Judaism in Space: A Reading and Discussion on “How to Mars”
The CJC invites you to our reading and discussion with Professor David Ebenbach about his latest book, ‘How to Mars.’
‘How to Mars’ is an exploration of a somewhat absurd effort to colonize the red planet, and has been called “A poignant examination of what it means to be human” (Kirkus Reviews). The CJC’s Professor Ebenbach will also discuss a question that arose in writing the novel: given how tied Judaism is to the time cycles and places of Earth, how could it survive on other planets?
About the Speaker:
David Ebenbach is the author of seven books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, winners of numerous awards, including the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Juniper Prize, and the Orison Fiction Prize. He teaches creative writing and literature in the Center for Jewish Civilization and is a Project Manager at Georgetown’s teaching center, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.