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Sefer Club

Sunday, November 1, 2020 14 Cheshvan 5781

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Introducing the Sefer Club - a book club for the greater Temple Emanu-El community. We are so excited to announce our first book pic! 

Ariel Sampson Freelance Rabbi, by Manishtana

Synopsis: Ariel Samson is just your run of the mill anomaly: a 20-something black Orthodox Jewish rabbi looking for love, figuring out life, and floating between at least two worlds.

Luckily, it gets worse. Finding himself the spiritual leader of a dying synagogue, and accidentally falling into viral internet fame, Ariel is suddenly catapulted into a series of increasingly ridiculous conflicts with belligerent college students, estranged families, corrupt politicians, hippophilic coworkers, vindictive clergymen, and even attempted murder. (And also Christian hegemony, racism, anti-Semitism, toxic Hotepism, and white Jewish privilege. Because today ends in "y.")

But all that's the easy part. Because whether Ariel knows it or not, he's due for a breakthrough. Several, in fact. And he's about to find out whether or not he's strong enough to re-evaluate everything he thought he knew about himself, and own up to the things he didn't.

Thought leader and provocateur MaNishtana turns his eye to fiction in this imaginative, semi-autobiographical novel, making Ariel Samson, Freelance Rabbi the most dazzling debut of an Orthodox black Jew born on a Sunday at 2:24AM in a Brooklyn hospital in 1982 that you will ever have the privilege of reading.

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Welcome to the Sefer Club! This club is for the greater Temple Emanu-El community to read and discuss books curated by the amazing Kat Pierce. Join the fun!

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