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2023 Annual Event

June 4, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details:

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

5:30 p.m. – Reception on the outdoor covered patio (Light dinner and beverages served)
7:00 p.m. – Program featuring Dara Horn (Program to be held indoors, public health conditions permitting)
8:15 p.m. – Outdoor reception resumes (dessert served)
9:00 p.m. – Evening concludes

Dressy Casual Attire – dress comfortably for the weather (outdoor reception on covered patio and indoor program)

Event is sold out. Please contact Nina Afremov to be added to the waitlist.

Annual Event Sponsorship Information

We encourage you to purchase your tickets early if you can join us since space is limited.  If you are unable to join us this year, please consider making a contribution.

All tickets include a light dinner, beverage, a seat for the program, and complimentary parking.

Questions? Please e-mail Lisa Ferrier at lisaf@minndakjcrc.wpenginepowered.com or 612.677.2330.

Parking Information:
All guests will receive a complimentary parking pass for the Renaissance Depot parking ramp. The parking entrance is located on S. 5th Avenue, between Washington and 2nd St.   There will be self-parking or valet parking available after you enter the lot from 5th Avenue. Valet will be available on the surface level on the left side as you enter the lot.  You can self-park on the surface lot or go inside the ramp and self-park on either P1 or P2. Once you are parked inside the ramp, please enter the RED doors labeled “Great Northern” and proceed to floor 1. The red doors are located closest to the JCRC event.

Featuring Speaker Dara Horn, award-winning author

In her keynote address, Dreams for Living Jews, Dr. Dara Horn asserts that the astonishing power of the Jewish people’s resilience and capacity for reinvention is both the foundation for our culture’s endurance and the key to our future. Dr. Horn will challenge us to dream big to solve our toughest problems.

About the speaker: Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present (Norton 2021). One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists (2007), she is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, and she was a finalist for the Wingate Prize, the Simpson Family Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s 25 Best Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet Magazine. Horn received her doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard University, studying Yiddish and Hebrew. She has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard. She has lectured for audiences in hundreds of venues throughout North America, Israel, and Australia. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.



June 4, 2023
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 Third Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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