WHC Announces Lifelong Learning Lectures for 2022-2023

At WHC, learning never stops! To help facilitate this core value, our staff and clergy teams have been hard at work over the summer to put together a wide array of thought-provoking lectures and featured speakers for the upcoming programming year.

The cornerstone of this commitment to lifelong learning is our Amram Scholar Series, which dates back nearly six decades.

2022-2023 Amram Scholar Series Schedule

Author NameBook TitleDateTimeLocation
Amram Scholar Series Presents: Letty Pogrebin*Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy10/23/202210:30 amTemple
Amram Scholar Series Presents: Debby Applegate*Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age11/20/202210:30 amTemple
Amram Scholar Series Presents: Brad Snyder*Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court, and the Making of the Liberal Establishment12/11/202210:30 amTemple
Amram Scholar Series Presents: Graciela Mochkofsky*The Prophet of Andes: An Unlikely Journey to the Promised Land1/8/202310:30 amTemple
Amram Scholar Series Presents: Jeff NussbaumUndelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches that Wold Have Rewritten History2/26/202310:30 amTemple
Amram Scholar Series Presents: Martin Indyk*Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy3/26/202310:30 amTemple
Andrew Lawler*Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World's Most Contested City4/16/202310:30 amTemple
Sharona Hoffman^*Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow5/7/202310:30 amTemple
^ Presented in partnership with WHC's Edlavitch Tyser Family Relations Forum
* Presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council

In addition, we are pleased to welcome a variety of authors throughout the year through programs with many of our auxiliary groups, our Edlavitch Tyser Family Relations Forum, our Religious School and ECCs, and more!

2022-2023 Author Talk Schedule

AuthorBook TitleDateTimeLocationPresented By
Women of WHC Present: Lisa BarrWoman on Fire9/20/202212:00 pmOnlineWomen of WHC
Rachel BarenbaumAtomic Anna10/21/202211:00 amOnlineEmptyNesters
Shannon SarnaModern Jewish Comfort Food: 100 Fresh Recipes for Classic Dishes from Kugel to Kreplach10/30/20225:00 pmJBSCWomen of WHC
Julie Anna BlankHanukkah in Little Havana11/13/20229:45 amJBSCEdlavitch Tyser Family Relations Forum
Eileen PollackMaybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kid of Woman11/29/202212:00 pmOnlineWomen of WHC
Maggie AntonThe Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith, and the Talmud12/2/202211:00 amOnlineEmptyNesters
Amy FeldmanEzra Exposed12/11/202210:00 amJBSCEdlavitch Tyser Family Relations Forum
Shaunna Edwards & Alyson RichmanThe Thread Collectors1/20/202311:00 amOnlineEmptyNesters
Jessica NordellThe End of Bias: A Beginning1/29/202310:30 amTempleSEA Change
Meg Waite ClaytonThe Postmistress of Paris2/7/202312:00 pmOnlineWomen Of WHC
Arielle SIlvermanJust Human: The Quest for Disability Wisdom, Respect, and Inclusion3/5/202310:30 amTempleEdlavitch Tyser Family Relations Forum
Lori Banov KaufmanRebel Daughter3/14/202312:00 pmOnlineWomen of WHC
Richard RabinowitzObjects of Love and Regret3/24/202311:00 amOnlineEmptyNesters
Jen MaxfieldMore After the Break: A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories4/13/20237:00 pmTempleTBD
Marjorie MargoliesAnd How Are the Children: Timeless Lessons from the Front-lines of Motherhood4/25/20237:00 pmTempleWomen of WHC
Jen SpyraBig Time4/30/20237:00 pmJBSCReligious School & WHC's ECCs

These lectures are all presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.

For more information about upcoming lectures and events, please visit our online calendar.

When possible, many of our in-person events will also be available via livestream. This will be clearly noted in the calendar listing, and the livestream can be viewed on our streaming page at the designated start time for the event.


Questions about any of our lifelong learning lectures? Contact Marsha Humphries.

If you’d like to catch up on some of the lectures from previous years, you can find playlists available on WHC’s YouTube page.