We are proud to welcome authors to the 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.

Sigal Samuel, The Mystics of Mile End
Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 pm

Spend an evening with author Sigal Samuel, who will be talking about her debut novel, The Mystics of Mile End, and her personal connection to Kabbalah, including how she discovered her family's Kabbalistic roots in Mumbai, India. 

The Mystics of Mile End 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. Each searches for enlightenment, but can they find it?

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Michael Barnett, The Stas and the Stripes
Tuesday, July 19, 7:30 pm

How do American Jews envision their role in the world? Are they tribal—a people whose obligations extend solely to their own? Or are they prophetic—a light unto nations, working to repair the world by helping and supporting all the people in it? 

The Star and the Stripes is an original, provocative interpretation of the effects of these worldviews on the foreign policy beliefs of American Jews since the 19th-century. Michael Barnett argues that it all begins with the political identity of American Jews: as Jews committed to their people's survival; as Americans supporting the principles of liberalism, religious freedom, and pluralism. This identity and search for inclusion form a political theology of prophetic Judaism that emphasizes the historic mission of Jews to help create a world of peace and justice.

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Tami Wolf
Associate Director of Jewish Life

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



-Yiddish Book Center