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IRENE & RONALD COHEN SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS

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.

PROGRAMS FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON WILL BE VIRTUAL

NOBODY WILL TELL YOU THIS BUT ME BY BESS KALB
Kalb, an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Through these voicemails, Bell divulges unforgettable heart-to-hearts, family secrets, and her signature wisdom.
Thursday, December 3, 7:30pm
$20
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LONG WAY HOME BY CAMERON DOUGLAS
In this moving, shocking, and inspiring memoir, Douglas, the son of Michael Douglas and grandson of Kirk Douglas, details the struggle to regain his dignity, humanity, and place in society after many years of drug abuse and more than seven years in prison.
Tuesday, January 19, 7:30pm
$20
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LAUGH LINES BY ALAN ZWEIBEL
Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for $7 to Borscht Belt standups. One night when he caught the attention of Lorne Michaels, he became one of the first writers at Saturday Night Live. He then went on to have a hand in a series of landmark shows including It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Through his own stories and interviews with famous friends, Laugh Lines is a cultural memoir of American comedy.
Tuesday, March 17, 7:30pm
$20
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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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Events

Virtual Spotlight Speaker Program: Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Virtual Spotlight Speaker: Long Way Home by Cameron Douglas

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Virtual Spotlight Speaker: Laugh Lines by Alan Zweibel

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

7:30pm - 8:30pm