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I, along with other contributors to JEWISH NOIR II (available Aug. 23) will be on a panel Zoom presentation sponsored by the Center for Jewish History, Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 pm ET.


Jewish Noir II: Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds – Live on Zoom

A Panel of Editors and Authors

Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 pm ET

Jewish Noir II: Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds is a new collection of short stories by Jewish and non-Jewish writers, including numerous award-winning authors, exploring the light and dark sides of religion and culture, examining such issues as the enduring legacy of negative stereotypes amid rising anti-Semitism, prejudice, assimilation, and questions of regional, national, and ethnic identity.

Co-editors Chantelle Aimée Osman and Kenneth Wishnia as well as contributors Maria Bivens-Smith, Robin Hemley, Rabbi Ilene Schneider, and Xu Xi will be in conversation with Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager for Public Services at the Center for Jewish History.

Program registrants will receive a code for 20% off the cost of the book.

Tickets: Pay what you wish; register at for a Zoom link

Presented by Center for Jewish History