Kushner to discuss new book at Emanu-El

Rabbi Harold Kushner
Rabbi Harold Kushner

Making good on a desire expressed in 2014 to visit Tucson more often, Rabbi Harold Kushner will discuss his new book, “Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life,” at a Temple Emanu-El event on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

A congregational rabbi for 50 years, Kushner is the author of a dozen books on faith, ethics and the challenges of everyday life. “Nine Essential Things” is his most personal work since his renowned bestseller, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.”

The evening will include dessert, a silent auction and a book signing.

In 2014, when Kushner spoke at a Temple Emanu-El brunch honoring Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, he told the AJP that he’s visited Tucson regularly for the past 30 years. It’s “a wonderful, warm city with a strong sense of community,” he said, adding that he hoped to spend more time here in the future.

Admission to the Feb. 13 fundraiser is $15 per person; $32 per person including one hardcover copy of “Nine Essential Things”; or $45 per couple including one book. To RSVP, call Temple Emanu-El at 327-4501. To reserve premium seats and for sponsorship opportunities, contact Jill Rich at 349-0174 or jbr@dakotacom.net.