I have the honor of being a Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture “fellow” for the next year and will be presenting one platform each month, among other responsibilities. My first platform, next Sunday (February 15th), is titled, “Faith Without God: Finding Courage in Hard Times.” One of my goals is to explore how “non-religious” people can take on certain disciplines, inspired by humanism, that can help us deal with challenges and overcome hardships. This is not a self-help or motivational lecture; my practice as a writer and speaker is more along the lines of self-examination and confession, in expectation that we all share a common human condition.
The platform takes place at 11 AM next Sunday at 53 Prospect Park West (between 1st and 2nd Streets). For more information, you can call (718) 768-2972. If you’re in the New York area, I’d love to see you there.
Ditto the following night, on February 16th, when I’ll be reading from my books, WAITING FOR GOD: The Spiritual Explorations of a Reluctant Atheist, and BESSIE: A Novel of Love and Revolution, at the Stanton Street Shul, 180 Stanton Street, between Clinton and Attorney, as part of the Stanton Street Café series. The other reader is Yori Yanover, author of a really interesting Jewish sci-fi novel, The Cabalist’s Daughter. His books and mine are published by Ben Yehuda Press, the director of which will be on hand to be interviewed and questioned about Jewish publishing in this day and age. Information: 212 533-4122.