2010 was a productive year for temple members who are authors and film-producers! Four members of Temple Israel published books, one contributed to an anthology, and another produced and directed a film!
Harvey Burstein, who has previously published several books on security, criminal investigation and ethics, published his 12th book this past year. This latest volume entitled Violence and Security on Campus: From Preschool Through College examines school violence and discusses approaches taken to combat this type of crime.
Jenifer Firestone contributed a chapter to And Baby Makes More, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families. This collection explores the phenomenon of the “known donor” in the queer family structure: what happens when would-be dyke moms or gay dads ask a friend or acquaintance to donate sperm or an egg, or to act as a surrogateedited.
Mark Lowenstein authored Great Runs in the Boston Burbs, to add to his previous titles in the Great Runs series: Great Runs in Boston and Great Runs in Brookline and Vicinity.
Rochelle Ruthchild's latest work is Equality & Revolution: Women's Rights in the Russian Empire, 1905-1917. This book examines the largely unknown work done by Russian feminists, which ultimately culminated in Russia becoming the first major world power to allow women to vote and hold office. She is also the author of Women in Russia and the Soviet Union: An Annotated Bibliography.
Roger Gottlieb edited Religion and the Environment, a four volume collection of works related to religious environmentalism. And he has another one coming out in March, 2011 - Engaging Voices: Tales of Morality and Meaning in an Age of Global Warming This link will also tell you about Roger's many other publications.
Adam Mazo released his documentary, Coexist, and its premiere screening was held here, at Temple Israel! It examines the ongoing reconciliation between the perpetrators of genocide in Rwanda, who are now being released from prison, and those whose families were killed in that genocide.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Mark's, Rochelle's or Jenifer's book, please contact Ann Abrams, Librarian. Or, if you are a temple member, and have written a book or produced a film, and would like to let the temple community (and beyond) know about it, please contact Ann as well!
News about Temple Israel Authors, by Carli Spina, Library Intern, and Ann Abrams, Librarian.