Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
Lecture by Andree Aelion Brooks
Sunday, January 12, 2014
11:30 am
     Ahoy, Mateys. Come hear award-winning
journalist, author and lecturer Andrée Aelion Brooks present Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: their
origins and exploits
. The lecture begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, January 12,
2014 at Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) in Rumson. Enjoy bagels and coffee as
Ms. Brooks leads a discussion about how and why Jewish pirates lived and worked
in the Caribbean in the 16th and 17th centuries. “We are
thrilled that Ms. Brooks is returning to our synagogue to speak,” said Yona
Shulman, Chair of the Adult Education Committee at CBI.  “She is a popular lecturer and a great
story teller. Her presentations are always fascinating and filled with
interesting insight and humor.” 


expert on Sephardic, Caribbean and Mediterranean Jewish communities, Ms.
Brooks is an Associate Fellow at Yale University. A journalist for The New York
Times for 18 years and guest essayist for The Wall Street Journal, Brooks has
received an outstanding achievement award from the National Federation of Press
Women as well as the Mark Twain Award from the Connecticut Press Club. She
is the author of a number of books; one, entitled The Woman who Defied Kings, is a biography of the16th century
Jewish banker Doña Gracia Nasi, and another, entitled Russian Dance, is a romantic thriller based on the true story of a
Bolshevik spy.


lecture is open to the public but advance registration is required. For
congregants, there is no fee. For non-congregants there is a $5 fee. To
register, go to the events page at www.cbirumson.org
or contact Synagogue Director, Emilie Kovit-Meyer at 732-842-1800, x203.  


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