2018-11-07 / Voice at the Shore

Margate JCC to host 3 great authors

Mark your calendar! You won’t want to miss hearing three Jewish authors who will be speaking this month at the Katz JCC in Margate. The speakers are part of a newly inaugurated Jewish Author Series at the JCC. That series began last month with a program featuring Martin Fletcher, an NBC correspondent who has written several works of fiction and nonfiction.

The series continues on Wednesday, Nov. 7, with Ann Huber, author of the memoir “Lost and Found: Surviving Displacement, Finding Love, Uncovering Secrets.” Born in Romania shortly after WWII, Huber and her family fled to Israel, then to Canada, and finally the United States. Her memoir recounts her experience of dealing with losses and secrets and finding love. It also paints a vivid yet personal picture of the Holocaust’s impact on European Jews.

“Ann Huber’s memoir is a historical document with firsthand impressions and experiences that provide a true picture of the impact of the Holocaust on European Jews,” according to author Deborah Nolan. “It is a remarkable and heart-felt account of the last century from the singular perspective of someone whose life was so impacted by the Holocaust and the Jewish experience.”

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, Gerri Chanel, a journalist and professor at the City University of New York, will talk about her book, “Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis.” Chanel’s carefully researched book is a suspenseful narrative that tells the story of how the Louvre’s staff fought to keep its treasures out of Nazi hands, many risking their jobs and their lives to protect the country’s artistic heritage.

The series concludes on Monday, Nov. 19, with author Jamie Bernstein, daughter of composer Leonard Bernstein, who recently published the memoir “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein.” Her memoir offers a rare look at Leonard Bernstein, the fabulously famous and esteemed composer of “West Side Story” and conductor of the New York Philharmonic. The book, which reveals his complexities and idiosyncrasies as well as his genius, has a cast of characters that includes the Kennedys, Mike Nichols, John Lennon, Richard Avedon, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, and Lauren Bacall.

All book series programs include light refreshments and coffee. Each program costs $10 for members and $12 for guests a week in advance; after that, the price is $12 for members and $14 for guests.

To register, please call (609) 822-1167.

For more information, contact Josh Cutler at jcutler@- jccatlantic.org or (609) 822- 1167, ext. 138.s

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