We are proud to welcome authors to DCJCC year-round through our Authors Out Loud series. These programs provide our community with a chance to hear from writers about their lives and works, as well as opportunities to think deeply about arts and ideas, about authors and stories, and timely topics.

Please note that all ticket sales for these events are final- we cannot offer refunds.


Commemorate Yom HaShoah (Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day) with author Rita Gabis' powerful family story.


Rita Gabis, A Guest at the Shooter's Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family, and a Search for the Truth
Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 pm

Rita Gabis comes from a family of Eastern European Jews and Lithuanian Catholics. She was close to her Catholic grandfather as a child and knew he had fought the Russians, whose brutal occupation of Lithuania destroyed thousands of lives.

Gabis didn’t know her grandfather had been Chief of Security Police under the Gestapo and oversaw the deportation and murder of Jews and Poles. A Guest at the Shooters’ Banquet is a history and family memoir like no other, documenting Gabis’ search for her grandfather’s secrets.

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Sigal Samuel, The Mystics of Mile End
Tuesday, June 28

Join us for an evening with author Sigal Samuel, whose debut novel tells the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family obsessed with climbing the Kabbalah's Tree of Life. Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal's Mile End — a mashup of hipsters and Hasidic Jews. They have a fairly typical childhood, other than that their father is distracted, their mother is dead, and down the street Mr. Katz is trying to recreate the Biblical Tree of Knowledge out of plucked leaves, toilet paper rolls, and dental floss.

As the family is pulled into Jewish mysticism, it falls to next-door neighbor and Holocaust survivor Chaim Glassman to shatter the silence that divides the members of the Meyer family. But can he break through to them in time?

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Contact

Tami Wolf
Associate Director of Jewish Life
202.777.3259

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and stimulating conversation with great authors and fellow readers. Meet the author, get your book signed and discuss your favorite books with friends.
ASL Interpretation available upon request.

Additional Literary Resources:

-Jewish Book Council

-Tablet

-Jbooks

-Yiddish Book Center

-Zeek