2019-20 Author Forum


Rabbi Richard Agler*

2:00 pm  |  Dec 15

The Tragedy Test – When Rabbi Richard Agler’s twenty-six-year-old daughter Talia was struck and killed by a motor vehicle, his understanding of tragedy failed him. This book is an account of a journey, one he had no choice but to take, leading from unimaginable grief to recovery.   




Yousef Bashir

7:30 pm  |  March 24, 2020

The Words of my Father – Bashir is a Palestinian-American from the Gaza Strip. He earned a BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University and an MA in Co-existence and Conflict from Brandeis University. Bashir has worked on Capitol Hill, and served as a member of the Palestinian Diplomatic Delegation to the US. He is an accomplished author, a vigorous advocate of Israeli-Palestinian peace, and much sought-after public speaker.