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A Journey through the Jewish Calendar: In Conversation with Abigail Pogrebin (Virtual)

October 24, 2022 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

It’s a new year, and there are so many ways to find meaning and inspiration in the Jewish calendar! That’s exactly what Abigail Pogrebin did when her curiosity around Jewish holidays (and what had kept them vibrant over hundreds of years!) led her to spend a whole year researching, observing, and celebrating 18 different Jewish holidays — many of which she’d never heard of! The result of that journey is the book “My Jewish Year,” a funny and profound exploration around Jewish rituals and the entire Jewish calendar.

Join us for a spirited discussion with author Abigail Pogrebin, facilitated by alumna and Chicago’s new Director of Community Engagement, Emily Achler, who also co-created HMI’s national book club in 2020. Alumni who register for this program will get a FREE copy of Abigail’s book! Anyone interested in starting a book club in their community will also receive an HMI toolkit and local support in getting things off the ground!

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October 24, 2022
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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