We invite the community to join with us in reading and discussing The Plot Against America by Philip Roth and participating in the many events taking place in the Bay Area through June 2019. Events will be listed here on an ongoing basis, so be sure to visit this page soon for new information!
Philip Roth: Unmasked
Thursday, October 11, 7PM
Made by Livia Manera and William Karel for the PBS American Masters series, this 83-minute documentary film is primarily an opportunity to hear Philip Roth reflect on his own life and writing career. Interviews with Roth are interspersed with commentary from Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Franzen, Nathan Englander, and others.
Reflecting on Philip Roth's Complicated Legacy
Thursday, November 15, 7PM
Incorporating texts from Philip Roth and from critics, we will examine some of the issues that have made Roth a controversial figure, subject to accusations of misogyny and of projecting a warped picture of American Jewry.
Discussion will be facilitated by Program Coordinator Noa Albaum and Library Director Howard Freedman.
Drop-In Book Club: The Plot Against America
Sunday, December 2, 2PM
This year’s One Bay One Book selection, Roth’s stirring 2004 work of counterfactual historical fiction, depicts the impact on a New Jersey Jewish family of Charles Lindbergh’s defeat of Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election. Led by Jim Van Buskirk.
EVENTS IN THE
Hadassah, Berkeley Chapter Thursday, October 17 Contact Lisa Brinner for more information
Congregation Sherith Israel Monday, November 26 Contact Julie House
Drop-In Book Club at the Jewish Community Library Sunday, December 2, 2:00 PM Contact Noa Albaum
Congregation B'nai Emunah Sunday, December 9 Contact Bonnie Lindauer
Coastside Jewish Community Wednesday, December 12 Contact Leslie Deman
Jewish American Fiction Book Club Wednesday, January 9 Contact Davo Knepler
Women of Rodef Sholom Wednesday, January 16 Contact Alice Miller
San Francisco JCC Friday, February 22 Contact Shiva Schulz
Or Shalom Jewish Community Friday, February 22 Contact Rachelle Resnick
Congregation Shir Hadash Sunday, March 17 Contact Diane Goldman
Peninsula JCC Tuesday, March 26 Contact Stephanie Levin
Temple Beth El of Aptos Tuesday, October 16 Contact Lee Jaffe
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