October 29, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Please join us on Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Millstone Sanctuary to hear author Abigail Pogregin speak about her most recent book, My Jewish Year 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew. In the book, she explores the traditions and rituals behind many Jewish holidays. After a Pew Research Center study revealed that most Jews don’t find their connection in Judaism, Abigail set out to discover the reason why. My Jewish Year provides a relatable insight and a trove of information as readers move through milestones in the Jewish calendar. She wanted to understand what had kept the “oldest traditions vibrant and the more-recently added holidays urgent.”
This program will serve as the kick-off to our yearlong exploration of how Judaism is actually lived in 21st Century America.
ABIGAIL POGREBIN is the author of the My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew – a much-expanded chronicle of her popular column for the Forward, for which she spent 12 months researching and observing every holiday in the Jewish calendar.
Pogrebin is also the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish and One and the Same which delved into every aspect of growing up as a twin. Abigail was formerly a broadcast producer for Fred Friendly, Charlie Rose and Bill Moyers at PBS, then for Ed Bradley and Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes. She has been published in many magazines and newspapers including Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Forward, Tablet, and The Daily Beast. She Pogrebin lives in Manhattan and is currently the President of Central Synagogue.