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Matti Friedman Event

May 8, 2017

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Jewish Community Services Building - Room 200
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Event Overview

The Jewish Federation invites you and a guest to an exclusive event with 

Matti Friedman
Award-winning author of Pumpkin Flowers and The Aleppo Codex

Light refreshments will be served
This is a complimentary event


Matti Friedman’s book Pumpkin Flowers was a 2016 New York Times Notable Book and one of Amazon's Top Ten Books of 2016.  His first book, The Aleppo Codex, won the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize, the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal, the Canadian Jewish Book Award, and other honors. It was published in Israel, Australia, Holland, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, and South Korea.  Matti’s reporting has taken him from Israel to Lebanon, Morocco, Moscow, and the Caucasus, and his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He is a former Associated Press correspondent and a regular contributor to Tablet Magazine. Two essays he wrote about media coverage of Israel after the 2014 Gaza war, for Tablet and The Atlantic, triggered intense discussion and have been shared together on Facebook more than 100,000 times. He was born in Toronto and lives in Jerusalem.

Contact Info

Melanie Gerchberg
(215) 832-0861