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Issue No. 27, March 2017
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Greetings, everyone:

It has been a whirlwind of a March for us, with so many wonderful happenings surrounding the publication of Abigail Pogrebin's My Jewish Year. We're mindful, though, of how rapidly Passover is approaching. To that end, we were thrilled to see librarian Minna Siegel recommend My Jewish Year as a new book to know about for the holiday.

Indeed, the multi-faceted Passover sections of the book reflect an array of perspectives filtered through Abby's experiences and explorations. Take a look at these two excerpts recently made available: Kveller.com's "How to Captivate Kids at the Seder—From Songs to Art to Debates," in which Abby shares some tried-and-true strategies from her own Seder table; and then, Abby's reflections on her "Feminist Seder" experiences, available on the JWI website. 

As always, we invite you to keep in touch with us between newsletters by clicking any of the buttons above to "like" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and/or discover fresh content on our website. (If you have received this newsletter because someone has forwarded it to you, please be sure to subscribe for updates yourself.)

Thanks so much—and happiest Passover wishes to you and yours.

—Erika Dreifus, Media Editor

It Happened This Week
In case you missed it—you can still catch this lively discussion of MY JEWISH YEAR featuring author Abigail Pogrebin in conversation with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

We are immensely grateful to The Jewish Theological Seminary for hosting this marvelous event on March 27 in New York.
Meet Abigail Pogrebin—and/or Invite Her to Join Your Book-Group Discussion!


 
Abigail Pogrebin is one energetic author. She has been on the road meeting with readers even before the official publication date for My Jewish Year—and she has multiple appearances booked (in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and well beyond the tri-state area) over the next weeks and months. We are continually updating this information on our Events Calendar—please take a look.

New this month on our site: information for book clubs and groups that might wish to invite Abby to join in their discussions by phone/Skype. Also there: a set of downloadable questions to help your group kick off its conversation. And if that's not enough—say, for instance, you'd appreciate some specially selected recipes to prepare ahead of your meeting—the Jewish Book Council has compiled another resource kit for My Jewish Year that you're encouraged to consult.

However you connect with Abby, please share your photos/posts with us. Tag us on Facebook or Twitter (@FigTreeBks). And we love to see the hashtag #MyJewishYear. 
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