14 2013

JCC Lane Dworkin Rochester Jewish Book Festival

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Genesee Valley Club
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Contact Lori Michlin Harter
461 2000 ext 237

Monday, November 14, 7:00pm, Genesee Valley Club, $25 Members / $28 Non-Members Beer 'n Books with John Rosengren Hank Greenberg (New American Library; March 2013) Between Babe Ruth’s 1927 record of 60 homeruns and Roger Maris’s record-breaking 61 in 1961, the two players with the highest one-year homerun records were Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg, with 58 a piece, in 1932 and 1938, respectively. Thus, Greenberg – who had already earned a spot in the hearts of Jewish Americans – solidified his spot on the roster of baseball’s greats. Known by all as the “Hebrew Hammer,” Greenberg overcame bigotry, prejudice, and rampant anti-Semitism and became a national hero, holding true to his ethnic identity and breaking stereotypes and barriers alike. Award-winning sports journalist and professor of magazine writing at the University of Minnesota John Rosengren has written a definitive portrait of Greenberg, America’s first Jewish superstar. SPECIAL EVENT DETAILS: * Business attire jacket required * Advanced tickets required * Open bar before and after presentation The Genesee Valley Club is located at 421 East Avenue.