Dara Horn

The Clergy Institute, Temple De Hirsch Sinai’s annual opportunity for interfaith study and discourse, is made possible through the generous support of The Alfred and Tillie Shemanski Trust, the family of Mila and Henry Eisenhardt, and Seattle University. This year’s program features Dr. Dara Horn as the 2022 Clergy Institute scholar. Her recent book of essays People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present (W.W. Norton), won the 2021 National Jewish Book Award for Con­tem­po­rary Jew­ish Life and Prac­tice, and was a finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction.

“People Love Dead Jews is, of all things, a deeply entertaining book, from its whopper of a title on… Horn is a masterful essayist… She has the instincts of a stand-up comic with something deadly serious on her mind.” — Tablet Magazine

“Brilliantly readable… Readers will be enthralled throughout by the fierce logic of Horn’s arguments, novelty of research, black humor, and sharp phrasing… A riveting, radical, essential revision of the stories we all know — and some we don’t.” - Kirkus Reviews

Presented by Temple De Hirsch Sinai Seattle. This public program requires pre-registration. Tickets ($18) include breakfast, lunch and a Q&A with the author. Books will be available for purchase. 




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ISBN: 9780393531565
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 7th, 2021

Temple De Hirsch
1511 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
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