Author Marra B. Gad joins Reb Steve in conversation about her book The Colour of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl. As conversations and activism around racial justice have become a prominent theme of the summer of 2020, Marra will help frame racial equality in a Jewish context and together we will explore how we can be a more welcoming, accepting community.
Marra B. Gad was born in New York and raised in Chicago. She is an independent film and television producer and now calls Los Angeles home. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a master's degree in modern Jewish history from Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University. Winner of the 2020 Midwest Book Award in Autobiography/Memoir, The Colour of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl is an unforgettable memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer's strikes.
A limited number of copies of The Colour of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl are available for sale through Beth Tzedec. You can purchase your copy, including a signed bookplate, for $20 by contacting the synagogue office. Synagogue members will be given priority for book sales.