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Latest JCC Jewish Book Festival Event

February 20th, 2024

Marsha Lederman (at right) sits down with award-winning author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, to talk about Gundar-Goshen’s latest book, The Wolf Hunt (Little, Brown and Company $24.14), at the Jewish Community Centre on February 25, 2024, from 2:00 pm onwards.

This book follows Lilach, an Israeli immigrant whose seemingly perfect life in Silicon Valley unravels after a brutal synagogue attack shakes their sense of safety. Lilach, with a successful husband and a close connection to her teenage son, Adam, sees their world fracture. Adam, responding to the upheaval, joins a self-defense class led by an ex-Israeli Special Forces officer, finding newfound confidence.

Tragedy strikes again when an African American boy dies at a house party, sparking rumors and racial tensions. Adam denies knowing the deceased, Jamal, but suspicions mount. As Lilach grapples with the possibility of her son’s involvement in the tragedy, she questions her understanding of him. The fault lines in the community, school and family emerge, weaving an anxious exploration of identity, allegiance and the unsettling realization that her child may be entangled in a terrible crime.

Gundar-Goshen masterfully navigates these complexities, creating a gripping tale that delves into the shadows of a seemingly serene life.


Date: February 25, 2024

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Tickets cost $20 per head. Visit this website to purchase tickets and secure your spot for the event! This event is sponsored by the Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation.

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