Event Details

Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism presents its
Annual Authors' Roundtable
Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 am to 1:30 pm

After registration and coffee, join us for a 9:30 a.m. (optional) Shabbat service in the Bet Am, led by Rabbi Goldstein. Promptly at 10:30 a.m., we will launch a stimulating panel discussion with four leading women authors, moderated by Lynn Sweet. After the Roundtable discussion, you may join one of the authors for conversation in a smaller setting while eating your boxed lunch. Participants will be able to buy the authors’ books and have them autographed. Checks are preferred payment for books but we do accept credit cards.

The 2018 Roundtable includes:

Morra Aarons-Mele, Hiding in the Bathroom - This entrepreneur who has boosted the online strategy of clients such as the Mala Fund, President Obama, the UN Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shares the insights, tricks, and knowledge she's learned. Filled with advice, exercises to help readers evaluate their own work/life fit and manage anxiety, valuable tools, and stories of countless succcessful people--entrepreneurs, academics, and novices just beginning their careers. www.Amazon.com

Dina Gold, Stolen Legacy - Author Dina Gold's grandmother Nellie Wolff told her stories of the glamorous life she had led in pre-war Berlin, and how she dreamed of reclaiming the majestic building that had housed the family business. Grandma Nellie didn't live to see the fall of the Berlin Wall, but when Germany reunified, Dina marched into a German government ministry and declared: "I've come to claim my family's building." 1HeartRadio

Anna Solomon, Leaving Lucy Pear - Anna Solomon's latest novel, Leaving Lucy Pear, delves into relations between rich and poor, Jewish and Irish, in Prohibition-era New England, around the story of a baby abandoned in a pear orchard. Solomon expertly works on a large, mesmerizing canvas, with an almost dizzying array of characters, each moving the terrific drama of the of the book.....The Boston Globe

Alexandra Zapruder, Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder FIlm - Abraham Zapruder, Alexandra's grandfather, didn't know when he ran home to grab his home movie camera on November 22, 1963, that this single spontaneous decision would change his family's life for generations to come. Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, Zapruder demonstrates how one man's unwitting moment in the spotlight shifted the way politics, culture, and media intersect, bringing about the larger social questions that define our age. MJCCA Book Festival

Lynn Sweet, who will moderate the panel of authors, is a long-time member of Temple Sinai and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. She covers the White House, Congress, and politics. She apprears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX. Sweet was a fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics and is in Northwestern University's Medill Hall of Achievement and the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. Washingtonian Magazine named Sweet one of the capital's "50 Top Journalists."

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DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS TUESDAY, February 20.

Your payment, which must be received by Tuesday, February 20, is your reservation. Cost is $28 per person for all attendees, which includes coffee and snacks before the event and a complimentary lunch.

TSWRJ's tzedakah project for this event is to collect gently used business clothes, jewelry, shoes, purses, and scarves for women and men for A Wider Circle. Bring items to the ART.

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If you wish to avoid the online service charge, you may mail a check for $28.00, payable to TSWRJ, to Helene Sacks, 4 Magnolia Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, to be received by Tuesday, February 20.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER. Please note your sandwich choice on the memo line of your check: corned beef, turkey, tuna salad, or vegetarian.

In the event of inclement weather on 2/24/18, call for a recorded message at 202-362-5787 beginning at 7:30 am. Questions? Contact Carole Brand at [email protected] or 301-657-2547.




  • When: Sat Feb. 24
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm

  • Address: 3100 Military Road, NW
    Washington DC,US 20015

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