‘Mother Can You Not’ authors talk in Tenafly
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‘Mother Can You Not’ authors talk in Tenafly

Kim Friedman, left, and Kate Siegel
Kim Friedman, left, and Kate Siegel

Come to the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades on Sunday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m., to meet the mother/daughter team that created the popular Instagram account @Crazy Jewish Mom. Kate Siegel and her mother, Kim Friedman, will talk about Kate’s new book, “Mother Can You Not?”

According to Kate, her mother drove her so crazy that she broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram, drawing hundreds of thousands of followers eager to know what outrageous thing Kate’s mom would do or say next.

Kate Siegel is a writer and social media guru who has been featured on BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, People Magazine, “Nightline,” and the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” After she graduated from Princeton, Ms. Siegel’s one-act play “Sam the Man” won the Sondheim Young Playwrights National Playwriting competition and was produced at their New York showcase. It also was selected by the Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival and received a full production at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Kim Friedman is an Emmy-nominated prime time television director; she has worked on “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Star Trek Voyager and Deep Space Nine,” “Sabrina and the Teenage Witch,” and “Lizzie McGuire.” She also is a theater director, with two Obie Award nominations and two Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing. For information or to register, call (201) 408-1454. Register at the JCC’s website, www.jccotp.org

Jewish Book Month programs at the JCC are supported in part by the James H. Grossmann Memorial Endowment Fund for the Celebration of Jewish Book Month. The JCC also is a member of the Jewish Book Fair Network, coordinated by the Jewish Book Council.

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