SJCC Talks

The SJCC Cultural Arts Department welcomes noted speakers on a variety of topics during our season. Previous speakers include Broadway and Hollywood composer Marvin Hamlisch, former Seattle Symphony conductor Gerard Schwarz, Millie Perkins, star of George Stevens’ acclaimed 1959 film, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” and many more!

Upcoming Talks

Kertzer Brothers: David and Jon in Conversation

kertzer-webThursday, May 11 | 7:30 p.m.
$15 | $10 SJCC members, seniors, students, youth
Book sales and signing at the event

Author David Kertzer talks about his work in a conversation moderated by his Seattle-based brother, Jon Kertzer, a Seattle music luminary, scholar, and KEXP/KBCS radio host.

The brothers will discuss David’s Pulitzer-winning biography “The Pope and Mussolini,” as well as “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara,” a National Book Award finalist in 1997 that’s being adapted by Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg for 2017 film release, starring Mark Rylance.

Daughters of Iraq

daughters-iraq-webSunday, May 21 | 2 p.m.
$12 | $8 SJCC members, seniors, students, youth
Book sales and signing at the event

A talk about the forgotten women of Iraq and Iraq’s Jewish community based on Revital Shiri-Horwitz’s novel “Bat Iraq,” about her family’s immigration from Iraq to Israel in the early ’50s. The book’s characters are predominantly women – strong, intelligent, creative and life-savers.

Shiri-Horowitz was born and raised in Israel, lives in Seattle. she has been married for over twenty years and is a proud mother of four boys. She writes poetry and a blog for the newspaper Haaretz. Book sales and signing at the event.

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