MOMENT MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER BOOK FESTIVAL IN MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Washington DC—July 30, 2020--Moment Magazine is proud to announce the launch of the annual Martha’s Vineyard Jewish Book Festival celebrating authors whose books illuminate the Jewish world and beyond, in partnership with the Chilmark Library and the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center. This year’s Festival will be held August 25-29 in a virtual format.
The festival will open Tuesday, August 25 at 4:30 p.m. ET with “The March Continues: The Message of Civil Rights Pioneers Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and What It Means For Our Time” with Susannah Heschel, professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and Rich Michelson, author of As Good As Anybody, the story of the friendship about the friendship between two icons of social justice.
On Wednesday, August 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET Moment-editor-in-chief and award-winning journalist Nadine Epstein will share reflections about her friend and mentor Elie Wiesel in “A Moment of Inspiration: Lessons for Today from Elie Wiesel.” Epstein will also discuss her book, Elie Wiesel: An Extraordinary Life and Legacy.
On Thursday, August 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET poet and journalist Aimee Ginsburg Bikel will present “Theodore Bikel: Love, Laughter and Tears.” She will speak about her husband’s life and legacy and discuss her award-winning book, Theodore Bikel’s The City of Light.
The festival finale will take place on Saturday, August 29 at 4:30 p.m. ET with former New Yorker Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff. In “Bob Mankoff: Stand Up for Cartoons,” he will unravel the mysteries of Jewish humor and share favorite cartoons from his career and award-winning book, Have I Got A Cartoon For You! The Moment Magazine Book of Jewish Cartoons.
“Moment is delighted to partner with these two venerable Vineyard institutions to launch this exciting festival,” says Moment editor-in-chief Epstein. Moment Magazine (momentmag.com) has been America’s premier Jewish magazine since 1975.
The Chilmark Free Public Library (chilmarklibrary.org) has served Martha’s Vineyard for 124 years. The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center (mvhc.us) is celebrating 75 years on the island.
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