Best-selling Author To Speak At JCC
Best-selling author Rabbi Simcha Weinstein will be speaking at the Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood , at 4 p.m. Jan. 25. Weinstein will discuss his recently published second book, “Shtick Shift: Jewish Humor in the 21st Century.” The book talk will include a selection of traditional Jewish foods.
Weinstein is an internationally known best-selling author. He is also a popular television and radio guest, having appeared on CNN Showbiz Tonight and National Public Radio. Simcha holds a bachelors degree in Film History from the Manchester Metropolitan University, England. Following graduation, he became an associate for the British Film Commission and coordinated the production of hundreds of feature films throughout the United Kingdom.
As Simcha began to rediscover his spiritual roots, his path veered from show business to the yeshiva, and he eventually became a rabbi. Today he chairs the Religious Affair’s Committee at the Pratt Institute, a New York art school.