NY Times Columnist & Author to Speak at Temple B'nai Abraham
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 • 4:51pm
On Friday, November 5, 2010, Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood and Men’s Club will host a Kabbalat Shabbat dinner and Symposium at 7:30 PM following Kabbalat Services at 6:30 PM. The symposium speaker will be Bob Morris, New York Times columnist and author of Assisted Loving: The Tales of Double Dating with My Dad. Bob Morris, who wrote the popular New York Times Sunday Styles “Age of Dissonance” column for eight years, always had a complicated relationship with his affable father, Joe. It didn’t help that soon after Bob’s mother passed away, the eighty-year-old man was anxious to spruce up and jump into the dating scene to find love again. Morris mixes humor and social commentary in this courageous book, revealing the bitter grief of his mother's death and the joyous re-emergence into life of Joe, his widowed father. Hapless and lacking in social graces, the author's father, a former New York judge for the state department of motor vehicles, loves off-color jokes and appreciates the late pop icon Dinah Shore. Ultimately, the inspirational memoir captures all the needed laughs and emotions that go with love and life in the waning years of parent-child bonding. Books will be available for purchase through the Sisterhood. The dinner and symposium is $20 per person. Reservations are requested. For information or to register, please contact the temple office at 973-994-2290. Visit our website at www.tbanj.org.