Rabbi Jacob Kraft Educational Foundation presents Abigail Pogrebin
ABIGAIL POGREBIN is the author of the new book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, which came out in March 2017 and was featured on the Today Show and reviewed positively by David Gregory in the New York Times. She also wrote Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish for which she interviewed 62 famous Jews about their religious identity, One and the Same, about the realities of life as a twin, and Showstopper about her teenage adventure in a Broadway flop by Stephen Sondheim: “Merrily We Roll Along.” Formerly a producer for Charlie Rose at PBS and Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes, she has written for Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Forward, Tablet, and The Daily Beast. She moderates her own interview series at The JCC in Manhattan and is the current President of Central Synagogue in New York.
Journalist Abigail Pogrebin made it her mission to research, observe, and write about every Jewish holiday on the calendar -- without skipping one festival or fast. A much-expanded version of her popular series for the Forward, her new book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, chronicles what she learned and how it changed her -- as a Jew, a parent, a wife, a citizen, and a Jewish communal leader.
The program is free and open to the community.
After the lecture, there will be refreshments.