The JCC of Rockland offers the Rockland Arts, Books, and Culture series from November 1 to December 2; book discussions will open the series. The first, on November 1 at 7 p.m., is a discussion of “The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel.” In his book, plaintiff Louis Grumet looks into the Satmar chassidic community and details the story of his fight for the First Amendment.
On November 4 at 12:30 p.m., the discussion will focus on the book “Famous Nathan,” which chronicles the story of an immigrant who, looking for a better life for himself and his family, founded Nathan’s Famous. Lloyd Handwerker, the founder’s grandson, wrote the book. Kosher hotdogs will be served.
On November 20 at 4 p.m., the book “Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, “ in which photographer Marisa Scheinfeld has documented the dramatic decline of some of the most famous Borscht Belt hotels and colonies, will be the subject of discussion.
The JCC Rockland is at 450 West Nyack Road in West Nyack. For information on these or other events, call (845) 362-4200 or go to jewishrockland.org.