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Author Talk with Leslie K. Barry on "Newark Minutemen" (virtual)

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Virtually via Zoom

Contact: Shari Berman

Phone: 703.537.3068



Author Talk with Leslie K. Barry in conversation with Cantor Riselle Bain on Newark Minutemen

Thursday, April 29, 7pm-8pm

In partnership with Nashville JCC and JCC of Northern New Jersey

Based on a true story of forbidden love and unholy heroism, Newark Minutemen is set against the backdrop of an America ripped apart by the Great Depression and on the brink of war. It’s 1938 in Newark, N.J., and a shadow Hitler-Nazi party called the German-American Bund led by an American “Fuhrer” threatens to swallow democracy. In this dangerous time of star-spangled fascism, a romance forms between a Jewish boxer, Yael and the daughter of the enemy, Krista. Soon after, Yael is recruited by the mob and FBI to help bring down the Bund.

Author Leslie K. Barry’s heartbreaking novel - soon to be a major motion picture - captures an authentic portrait of a lost America searching for identity and fighting for freedom. Ms. Barry will be interviewed by Cantor Riselle Bain -- a child actress (best known for her role as Little Miriam in "The Ten Commandments" movie) and daughter of boxer and Newark Minuteman, Abie Bain.

Please consider purchasing the book in advance with a signed bookplate via our local independent bookseller, Scrawl Books. Newark Minutemen is available in hardcover ($21.95) at:

Questions? Contact or 703.537.3068.

Fee:  Complimentary, however you must register. Donations to the Pozez JCC to continue our programming are greatly appreciated by clicking here!

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