Tony Kushner at Kolot Chayeinu

At 7 PM on Thursday, May 9, Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives, at 1012 8th Ave in Park Slope, will present an intimate evening and book signing with celebrated playwright Tony Kushner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for the play "Angels in America," and author of the Oscar-nominated screenplay for "Lincoln."

Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, who The Forward recently named one of America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis, hosts the evening, titled "Art, Politics and Being a Jew", the opener in Kolot Chayeinu's annual "Talk the Talk" lecture series.

Copies of "Lincoln: The Screenplay" will be available for signing courtesy of the Community Bookstore.

Ticket prices are on a sliding scale from $10 - $20.  Reserve tickets here.

Take the F/G to 7th Ave/R to 9th St.

Rabbi Lippmann, who officiated at Kushner's 2003 wedding to Mark Harris, first met Kushner over the phone. He reached out after seeing her at a televised Kolot vigil deploring Israeli violence against Palestinians during the second Intifada.

The 20-year-old Kolot Chayeinu is a progressive, independent Brooklyn congregation known for open-mindedness, warmth, inclusion, commitment to social justice, and open dialogue with Jewish tradition.

The “Talk the Talk” annual lecture series will bring prominent thinkers and artists to the congregation to talk about contemporary American Jewish life, history, politics and culture.

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