Thursday, January 1, 2015
I am very excited after reading Maggie Anton's novel when she comes to Myrtle Beach on February 2nd. This has to be her best novel she has written, and this being her fifth. This has a lot to say about her.
Jewish Grand Strand Reads started as an idea, and it has blosoomed each year to a larger event. The previous years, which this is going on our fourth year we have had a wonderful speaker, our local Rabbi, Rav Deb.
This year, we are organizing our event a bit different, still with Rav Deb. She is introducing the program, talking about magic, witches and potions during talmudic times, but why is it not known that it was practiced after the destruction of the temple. This should be a interesting, and controversial subject.
This is the first year, we have been able to host an author. This event is like a gift from
g-d. Maggie does her own self promotion, with little in return.
Our organization is not affiliated with another Jewish organization. We are supported by Temple Emanu-El, and Temple Beth Elohim. The monies we raise is to bring authors, and speakers to our area each year. Which many authors have a high price tag. This year we were very lucky. If you plan to be in Myrtle Beach in the beginning of February you are welcome to attend.