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People of the Book Author Series: Launch Party and Book Signing with author Elaine Barron Mendelow - JCC of Greater Buffalo December 1, 2021, 11:14 pm

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People of the Book Author Series: Launch Party and Book Signing with author Elaine Barron Mendelow

October 7 | 7:00 pm

Presentation located in the Lippman Lounge at the Benderson building!

Be a part of our People of the Book Author Series as we showcase authors and presenters from Western New York and beyond. Join us as we explore diversity, culture, and Jewish identity through our virtual and in-person author events!

Join author Elaine Barron Mendelow as she celebrates the release of her new book: Narrating Diaspora, A Study of Five Contemporary Jewish Auto/Biographies.   

Narrating Diaspora focuses on five contemporary Jews whose stories originate in Iraq, China, France, the United States, and Canada. The personal experiences of the Jewish Diaspora are analyzed in the context of their life narratives, recorded in video format using 21st-century technology.  

Elaine Barron Mendelow graduated Phi Betta Kappa from the State University of Buffalo, where she received her B.A. and M.A. in English. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Comparative Studies at Florida Atlantic University. She is a writing consultant at FAU’s University Center for Excellence in Writing. Dr. Mendelow is the Founding Director of Heritage Biography International.  

Advanced copies of the book can be purchased through the JCC for $25 by emailing Katie Wzontek at . Books will be available to purchase at the event, and a light reception will follow the author’s presentation.  

For the safety of staff and patrons, we will require proof of an FDA authorized COVID vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) within 72 hours of the event.  Also, all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask.


October 7
7:00 pm
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Katie Wzontek
(716) 204-2084


Lippman Lounge at the Benderson Family Building, Amherst
2640 N Forest Rd
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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