SUMMER COOKING AND COCKTAILS WITH CHEF AMY ROSEN
Expand your summer recipe repertoire with chef Amy Rosen of Cooking by Design. Pour yourself a cocktail, Zoom in, and follow along as Amy demonstrates how to prepare an easy and delicious warm-weather dinner. You’ll also hear how UJA-Federation is meeting the ongoing needs of the vulnerable in our community during these difficult times. — Tuesday, July 14, 5-6 p.m., UJA-Federation of New York, ujafedny.org/event/view/summer-cocktails-cooking. Free.
CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF ‘THE ORDER’ WITH DANIEL SILVA
Join No. 1 bestselling mystery writer Daniel Silva live from his kitchen with his wife, CNN special correspondent Jamie Gangel. The book launch for “The Order,” the latest adventure of Israeli intelligence chief Gabriel Allon, will include a peek behind the scenes at where Silva works — where he keeps all those yellow legal pads. This event was designed specifically to support independent bookstores during these unprecedented times. — Tuesday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Harper Books, crowdcast.io/e/DanielSilva/register. Registration requires purchase of the book from a participating store.
BOOK LAUNCH: ‘THE NEW JEWISH CANON’
“The New Jewish Canon” is both text and textbook of the Jewish intellectual and communal zeitgeist between 1980-2015, offering a conceptual roadmap to our most important ideas and debates of the past two generations. Co-editors Yehuda Kurtzer and Claire Sufrin will celebrate the launch of their book with an online conversation led by writer and journalist Abby Pogrebin. — Tuesday, July 14, 8-9 p.m., Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and The Shalom Hartman Institute, jccmanhattan.org/programs/virtual-program-book-launch-new-jewish-canon. Free.
JENNIFER WEINER IN CONVERSATION
No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner will discuss her new novel, “Big Summer,” about plus-size Instagram influencer Daphne Berg and the power of friendship, the lure of frenemies and the importance of making peace with yourself through all life’s ups and downs. — Wednesday, July 15, 5 p.m., Northshire Bookstore (Manchester Center, Vt., and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), northshire.com/event/northshire-live-jennifer-weiner-conversation-0. $36 includes admission + a hard copy of the book shipped to your home.
MEMORIES WITH LIZA TREYGER
Liza Treyger, one of Variety’s 2017 Top 10 Comics to Watch, often talks about her life as a young single: “My grandparents met in a concentration camp,” she told Rolling Stone, “and I’m like, ‘Tinder is the worst.’” This Wednesday, the Ukrainian-born, Skokie-raised comedian invites groups of her friends to gather online and talk about a wild story they experienced together. Featuring: Emmy Blotnick, Megan Gailey, Matteo Lane, Langston Kerman, Mike Recine, Sabrina Jalees and more. Ages 21+. — Wednesday, July 15, 7 p.m., Littlefield, littlefieldnyc.com/e/memories-with-liza-treyger-112510162926/. $5.
CHARLIE KAUFMAN ON ‘ANTKIND’
Join an online conversation with Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman — writer of “Being John Malkovich,” “Adaptation” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” He’ll be talking about his iconoclastic career in film and his debut novel “Antkind” featuring neurotic and underappreciated film critic B. Rosenberger Rosenberg. The book is “a masterwork of postmodern storytelling” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). — Wednesday, July 15, 7 p.m., 92Y, 92y.org/event/charlie-kaufman. $10.
‘THE TOBACCONIST’: FILM AND Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS
Rent the film before joining the filmmakers for a live conversation. Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two men form a friendship. As political and social conditions dramatically worsen with the Nazis’ arrival in Vienna, they are swept into the maelstrom of events and forced to decide whether to stay or to flee. — Stream the film through Friday, July 24. The Q&A is Thursday, July 16, 1 p.m., Israel Film Center, eventbrite.com/e/the-tobacconist-qa-tickets-10678536482?aff=VPpage. Free.
‘22 MINUTES OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE’: DAPHNE MERKIN
Narrated by Judith Stone, a wife and mother in a time before the #MeToo movement, Daphne Merkin’s new novel, “22 Minutes of Unconditional Love,” looks back on Stone’s life as a young book editor in a sexual entanglement with the one, the remote Howard Rose. He upended her life then and now he continues to have a hold on her present. “Merkin is at her sly and provocative best” (BookList). The author will appear in a Zoom event. — Thursday, July 16, 7-8 p.m., McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers, mcnallyjackson.com/event/22-minutes-unconditional-love-daphne-merkin-virtual-event-0.
LAW OF THE LAND: THE SUPREME COURT IN REVIEW
Thane Rosenbaum, creative director of the Forum on Life, Culture & Society at Touro College, brings a diverse panel of engaging experts — The New York Times’ Adam Liptak; MSNBC’s Lisa Green; Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick; and law professor from the Touro Law Center, Tiffany Graham — to delve into the cases decided this past term, when the Supreme Court, during a pandemic, took on issues related to abortion, ObamaCare, DACA, gun ownership, workplace protection for gays and transgenders and President Trump’s tax returns. — Thursday, July 16, 8 p.m., 92Y and FOLCS (Forum for Law, Culture, and Society), 92y.org/event/law-of-the-land. $10.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARISTIDES!
Join Holocaust scholars Michael Berenbaum and Mordecai Paldiel online for inspiring stories of four diplomat rescuers: Hiram Bingham of the United States, Georg Duckwitz of Germany; Carl Lutz of Switzerland; and Artistides de Sousa Mendes of Portugal. Participants are invited to add their own tributes, which will be shared. — Watch the film anytime. The discussion is Sunday, July 19, 2 p.m., Sousa Mendes Foundation, http://sousamendesfoundation.org/event/diplomat-heroes-of-the-holocaust/. Free.
LIVE FROM TEL AVIV: GERSHWIN GLOBAL LIVESTREAM CONCERT
The Guy Mintus Trio, Ravid Kahlani (Yemen Blues) and a cast of Israel’s finest jazz players will perform an all-Gershwin online concert in solidarity and support of the Jazz Foundation of America’s Covid-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund. “We as a scene in Israel are very much standing on the shoulders of the founding fathers of the Black American art form called jazz,” says Mintus. “It feels necessary to send our solidarity from afar … It also feels very fitting to feature the music of an American Jewish composer who is so heavily associated with NY and who also wrote the first jazz opera in which it is mandatory that it’s performed by black artists.” The lineup includes Guy Mintus (piano, vocals), Omri Hadani (bass), Yonatan Rosen (drums), Ravid Kahlani (vocals), Yonatan Voltzok (trombone), Ilan Salem (flute), Alexander Levin (saxophone), Ariel Bart (harmonica), Nitzan Birmbaum (percussion) and Hillel Salem (trumpet). — Sunday, July 19, 2:30 p.m., Consulate General of Israel in New York, facebook.com/guymintusmusic/. Viewers are encouraged to donate at jazzfoundation.org/donate.
New video, old song! Berlin-based Yiddish music stars Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird have released a brand new video of Solomon Small’s 1916 Yiddish ballad about pandemics that killed so many Jews who had escaped pogroms to gather in crowded urban communities. Some lyrics have been updated, Kahn told The Times of Israel, “to make it sharper in terms of its relevance,” and the stellar performers, who include Kahn, Sveta Kundish and Patrick Farrell, practiced some social distancing during the June 2020 filming at an estate in Brandenburg, Germany. — Ongoing on YouTube, youtube.com/watch?v=RaYmQNgCtnQ&feature=youtu.be. Free.
‘BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. THE STORY OF ROY COHN’
Filmmaker Ivy Meeropol, granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, takes an unflinching look at the life and death of infamous attorney Roy Cohn, who first gained prominence by prosecuting the Rosenbergs in what came to be known as the “atomic spies” case. The documentary draws on extensive, newly unearthed archival material to present the most revealing examination of Cohn to date. — Available on demand through Thursday, July 23, HBO, hbo.com/documentaries/bully-coward-victim-the-story-of-roy-cohn.
MILTON GLASER: TO INFORM & DELIGHT’
For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and creating both the enduring I♥NY campaign and an iconic Bob Dylan poster, the full breadth of Glaser’s remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait. — Now available to purchase or rent, Kino Now, kinonow.com/film/milton-glaser-to-inform-delight/5d4c5ab24b32993829637fb9. $4.99-$9.99.