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“To save one life, is to save the whole world.” Talmud 

Jewish Federation of New Mexico

Is Pleased to Announce the Creation of: 

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FUND (JCAF)

Click here to learn more!

23
September
  • 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wednesdays @ JCC: Virtual Coffee Film Viewing & Discussion: Petting Zoo

Please join  us at Virtual Coffee  September 23, 10:30 am on Zoom to view and discuss the short film, Petting Zoo, which depicts a Rosh Hashanah family dinner in the mid 70’s reflected back by the director. We thank the Jewish Film Institute. Register Here! Questions? Email mayas@jccabq.org 

30
September
  • 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wednesdays @ JCC: Virtual Coffee Author Talk: Survivors Club

Join us Wednesday, September 30, 10:30 am on Zoom for an author talk with Michael Bornstein and his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Working from his own recollections and interviews with relatives & survivors who knew the family, Michael relates his inspirational Holocaust survival story with the help of his daughter, Debbie. Shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately […]

15
October
  • 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Rabbi Citrin – Friendship, Partnership, and Community in Jewish Life

Rabbi Citrin – Friendship, Partnership, and Community in Jewish Life Thursdays 1:30-3:00 PM October 15, 22, 29, November 5, on Zoom Join Rabbi Paul Citrin for a new class on Zoom Changes and challenges are confronting North American Jewish communities and our institutions. Young Jews tend not to affiliate or to be joiners. Anti-Semitism is […]

18
October
2020 JCC Book Fest Series Pass

The 2020 JCC Book Fest and Visiting Author Series is presented in collaboration with the the Jewish Book Council. To purchase books in advance, please visit our bookstore partners online: Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW) or Page 1 Books (5850 Eubank Blvd NE). All events will be held on Zoom. Upon registering, you will […]

18
October
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Raffi Berg | Red Sea Spies: The True Story of the Mossad’s Fake Diving Resort

Virtual Author Event. Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. This event is presented in collaboration with the the Jewish Book Council. Raffi will present his book and answer questions. To purchase books in advance, our bookstore partners online: Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW) and Page 1 Books (5850 […]

20
October
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rachel Beanland | Florence Adler Swims Forever

Rachel Beanland | Florence Adler Swims Forever Virtual Author Event. Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. Set in Atlantic City in 1934, “Florence Adler Swims Forever” tells the story of a Jewish family struggling to conceal the drowning of a cherished daughter for fear that her pregnant sister, Fannie, […]

22
October
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Yousef Bashir | The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine

Virtual Author Event. Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. A Palestinian-American activist recalls his adolescence in Gaza during the Second Intifada, and how he made a strong commitment to peace in the face of devastating brutality in this moving, candid, and transformative memoir that reminds us of the importance of […]

25
October
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Meg Waite Clayton | The Last Train to London

Virtual Author Event. Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Exiles conjures her best novel yet, a pre-World War II-era story with the emotional resonance of Orphan Train and All the Light We Cannot See, centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe—and one brave woman […]

27
October
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rachel Barenbaum | A Bend in the Stars

Virtual Author Event. Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. All the Light We Cannot See meets The Nightingale in this literary WWI-era novel and epic love story of a brilliant young doctor who races against Einstein to solve one of the universe’s great mysteries. Grounded in real history — and inspired by the […]

29
October
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Alexandra Silber | White Hot Grief Parade

Virtual Author Event. Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. A powerful and luminous story of grief and coming-of-age and a beautiful tribute to the relationship between a father and daughter.  Alexandra “Al” Silber seems to have everything: brilliance, beauty, and talent in spades. But when her beloved father dies after […]

1
November
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Anna Solomon | The Book of V.

Virtual Author Event. Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. “The engrossing, highly readable, darkly sexy third novel by Anna Solomon…The Book of V. is a meditation on female power and powerlessness, the stories told about women and the ones we tell about and to ourselves.”―The New York Times Book Review.  For […]

4
November
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Esther Safran Foer | I Want You to Know We’re Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir

Virtual Author Event. Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. “Esther Safran Foer is a force of nature: a leader of the Jewish people, the matriarch of America’s leading literary family (her son Jonathan Safran Foer authored Everything Is Illuminated), an eloquent defender of the proposition that memory matters. And now, […]