Winter/Spring Author Events

Winter/Spring Author Events

February 09, 2021

Tapestry Author Events are Free with advance registration on Zoom. Books made available through our partnership with Boswell Books. Purchased books will be available for pick-up at the JCC Peck Desk (north entrance) during open hours.

January 12 • 7:30 PM on Zoom
Michael Ian Black
Free and open to the community with advance registration. To register, complete form below.
Order Book for Curbside Pick-up: JCC Members $20 / Community $22

Meet the author of A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son, a poignant look at boyhood, in the form of a heartfelt letter from comedian Michael Ian Black to his teenage son before he leaves for college, and a radical plea for rethinking masculinity and teaching young men to give and receive love.
Co-sponsored by BBYO and Milwaukee Jewish Day School

February 9 • 7:30 PM on Zoom
Ronald Balson
Meet the author of Eli’s Promise
Eli’s Promise is a masterful work of historical fiction spanning three eras―Nazi-occupied Poland, the American Zone of post-war Germany, and Chicago at the height of the Vietnam War. Award-winning author Ronald H. Balson explores the human cost of war, the mixed blessings of survival, and the enduring strength of family bonds.

March 9 • 7:30 PM on Zoom
Shlomo Levin

Meet the author of Human Rights Haggadah
The Passover story touches on every aspect of human rights, from the bitter oppression of slavery to the moral dilemmas that arise when fighting for even a cause as justified as freedom. This Haggadah makes Passover relevant to the most pressing political and religious dilemmas we face today.

April 20 • 7:30 PM on Zoom
Rachel Biale
Growing up Below Sea Level: A Kibbutz Childhood
This beautifully written memoir is composed of linked stories about growing up on a kibbutz in Israel in the 1950s and 60s, when children spent most of their time, from birth on, in a Children’s House. The stories focus on the world of children, but also offer a window into the lives of the adult kibbutz members, including Holocaust survivors.

June 8 • 7:30 PM on Zoom
Jo Ivester 
Once a Girl, Always a Boy: A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey
This family memoir shares Jeremy Ivester’s journey from childhood through coming out as transgender and eventually emerging as an advocate for the transgender community. This is not only Jeremy’s story but also that of his family, told from multiple perspectives—those of the siblings who struggled to understand the brother they once saw as a sister, and of the parents who ultimately joined him in the battle against discrimination.

Questions? Contact tapestry@jccmilwaukee.org

Register using the forms below.