The Global Day of Learning is inspired by and celebrates the historic achievements of the world renowned Jewish scholar, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. On November 7, 2010, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz will complete his 45-year-long project of translating the Talmud. On this day, Jews around the world will join in together in a Global Day of Jewish Learning to celebrate our shared identify, history and heritage.
The Knoxville Jewish community will celebrate this momentous event with a program Sunday morning, November 7: God, Love and Tzedakah – a global learning experience. Information regarding activities planned for every age group will be forthcoming. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for Sunday, November 7!
Jewish Book Month event
Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 pm
The Knoxville Jewish Alliance is pleased to announce David Kushner will be the guest author at our Jewish Book Month event this year. David Kushner is an award-winning journalist and author. His books include Levittown: Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America’s Legendary Suburb, Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids: How a Gang of Geeks Beat the Odds and Stormed Las Vegas, and Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture. Each book is in development for film. He is currently working on a new book, and will be featured in the anthologies The Best American Crime Reporting 2010 as well as The Best Music Writing 2010.
Kushner is a contributing editor of Wired, Rolling Stone, and Spectrum. He has also written for publications including the New York Times Magazine, New York, GQ, and Details. A frequent guest on TV and radio, he is the digital culture commentator for National Public Radio Weekend Edition Sunday.
Kushner is an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University, and speaks at college and corporate events.