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The Marriage Box: Book Talk with Corie Adjmi
January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Author Corie Adjmi has lived a number of different Jewish lives, moving as a teen from her native New Orleans Reform community to a Orthodox Syrian neighborhood in Brooklyn. Her unusual journey inspired and informed her newest work of fiction, The Marriage Box, which follows protagonist Casey Cohen, a carefree 16-year-old cheerleader who gets in with the wrong crowd and is abruptly relocated from the Big Easy to the Big Apple, where she is suddenly pulled into an unfamiliar, insular world of Shabbat dinners, religious school, and marriage prospects.
Adjmi will join us at the Museum for an in-person author talk at 6:30pm on January 10th, sharing stories of her Southern upbringing, the culture shock of moving between two very different worlds, and how she has managed to find – and create – her own sense of Jewish meaning. This is a free, in-person event.
There will also be an online option to watch live virtually!