Elizabeth Holtzman, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, will be in Amherst at 8 p.m. Nov. 2, to speak at the 30th annual Jewish Community Book Fair.
Author of "Who Said It Would Be Easy?" Ms. Holtzman will speak about the defining moments of her decades in overcoming prejudice and political apathy to citizen rights. A member of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings, Ms. Holtzman is the first in a series of 18 speakers for the book fair, which runs through Nov. 11.
Writers will appear either at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo's Benderson Building 2640 N. Forest Road or at the center's building at 787 Delaware Ave. (For admission prices, building location and other information call 688-4033.)
The yearly speaker series and book sale is open to the public. After opening night, the speaker series schedule:
10 a.m. Nov. 3: Rabbi Noson Gurary, "The Thirteen Principles of Faith: A Chasidic Viewpoint."
2 p.m. Nov. 3: Carol Matas, "Daniel's Story."
7:30 p.m. Nov. 3: Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band, music program.
1 p.m. Nov. 4: Allegra Goodman, "The Family Markowitz."
8 p.m. Nov. 4: Gil Marks, "The World of Jewish Cooking," food courtesy of Tops International.
1 p.m. Nov. 5: Barbara Sofer, "The Thirteenth Hour."
7:30 p.m. Nov. 5: James McBride, "The Color of Water."
1 p.m. Nov. 6: Joy Horowitz, "Tessie and Pearlie."
7:30 p.m. Nov. 6: Rabbi Harold Kushner, "How Good Do We Have to Be?"
1 p.m. Nov. 7: Marlene Adler Marks, "Nice Jewish Girls: Growing Up Jewish in America.
8 p.m. Nov. 7: Kenneth S. Stern, "A Force Upon the Plain."
1:30 p.m. Nov. 8: Irv Weinstein, a reading of Jewish short stories for the visually impaired. 8 p.m.
Nov. 9: Calvin Trillin, "Messages From My Father."
11 a.m. Nov. 10: Daniel C. Matt, "God and the Big Bang."
2 p.m. Nov. 10: Rich Glauber, children's performance.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 10: Laura Shapiro Kramer, "Uncommon Voyage."
Noon Nov. 11: Robert Sternberg, "Successful Intelligence."