This season of Conversations we are offering...

January 25 & 26 - Lauren Belfer

"And After the Fire"

This powerful and passionate novel—inspired by historical events—tells the story of two Jewish women, one European living in 18th century Berlin and one in present day America, and the mysterious choral masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that could change the course of their lives and the course of history.

March 1 & 2 - Irina Reyn

"The Imperial Wife"

Pulling back the curtain on the politics and high drama in the Sotheby's and Christie's art worlds, this novel follows the lives of two women -- one in contemporary New York City and the other in eighteenth-century Russia as they are both impacted by a priceless artifact. The book tackles issues of female ambition today and in the past.


Conversations with Jewish Women Writers is an innovative, thought-provoking book and author series providing a unique opportunity to experience an intimate conversation with authors.


This program of the Friedman CJE is presented in partnership with the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. 

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