On Saturday, September 16 at 5 p.m. at Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Abigail Pogrebin will be the featured speaker for the Selichot service that precedes the Jewish High Holidays. Ms. Pogrebin is the author of the new book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, which came out in March 2017 and was featured on the Today Show and reviewed enthusiastically by David Gregory in the New York Times. She will ‘unpack Selichot’–one of the least understood, but potentially most-heart-opening holidays, and speak about her new book. Books will be available for sale following the lecture.
Ms. Pogrebin also wrote Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish for which she interviewed 62 famous Jews about their religious identity, One and the Same, about the realities of life as a twin, and Showstopper about her teenage adventure in a Broadway flop by Stephen Sondheim: “Merrily We Roll Along.” Formerly a producer for Charlie Rose at PBS and Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes, she has written for Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Forward, Tablet, and The Daily Beast. She moderates her own interview series at The JCC in Manhattan and is the current President of Central Synagogue in New York.
For more information, visit https://bethelnw.org/node/3848 or call 914-238-3928