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Check It Out
New Israeli Fiction -- or New to Us!
Fall is an exciting time to delve into the Israeli literary scene with three events to entice you.

DCJCC Festival
October 18-28 is the DCJCC's Jewish Literary Festival featuring many acclaimed authors. Visit the display in the TSLibrary to read some of their work before or after you attend the author talks.

New Israeli Fiction at Daytimers
On November 9, the Daytimers program will feature Library Committee Co-Chairs Janis Colton and Herb Mintz who will provide an overview of the burgeoning Israeli literary world and focus in on some notable Israeli mysteries and novels by authors only recently gaining recognition in the United States. In addition, TSLibrarian Ruth Polk will demonstrate how to access the online catalogue to find a book in our collection and ask that it be held for you.
 
At the conclusion of the talk, pick up a copy of a bibliography of these new and less known Israeli authors in the Library collection. Library Committee volunteers will be available to assist you with checking out books.
 
Etgar Keret Book Discussion
On December 8 our own Rabbi Hannah Goldstein will lead a discussion of Etgar Keret's memoir The Seven Good Years. Rabbi Goldstein is an avid reader and recently had the chance to hear Keret in person. It promises to be a stimulating discussion.
Suicide & Depression Awareness Months
Coinciding with Suicide Prevention and Depression Awareness Months, the Library Committee is pleased to introduce a new collection of books, many of which are on display on the kiosk, addressing the questions and needs of those dealing intimately with these challenges and those supporting friends and loved ones. The collection was developed through a generous grant by the Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism. Below is a sample of the books in this evolving collection.
 
Suicide: 
Why People Die by Suicide and No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One.
 
Mental Health Challenges: 
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression and Surrounded by  Madness: A Memoir of Mental Illness and Family Secrets .
 
For Caregivers: 
Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence and How to be a friend to a friend who's sick
 
And because fiction is often able to uniquely illuminate an issue, we also have Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots, by Jessica Soffer, an Oprah recommended read, which she describes as "a profoundly redemptive story about loss, self-discovery, and acceptance."
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