September 30, 2020 - 12 Tishrei 5781
BOOK FESTIVAL IN YOUR LIVING ROOM - LIVE!
Presented by the JCA in partnership with
the JCC Literary Consortium and MJCCA - Atlanta*
*A portion of the proceeds benefits the JCA when you register through these links.
 DEEPAK CHOPRA - Total Meditation: Practices In Living the Awakened Life 
With guest host Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer

ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 
Weds., September 30 | 8:00 PM EST 
 
Join New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra as he guides you on how to wake up to new levels of awareness that will ultimately cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are. 
Dr. Chopra will be leading a short meditation. 

Tickets: $31 includes one signed copy of book (includes shipping): 
CASEY CEP - Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee  

ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 
Tuesday, October 6 8:00 PM EST 
 
One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2019, a New York Times bestseller and named one of the best books of 2019 by Time, Glamour, O Magazine, Town and Country and more, Casey Cep brings to life a courtroom drama, a true-crime thriller and a miniature biography of Harper Lee.

Tickets: $11 /event access, or $24 for one event ticket and paperback copy of book (includes shipping): 
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI - Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook 
Friday, October 16 | 12:30 PM EST 
 
The New York Times bestselling author of Plenty and Jerusalem teams up with Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is created and amplified through 100+ innovative, super-delicious, plant-based recipes. 

Level up your vegetables. In this groundbreaking cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage offer a next-level approach to vegetables that breaks down the fundamentals of cooking into three key elements: process, pairing, and produce.

Tickets: $45 for one virtual ticket (includes one copy of the book and shipping): 
JCA PROGRAMS
A Unique Portrait: Jeffrey Rosen and Dahlia Lithwick on Ruth Bader Ginsburg  
A free Zoom conversation presented as part of the JCA’s membership in the Jewish Book Council Network 
Weds., October 7, 2020, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Suggested donations of $10/household to JBC will be gratefully accepted.  

Join Jewish Book Council (JBC) and the JCA for a very special conversation with Jeffrey Rosen and Dahlia Lithwick about Rosen’s new book, Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law.

In Conversations with RBG, Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a law professor at George Washington University, and a contributing editor at ​The Atlantic, presents a unique portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on twenty years of conversations starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era.

Advanced registration required: 
The Radical Right & Anti-Semitism with Mark Potok 
A free online discussion presented by the Maine Jewish Film Festival, Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Maine Jewish Museum, and the JCA 
Weds. October 7th at 7:00 PM 
 
Sign up and you will receive an email with a special link so you can join the conversation with Mark Potok, formerly of the Southern Law Poverty Center. The Zoom link will be sent on Wednesday, October 7th at 5:00 PM. 

Advanced registration required by Tuesday, Oct. 6th via MJFF at: 
JCA Online Book Group discusses The Book of V. by Anna Solomon 
Facilitated by Fionna Nilsson 
Thursday, October 15th at 7:00 PM 
 
Join the JCA Book Group for a virtual discussion of The Book of V. by Anna Solomon, facilitated by Fionna Nilsson via Zoom. *This is a meeting of the JCA book club. Please note that we will be hosting Anna Solomon for an author talk on her book live via Zoom in February 2021. 

Book group participation is free. The book is available locally at Longfellow Books. 

Advanced registration required by Weds. 10/14 to receive the Zoom session link. 
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
A Moment of Healing 
With Cantor Sheila Nesis 
Presented by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life 
Sunday, October 11th at 4 PM 

Prayers, music, and the warm embrace of friends help us to renew our sense of hope, strength, and healing. This healing journey is for those who are struggling with physical or spiritual health, for those struggling with sadness and grief, and for caregivers who seek inspiration as they pray for the welfare of loved ones. This is a time to bring healing to our community as we end the High Holidays season together. 

Register for the Zoom link at 
AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD
Still Small Voice: Talking about God in the Midst of a Plague 
With Abigail Pogrebin 
Presented by The Forward
Thursday, October 1st at 12 PM  

Abigail Pogrebin, author and Forward contributor, will be joined by four of the 18 rabbis she interviewed for our recent series on God: David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, Angela Buchdahl of Manhattan’s Central Synagogue, David Ingber of Manhattan’s Romemu and Laura Shaw Frank of AJC. The talk will be moderated by Jodi Rudoren, and will be recorded and sent to registrants.  

Register here: 
HOT TOPICS IN BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY 
Presented by the Temple Emanuel Streicker Center 
The Biblical Past Ain’t What It Used To Be 
With Dr. Ziony Zevit 
Wednesday, October 7 at 10 AM | Free 

Archaeology takes us into a world we can barely conjure up, throwing the past into an entirely new light. Dr. Zevit will lead us into the realities of our ancestors, the ancient Israelites, based not on the Bible but on the work of archaeologists. Using an examination of Kuntillet Ajrud, a small, isolated archaeological site in the Sinai, he will provide a window into Israelite history and the religious beliefs of those who built and decorated the site. 

Register at: 
Good Faith Archaeology – Biblical Claims Confirmed and Challenged by Archaeological Evidence 
With Dr. Robert R. Cargill 
Wednesday, October 14 | 10 AM | Free 

Many people today use archaeological evidence to prove — or disprove — the myriad of claims made in the Bible. But how can we tell which evidence and which claims are trustworthy? Dr. Cargill, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review, will discuss how to discern legitimate evidence from suspect claims and survey evidence that both corroborates and challenges many of the Bible’s teachings. 

Register at: 
1342 Congress St. Portland, ME 04102 | 207-772-1959