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Hear from some of today’s most fascinating novelists and speakers as they take attendees on a moving journey of their experiences to overcome adversity and promote Jewish identity, reveal how they stay inspired, and share personal stories. Some past speakers have included Daniel Silva, Joy Mangano, Nelson DeMille, and Kristin Hannah.

In conversation with Rosanna Scotto, Emmy-winning co-host of Good Day New York
Everyone knows Steve Madden’s name and his shoes, but few are familiar with his story. Over the past thirty years, Steve Madden has taken his eponymous shoe company from the fledgling start-up he founded with a mere $1,100 to a global, multi-billion dollar brand.

But Madden’s mistakes, from his battle with addiction to the financial shortcuts that landed him in prison, are as important to his story as his most iconic shoes. In this raw, intimate, and ultimately inspiring book, Madden holds nothing back as he shares what it took to get here and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

Admission includes hardcover signed copy of “The Cobbler!”
Fall 2020

For more information, including sponsor opportunities, contact Elyse Ingber, 516.484.1545 ext. 144eingber@sjjcc.org.

Elyse Ingber

Director of Visual + Performance Arts

(516) 484-1545 x144

Keeping members educated and entertained is a top priority at SJJCC! Leading this creative charge is Elyse Ingber, the Edward & Bernice Wenger Center for the Arts Director of Performance…

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