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Join the Boulder JCC for a Day Celebrating Literature and Learning

    

LOCAL AUTHORS/LOCAL STORIES

Join the Boulder JCC for a day celebrating literature and learning

Enjoy talks by local authors, two special film screenings with local connections, a family story walk, and the Boulder JCC’s Library Dedication.

Sunday, June 10, 1-4 pm/Film at 4 at 7 pm*

No charge for admission; registration required CLICK HERE

Author Open House 1 – 1:30 pm

Library Dedication Ceremony at 1:30 pm

Story Walk at 3 pm – best suited for families with children 8 and under

*4 and 7 pm: Stay and watch a new documentary by Su Goldfish, an Australian filmmaker whose search for her lost family leads her to Boulder Jewish community members Marilyn and Jerry Pinsker.

LOCAL AUTHOR SCHEDULE

  • Sue Baer and Jane Stein / “Just Elliot” / 2:15 pm
  • Rabbi Jamie Korngold / “Sadie’s Snowy Tu B’Shevat”/ 2:15 pm
  • Gordon Gamm / “The Book of Nones”/ 2:15 pm
  • In Search of MLK – A Family Journey to Lithuania,” screening with Rabbi Marc Soloway / 2:15 pm
  • Bob Litwin / “Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion’s Guide to Lasting Change”/ 3 pm
  • Don Koplen / “Jewboy of the South”/ 3 pm
  • The Last Goldfish” screening with director Su Goldfish in person/4 pm and 7 pm

Sue Baer and Jane Stein: Just Elliot is a simple but groundbreaking story about a six-year-old boy with autism attempting to explain the challenges of his life on the spectrum.

Rabbi Jamie Korngold: Sadie learns why the tree-planting holiday is celebrated in winter and finds her own special ways to celebrate it in Sadie’s Snowy Tu B’Shevat.”

Gordon Gamm: The Book of Nones – a treatise on humanism written under the pseudonym Nature’s God – is about how religion affects our lives and society.

Rabbi Marc Soloway: A family pilgrimage becomes the opportunity for on screen reflection in In Search of MLK – A Family Journey to Lithuania

Bob Litwin, Live the Best Story of Your Life

Bob Litwin: A result of thousands of hours of research from the best minds in the field of human potential, Live the Best Story of Your Life harnesses the power of your personal story and provides a guide to creating positive shifts in any area of your life.

Don Koplen: Written in the first person, Jewboy of the South” is a captivating, entertaining, and often uproarious novel about a teenager who rebels against bigotry in 1960s Virginia.

Su Goldfish: A daughter’s search for her lost family stretches from Australia to Trinidad and North America to WW2 Germany – and to Boulder – in The Last Goldfish.” With Su Goldfish in person.

Special Film Screening

 “THE LAST GOLDFISH

With Director Su Goldfish in Person

Sunday, June 10 at 4:00 and 7:00 pm

At the Boulder JCC

Manfred Goldfish tried to suppress the trauma that made him a refugee in 1939. When his filmmaker daughter unearths her father’s extraordinary story, she also discovers where she belongs.

Su Goldfish was raised in Trinidad, but moved to Australia when she was thirteen, following an attempted military coup. As a child, Su didn’t realize she was white. As an adult, she finds a new family in Sydney’s queer community, learns she is Jewish – and that she has half-siblings on the other side of the world. The search eventually leads her to Boulder and Marilyn Pinsker.

Told through a personal archive stretching across a century, this search for one lost family reveals the repercussions of forced migration across generations.

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Director of Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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