JUF News Interview: Meet Lisa Rosenbaum, author of A Day of Small Beginnings http://tiny.cc/vl7dd
Nov - Dec, 2011: One Book, One Community, Chicago, Il.
A Day of Small Beginnings will inaugurate the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies program throughout the Chicago area. http://www.spertus.edu/OneBook
December 7, 2011: Performance of "After These Things" - a 10 minute play, as part of the Jewish Women's Theatre production of "Eden According to Eve" - Leo Baeck Temple 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. L.A., CA 90049 (310)476-2861
Jan.17, 2012: Shirley Stein Book Review with Ntl. Council of Jewish Women and Hadassah, Long Beach, CA
Sept. 11: JWT Salon Theatre: Season 4 GratitudeOriginal play, After These Things, performed by the Jewish Women's Theatre, LA, Ca
Crossing Delancey, The Survivor: Executive Producer, The Electric Lodge Theatre, Venice, Ca.
Guest Lecturer: California State University, Channel Islands
Santa Barbara Writer's Conference Santa Barbara, California
Novel Beginnings - Produced and Directed by Cedering Fox and Lisa Doctor (theatrical performance of opening chapter of A Day of Small Beginnings at MBar, Hollywood, CA)
Jewish Book Council Tour: Miami, Fl, Houston, Tx, Irvine, Ca, Foster City, Ca, Glendale, Ca., Omaha, Ne.
TV appearance on Connie Martinson Talks Books
Numerous live and telephonic appearances with book clubs
Los Angeles Times A Soulful Link to a Family and Faith Laurel Maury
"A Day of Small Beginnings, Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum's breathtaking debut, is a love story - between a ghost and a Jewish family whose patriarch fled Poland for America..."
The Forward An Eastern European 'Exodus'" Irina Reyn
"I think our ghosts are everywhere, all the time," a young Polish man tells a visiting American Jew in Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum's deeply heartfelt first novel..."
The San Francisco Chronicle Help from Dead Brings Faith Back to Jewish Family Christine Thomas
"...The amalgam of place, solid characters, mystery and the extramundane, anchored by the weight of history and religion, results in a formidable story that convincingly argues that "the past does not leave us. And we do not leave the past."
"This brilliant debut novel opens in 1906 in the small Polish town of Zokof,...Filled with folklore, ritual, mysticism, scholarship, and good storytelling, this book of three generations of a Jewish family is one to savor. Recommended for all libraries."
"...She packs a lot of history, recent and otherwise, into this luminous tale, as well as joy in the arts and in prayer."
Book of the Month Club
"...Part Everything is Illuminated, part The Mercy of Thin Air, this intelligent and ultimately poignant debut will keep you flipping pages long after you should be in bed. We should all have a guardian spirit like Freidl - funny, unforgettable, and determined not to let us forget where we come from."