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November 7, 2002

Eat, Read and Meet Gary

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The following events are part of The Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys' Jewish Book Festival.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.: A luncheon with cookbook author Sheilah Kaufman ("Simply Irresistible"). The event will take place at a private home in Claremont. $36; reservations required.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.: Naomi Howland will discuss her new book, "The Matzah Man," at Borders, 5055 S. Plaza Lane, Montclair. Free.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.: Dora Levy Mossanen will discuss her book, "Harem," at Borders, 475 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Free.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m.: Sharon Boorstin will discuss her memoir, "Let Us Eat Cake -- Adventures in Food and Friendship." The event will take place in a private home in Upland. Free. Reservations are required.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.: Memory expert Dr. Gary Small will discuss his book, "The Memory Bible," at Congregation Shaarei Torah, 550 S. Second Ave., Arcadia. Free.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.: Shimon Camiel will discuss his book, "The Outhouse Wars" at Temple Shalom of Ontario, 963 W. Sixth St., Ontario. Free

Sunday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m.: Jacqueline Bassan will discuss "From Shul to Cool." The event will take place at a private home in Pasadena. $5. Reservations are required.

Monday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.: Spencer Nadler will discuss his work, "The Language of Cells" at Temple Beth David, 9677 E. Longden, Temple City. Free

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m.: Merrill Joan Gerber will discuss her newest novel, "Anna in the Afterlife" at Pasadena Temple and Jewish Center, 1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. $5.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.: Howard Blum will discuss his new book, "The Brigade" at Temple Ami Shalom, 3508 E. Temple Way, West Covina. Free

Thursday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m.: Rabbi Perry Netter will discuss his work, "Divorce Is a Mitzvah," at a private home in Arcadia. Free. Reservations are required.

Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.: Lee Cohen will discuss "The Children of Willesden Lane" at Temple Ami Shalom, 3508 E. Temple Way, West Covina. The event begins with Havdalah Service. Free.

Sunday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.: Rochelle Krich will discuss her latest mystery, "Blues in the Night," at Temple Shalom Whittier, 14564 Hawes St., Whittier. Free.

Literary Library Fun

The following are upcoming events sponsored by The Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles, 6006 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. All events will be held at the library unless noted otherwise. For more information, call (323) 761-8644 or visit www.jclla.org.

Sundays are for Stories

Family Activities:

Sunday, Nov. 10, 3-4 p.m.: "Punch & Judaism: Stories from Torah to Today" with puppeteer and storyteller Marilyn Price.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 3-4 p.m.; Meet Chana Sharfstein, author of "The Little Leaf."

Sunday, Nov. 24 1-4 p.m. "One People, Many Stories" A special family event at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. "One People, Many Stories" is a public radio production of the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles.

Storytime Programs for Families

Mondays-Nov. 11,18,25 from 2:10-2:30 p.m.: Teeny Weeny Stories for babies, newborns-24 months.

Wednesdays-Nov. 13, 20, 27 from 2:10-2:30 p.m.: Toddler Time Tales for kids 3-5 with puppets and songs.

Adult Lecture Series

Nov. 18, 7 p.m.: Lecture and book signing by Jennifer Felicia Abadi author of "A Fistful of Lentils."

Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.-noon: Cooking demonstration of Syrian Jewish culinary tradition.

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