticated, cultured
citizens of Vienna become vicious, bigoted, violent
Nazi followers determined to destroy the Jews?
An estimated 65,000 persished as a consequence
of Austria’s annexation of Hitler’s Nazi Germany in
1938. Jeannette Olson’s parents, were able to flee, exiled
homeland, imprisoned in detention camps, starved and
for their lives and separated from their young child.
Olson’s mother managed to save every letter and document
to the war years, letters between family members, letters
rescuers, photographs - all relating to her parents’ lives
Maybe One Day is a narration of the interviews that Olson
with her parents detailing the saga of their flight from
the Nazis and
miraculous survival as a result of their courage, luck and
the aid of the
Christian families who protected and risked their lives to
save her family.
Jeannette Gerstl Olson was a child during WWII. Born in
in 1940, she survived the war hidden by a Christian French
was reunited with her parents after the liberation in
2 p.m. Tea & Fiction,
with Jillian Cantor and Jessica Soffer
Don’t miss our first Tea & Fiction event, showcasing
two up-and-coming authors whose new novels have
received critical acclaim.
“Anne Frank has long been a symbol of bravery and
hope, but there were two sisters hidden in the annex,
two young Jewish girls, one a cultural icon made
famous by her published diary and the other, nearly
forgotten.” – Jillian Cantor
Margot imagines Anne Frank’s sister and her
experience in a post-war America while Anne’s
growing status as a cultural icon dramatically
influences her world. A smart, thoughtful novel
telling a story of identity, love and life from
a unique perspective.
Jillian Cantor is the recipient of the national Jacob K.
and the author of several books for teens and adults.
“Inventive… Cantor’s ‘what-if’ story combines historical
mounting suspense and romance, but above all, it is an ode
adoration and competition between sisters.” – O, the Oprah
Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots
A story of two women in New York, a widow
and an almost orphan, who realize that even in
moments of despair and grief there can be joy
Lorca spends all her time looking through
cookbooks and creating delicacies to earn her
distracted mother’s love. As she prepares to head
off to boarding school, she makes one last effort
to master her mother’s ideal meal.
Victoria, an Iraqi Jewish immigrant, is coping
with her husband’s death while dreaming of a child she
gave up for
adoption many years ago.
Lorca decides to sign up for cooking classes – taught by
Through their love of cooking and traditional recipes,
and realize that their lives are intertwined. The Arabic
saying, Bukra fil
mish mish means “Tomorrow, apricots may bloom.”
Jessica Soffer is a Hertog Fellow and recipient of the
Prize. She teaches fiction at Connecticut College and is
of an Iraqi-Jewish painter and sculptor who immigrated to
This is her debut novel.
“Told in Victoria and Lorca’s alternating first-person
voices, the characterdriven
novel… offers fully realized, multidimensional characters
invite empathy and compassion.” – Booklist
Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Ahm Sisterhood,
Shalom Sisterhood, ORT America, Temple Israel Sisterhood,
Township Public Library
Tickets are $15.
Reservations required by October 29 to 248.432.5462.
6 p.m. Spotlight on Business, with Ari Weinzweig,
co-founder and CEO of Zingerman’s Deli
Underwritten by Credit Union ONE
Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 2: A Lapsed
Anarchist’s Approach to Being
a Better Leader
Join us for Happy Hour with Zingerman’s
Deli CEO and co-founder Ari Weinzweig
as he shares the secrets that have helped
take a 25-seat deli, four-person start-up to a nationally
$40,000,000 organization employing more than 500 people!
This second book in the “Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach”
at the leadership style that has helped make Zingerman’s
such a unique
place to work and to eat. Booming business and loyal
proof enough that the team knows a thing or two about
successful business. While everything in the book draws on
and others have learned at Zingerman’s, it is applicable
of all sizes and scopes – it is, as Ari says in the
towards a new way to work.”
Zingerman’s, in Ann Arbor, is a beloved deli with some of
loyal clientele around. It has been praised for its
products and service
in media outlets far and wide. And what started out as a
small deli has
grown to a flourishing restaurant, catering service,
operation, creamery, publishing house and training
Co-sponsored by the Professional Advisory Committee of the
of Metropolitan Detroit
Tickets are $12 (includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres) Reservations requested by November 1 to 248.432.5462
7:30 p.m. Marianne Szegedy-Maszák
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times
Aladar was serving in Hungary’s foreign
ministry offices when the Nazis took him to Dachau.
Hanna was the granddaughter of one of the
country’s leading Jewish industrialists and
supporter of the arts; her life was saved when
the family made a deal with Heinrich Himmler.
The two were in love but separated throughout
the war and would not reunite until 1945.
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times is the true story of Aladar
based on their wartime letters and written by their
Szegedy-Maszák. It is also an invitation to a forgotten
elegance and honor, of terrible intrigue and of families
lost and found,
as well as an insightful look at the complex relationship
Hungary and its Jewish population.
Marianne Szegedy-Maszák is a journalist whose work has
The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, the New Republic,
Los Angeles Times, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
and Psychology Today.
This is her first book.
Co-sponsored by Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies
8 p.m. Eric A. Goldman
The American Jewish Story
Using film clips and research from his book, Eric Goldman
will explore the complex relationship between Jewish
filmmakers, the Jews who helped found Hollywood and
the onscreen images of American Jewry, past and present.
In the beginning, Hollywood’s Jewish moviemakers were
to represent the American Jewish experience for fear of
greater majority. Today’s movies often feature Jewish
characters or tell
a distinctly Jewish story. What were the influences, the
the historical events that brought about such changes?
Eric A. Goldman is an adjunct associate professor of
cinema at Yeshiva
University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York
He is an expert on Yiddish, Israeli and Jewish cinema.
Sponsored by the Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival
Co-sponsored by Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood, IRP
Retired Professionals), The Berman Center for the
JCC members $8/non-members $10
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