Sunday, October 18 · 11am
Boys to Men · A Two Author Event
$10 Florida Series
Michael Ian Black A Better Man: A (Mostly) Serious Letter to My Son
In Michael Ian Black’s inspiring and deeply personal book, this comedian, actor, and father gets (mostly) serious about the trouble with masculinity. In the form of a heartfelt letter to his college-bound son, he reveals his own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage caused by the expectations placed on boys to “man up” and searches for the best way to help his son become part of the solution, not the problem. Part memoir, part advice book, Black delivers a poignant answer to an urgent question: How can we be, and raise, better men? A Better Man is for parents but also for everyone navigating the complex gender issues of our time.
Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, writer of award-winning books for children and adults, and stand-up comedian. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children. 141
Cleo Stiller Modern Manhood
Journalist Cleo Stiller’s fun(ny) and informative collection of advice and perspectives about what it means to be a good guy in the era of #MeToo uses conversations that real men and women are having with their friends, their dates, their family, and themselves. Free of judgment, preaching and sugarcoating, Modern Manhood is engaging and provocative, and ultimately a great resource for gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be a genuinely good man today.
Cleo Stiller is an award-winning journalist, speaker and television host. She speaks around the country about her work and social impact, most recently at New York University Global Affairs: Women’s Global Health Conference.
Executive Committee: Nadine Barocas, Carole Bernstein, Shani Brenner, Renee Greenstein, Elaine Katz, Anne Sheldon, Susan Spatzer
Director of Literary & Performing Arts: Marcy Levitt
Keith Ginsburg, JCC Board Chair
Dan Horwitz, Chief Executive Officer
Irene Tzanani, Assistant Executive Director
Suzy Breitner, Director of Visual Arts
Ann Horenstein, Executive Assistant/Neshama Director
The 40th Annual Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival has been made possible through the generous support of: Baron Estate Sales; City of Coral Gables; In Memory of Hillelene Lustig; Israel, Rose, Henry and Robert Weiner Charitable Foundation, Inc. in Memory of Hermine Wiener; JCC Neshama Society; The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami; The Zelda and John Schwebel Family Foundation in Memory of John M. Schwebel and an Anonymous sponsor. The Jewish Book Festival and Cultural Arts programs are also made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
We would like to thank our Community Partners: Ahavat Olam; Beth David Congregation; Bet Shira Congregation; Books&Books; CAJE - Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education Florence Melton Adult Mini-School; Chabad of Kendall & Pinecrest; Consulate General of Israel; Jewish Community Services of South Florida; Miami-Dade County Public Schools Div. of Social Science;Temple Beth Am; Temple Beth Or; Temple Judea; Young Israel of Kendall. Many of the author appearances are arranged through the Jewish Book Council’s Jewish Book Network, of which the Alper JCC is a member.
The Dave and Mary Alper JCC thanks the co-sponsoring organizations for their participation in the 40th Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival. Co-sponsorship does not imply the endorsement of opinions expressed by the guest authors. All opinions and ideas expressed by the authors are solely their own and do not express the positions or opinions of the Dave and Mary Alper JCC leadership, Book Festival Committee, staff or the co-sponsoring agencies. The Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center on The Jay Morton-Levinthal Campus is a beneficiary agency of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, United Way of MiamiDade County and a member agency of the JCC Association.
How to help support the Jewish Book Festival:
October Pass: $75 for all requested Book Events for the month of October - one link per household. Pre-registration required.
Literary Friend Pass: $180 for all requested Book Events – one link per household. There are 35 book events with 50+ authors through May, 2021 (excluding Book & Ticket Programs). Pre-registration required.
Neshama: $1,000 for membership in the Alper JCC’s Neshama Women’s Giving Circle, which supports all of our cultural arts presentations throughout the year. Neshama members will receive links to all selected virtual book events including one copy of either Jodi Picoult or Deepak Chopra book. They will receive extra perks including preferred seating to all live performances, opening receptions and other special Neshama events when we are able to gather together again. For info please email Ann Horenstein firstname.lastname@example.org.
October Pass - $75 | Literary Friend Pass - $180 | Neshama - $1,000
For information on how you can support the Annual Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival, please call 305.271.9000 x269 or email email@example.com