TIC Talks 2023-2024

Join as we hear from authors and discuss newly published contemporary Jewish books. Sponsored in part by The Jewish Book Council and TIC Sisterhood.

Find more information and Zoom links in the weekly community email. Not a member? Email Yael Slonim, Executive Director, for more information.

New! Kid’s TIC Talk on February 11!

All of our TIC Talk books are now available for purchase with a 10% discount at Bronx River Books in store or online. Check out our designated web page.

The Marriage Box by Corie Adjmi

Sunday, October 22 at 10:30 am in person
Join us for a bagel brunch with Corie Adjmi who will discuss her book The Marriage Box, the story of Casey Cohen, a 16 year old Middle Eastern Jew, living in New Orleans in the 1970s when her parents turn her whole world upside down by deciding to return to their roots, the Orthodox Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. Can Casey integrate these two opposing worlds, or will she have to leave one behind in order to find her way?

Biblical Women Speak: Hearing Their Voices through New and Ancient Midrash by Rabbi Marla J. Feldman

Sunday, November 19 at 10:30 am in person
Co-sponsored with Sisterhood
Join us for a bagel brunch with Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, who will discuss her book Biblical Women Speak: Hearing Their Voices through New and Ancient Midrash.

What were biblical women thinking and doing when the men around them received all the attention and glory? Biblical Women Speak employs midrash (interpretative techniques) to discover ten biblical women’s stories from a female point of view and provide insights beyond how ancient male scholars viewed them.

Once We Were Home by Jennifer Rosner

Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm by Zoom
Jennifer Rosner will discuss her book, Once We Were Home, which reveals a little-known true story of the fate of children hidden by non-Jews during WWII. This heart-wrenching novel raises questions of complicity and responsibility, belonging and identity, good intentions and unforeseen consequences, as it confronts what it really means to find home.

Muppets in Moscow by Natasha Lance Rogoff

Wednesday, January 10 at 7:00 pm by Zoom
In Muppets in Moscow: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia television producer and filmmaker Natasha Lance Rogoff recounts her mission to bring Sesame Street to Russian audiences. The resulting tale is one of perseverance and creativity that illuminates how even the most disparate cultures and perspectives can find common ground.

A Daughter’s Kaddish, My Year of Grief, Devotion, and Healing by Sarah Birnbach

Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 pm by Zoom
Join Sarah Birnback to discuss her new book, A Daughter’s Kaddish, recounting Sarah’s year-long odyssey to persevere through an unfamiliar world of Jewish prayer. To honor her beloved father, Sarah commits to reciting the Mourner’s Kaddish twice a day in synagogue for eleven months—despite her father’s initial request that she hire someone male to do so.

The Museum Of Lost Teeth by Elyssa Fredland and Gladys Jose

Kid’s TIC Talk!

Sunday, February 11 from 12:45-1:30 pm in person
Bring your Chalutzim’s (K-2nd) for a reading and book talk by Elyssa Fredland who will be reading her book The Museum Of Lost Teeth.

Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night by Lisa Belkin

Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 pm in person
Lisa Belkin will discuss her book Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night, a multigenerational tale of three families whose paths collide one summer night in 1960 with the murder of a police officer. Belkin examines the coincidences and choices that led these immigrant families to that fateful night. The result is a brilliantly researched, narratively ingenious story, which illuminates how we shape history even as we are shaped by it.

Street Corner Dreams by Florence Kraut

Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm in person
Florence Kraut will discuss her book Street Corner Dreams. Just before WWI, Golda comes to America yearning for independence, but she tosses aside her dreams of freedom and marries her widowed brother-in-law after her sister dies giving birth to their son, Morty. Street Corner Dreams is an exploration of a timeless question: how much do we owe the families that have sacrificed for and shaped us—and does that debt outweigh what we owe ourselves and our own hopes and dreams for a better life?