[IN PERSON] Shabbat Shabbang: Books That Changed My Life: The Jewish Bookshelf*

[IN PERSON] Shabbat Shabbang: Books That Changed My Life: The Jewish Bookshelf*

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When you're part of "the people of the book," how can you choose only one Jewish book that changed your life? Explore and imaginatively build your own Jewish bookshelf with the classics, contemporary masterpieces, and perhaps some newer additions for your "to read" shelf. This session, led by Rabbi Yael Rapport, will include some study, some discussion, and much debate over dinner! Presented in partnership with the JCC’s Books That Changed My Life Festival.


It starts with rituals and appetizers. It continues with a choice of fascinating programs paired with a dairy meal and seasonal wines. We reconvene for desserts and coffee. Your weekend has not just begun. It's kicked off—with a shabbang.

Pre-registration is required. This event is for adults and teens age 17 and older.

 This program is part of the Books That Changed My Life Festival, a new initiative that celebrates the transformational role books play in our lives through a two-month celebration of literature and culture. Click here to learn more.

Shop the festival books with our partner, Books Are Magic, a family-owned independent bookstore in Brooklyn, committed to being a welcoming, friendly, and inclusive space for all people.

Books That Changed My Life Festival is made possible thanks to The Harold Anfang Foundation and the Israel Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel New York.

Gallery exhibits and programs are made possible with the generous support of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the generosity of individual donors.


Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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