For more than a half century, John Lithgow has been delighting audiences on stage, in movies and on television. In a lively discussion, with Peter Gourevitch, distinguished professor emeritus of political science at UC San Diego, Lithgow will reflect on the roles that have shaped his career and influenced the larger culture from his star turn in “The World According to Garp” to his SAG-award-winning role as Winston Churchill in the Netflix original series “The Crown.”
Dr. Edith Eva Eger lives in La Jolla, CA. Edith Eva Eger was taken to Auschwitz when she was only 16. She was forced to dance for Dr Mengele, the man who had ordered her parents’ death. She became a clinical psychologist specializing in treating patients suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Dr Eger works with the US military, victims of domestic abuse, and is a motivational public speaker at schools and universities.
“The Choice: Embrace the Possible” is a powerful, moving memoir—and a practical guide to healing—written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds.
Honored with more than 40 BMI, and 11 Billboard #1 awards, Steve Dorff’s many songs have been sung by some of the greatest artists of our time—Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, George Strait, Vanessa Williams and countless others. Temple Adat Shalom is proud to host this concert and invites budding songwriters, singers, performers, listeners, collaborators and audio enthusiasts sharing a common love—music—to join us! Proceeds benefit charitable programs sponsored by Temple Adat Shalom.
Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, MGSDII visiting professor at SDSU, is one of the most powerful women in Israeli cinema. She has been a writer on several television series, directed documentaries and also served as a script editor on two series. She is well known in Israel for the drama “A Touch Away” and the documentary, “A Place Under the Sun.” She was Editor-in-Chief at Keter Publishing House, one of the largest publishers in Israel, and has edited books by celebrated writers, including Amoz Oz, Shemi Zarhin, and Nava Semel.
Jamie Bernstein the oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th century’s most revered musicians, offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth. Chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, composer of West Side Story, Candide, On the Waterfront, and On the Town, Renaissance artist in a variety of musical forms, humanitarian and all-around celebrity, he held court with everyone from the Kennedys to the Black Panthers to John Lennon. In this intimate portrait of a complicated and occasionally tormented artist and father, Jamie Bernstein—a celebrated concert narrator, broadcaster, journalist, poet, and radio producer/host in her own right—tells a great American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age.
“In the year of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, with its worldwide celebrations, this book is a startling inside view…a story of encompassing family love, Jewish-American style, with all its glories and corrosions.” –The New Yorker
Join Pulitzer finalist Nathan Englander (Dinner at the Center of the Earth, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) for Shabbat dinner and conversation about his best work yet—a brilliant satire, reminiscent of early Philip Roth, about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his dead father. Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. Larry refuses—thus imperiling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease his family, he hires a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest. For full menu visit sdcjc.org.