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People of the Book Author Series: Author Event and Book Signing with Dr. Howard Wolf - JCC of Greater Buffalo December 1, 2021, 10:43 pm

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People of the Book Author Series: Author Event and Book Signing with Dr. Howard Wolf

November 18 | 7:00 pm

The presentation will be located in the Lippman Lounge at the Benderson Family 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 Dr. Howard Wolf for a reading and discussion on his newest novella, “Of Two Lives On The Lower Golan.”  

 “Of Two Lives On The Lower Golan” is the story of a wondering Jewish American grandfather’s journey to Israel to maintain a close relationship between his daughter-who has made Israel her home now- and her family, especially her firstborn son, David, whom the grandfather helped raise in America when Miriam’s first marriage failed. Wolf’s novella takes the reader on a miniature epic journey through some of the complexities of life in contemporary Israel- religious orthodoxy, constant apprehension about war with neighboring states, Palestinian rights – without making a political case.  

Dr. Howard Wolf attended the Horace Mann School in New York City before attending Amherst College, where he earned a B.A.  He then went to Columbia, earning his master’s and The University of Michigan for his Ph.D. He was a full-time professor at the University at Buffalo’s English department for 40 years, from 1967 to 2007. Wolf has lectured throughout the world as an Americanist, creative writer, and literary journalist.  One of Buffalo’s few Jewish American writers of fiction, Howard is widely published, pursuing an interest in personality in memoir form (Forgive the Father), the novel (Broadway Serenade), drama (Home at the End of the Day), and short fiction. 

A light reception and book signing to follow the 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.


November 18
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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