York JCC celebrates Jewish Book Month with local authors brunch

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From left, Tina Kane, Marvin Simkins, Robin Spielberg and Judy Wolfman will participate in a panel discussion at the York JCC this month. (Submitted photos)

Celebrate Jewish Book Month and knock out holiday shopping at the same time — the York Jewish Community Center will host a “Thanksgivukkah” brunch with local authors at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.

Local writer Georg Sheets will facilitate a panel discussion with four local authors:

  • Tina Kane, Windsor Township author of “Your Life Is My Inspiration,” memoirs of her mother’s life as Ukraine immigrant
  • Marvin Simkins, York Township author of “The Best 90-Plus Years of My Life,” a memoir of his time serving in World War II and after

  • Robin Spielberg, a New Freedom author of “Naked On the Bench,” a memoir of her career and life as a pianist and composer
  • Judy Wolfman, a Springettsbury Township author of “Not My Time,” a part-fiction, part-biography based on the life of former Yorker and Holocaust survivor Nessy Marks

The authors will be available to sign their books after the discussion, as well. Reservations for the $10 catered brunch, due by Nov. 18, can be made by calling the York JCC at 717-843-0918.

After the brunch on Nov. 24, a free book fair will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. at the JCC, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York Township.

“It’s the JCC’s Chanukah gift to the community,” said Linda Seligson, cultural and contemporary adult director, in a release. “We have hundreds of wonderful books in a variety of genres ranging from cheery children’s tales through volumes about the Holocaust.”

About Sarah Chain

I'm an avid reader and book lover living and working in downtown York. Follow me on Twitter at @sarahEchain.
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