Current Authors

2019-2020 HBI Conversations Authors


Rachel Barenbaum*, A Bend in the Stars

HBI Community:  

Bethesda, MD, Boca Raton, Boston, New York City, Park City, UT, Sarasota, Westchester, NY

Melanie Benjamin*, Mistress of the Ritz

HBI Community: Boca Raton

Jamie Bernstein*, 

Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

HBI Community: Bethesda, MD

Talia Carner*, The Third Daughter

HBI Community: Sarasota, Howard County, MD

Jennifer Cody Epstein*, Wunderland

HBI Community: New York City, Park City, UT

Marra Gad*,

The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl

HBI Community:  

Baltimore, Bethesda, MD, Howard County, MD, Park City, UT

Golide Goldbloom*, On Division

HBI Community: Westchester, NY

Amy Gottlieb, The Beautiful Possible

HBI Community: Westchester, NY

Angela Himsel*, A River Could Be Tree

HBI Community: New York City

Sarah Hurwitz*

Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life--in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)

HBI Community: Baltimore, Howard County, MD

Barbara Ostfeld*, Catbird: The Ballad of Barbi Prim

HBI Community: Boston

Beth Ricanati*

Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs

HBI Community: Baltimore

Ayelet Tsabari, The Art of Leaving

HBI Community: Boston

*Author Tour in Affiliation with the Jewish Book Council (JBC).

See the list of past authors.

If you would like to bring HBI Conversations to your area by serving as a community coordinator or have general questions about the program, please contact Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at or 617-777-0214.