A Moveable Feast & Community Book Clubs

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Each session: $35 public, $30 DMA Member/Educator/Student
Join fellow bibliophiles for lunch in the DMA's Cook Boardroom (unless otherwise noted) as you enjoy the opportunity to delve more deeply into a featured book. By reading and sharing insights before or after hearing the author speak, we hope your experience will be even richer and more meaningful. Please note that these are book discussions, not author events.
by Colum McCann 
Tuesday, February 16, 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Conversation facilitated by Rabbi David Stern 
and Imam Dr.Omar Suleiman

Book Club Moderators:

Rabbi David Stern has served Temple Emanu-El since 1989, and as Senior Rabbi since 1996. He is Immediate Past President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the international rabbinic organization of Reform Judaism. A social justice advocate, Rabbi Stern participated in a study mission to the Darfuri refugee camps on the Chad-Sudan border in 2005, and served as rabbi-in-residence for a national study mission to Nicaragua in 2013. Locally, Rabbi Stern helps lead Temple Emanu-El in its historic commitment to making Dallas a better city for all its citizens. In 2017 Rabbi Stern received the Elbert M. Conover Award from the American Institute of Architects in recognition of his contributions to the architectural renewal of Temple Emanu-El. Rabbi Stern's commentaries have appeared in the Huffington Post and Haaretz. His poetry has been published in the CCAR Journal, and he has contributed essays to four volumes on Jewish High Holiday liturgy published by Jewish Lights Press. Rabbi Stern is married to Rabbi Nancy Kasten, and they have three children. An avid sports fan, Rabbi Stern knows too much about the New York Yankees and not enough about several more important matters.
Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is an American Muslim scholar and theologically driven activist for human rights. He is the founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and an adjunct professor of Islamic studies in the graduate liberal studies program at SMU. He is co-chair emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanksgiving Square and was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan. 

"When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue—you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humor and ships at sea by night—there’s all heaven and earth in a book." —Christopher Morley