On Friday, Nov. 17, from 7:30-9 p.m., Or Emet will host a Shabbat service followed by a program and social time. The events will take place at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis. 

The service will be led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi-in-training. 

Alan Miller

Alan Miller

After the service, longtime Or Emet member Alan Miller will discuss his new novel, “A Reluctant Madonna.” Foreign interests buying up Native lands, a lecherous artist, a stalker, intrigue in the Supreme Court — all come together in the novel. Miller will talk about becoming a novelist as an octogenarian and will be available for a Q&A session at the end of his presentation.

Miller began his love of journalism early in life. After serving as editor of his high school newspaper and sports editor of the local newspaper at 15, he landed a sports reporter position at Newsday at 16. 

Cover of Alan Miller's "A Reluctant Madonna"A journalism and political science major in college, he became an attorney, worked at several newspapers and taught at universities and law schools, as well as for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 

For the past 25 years, Miller has been the host-producer of the award-winning local access TV program, “Access to Democracy,” now networked in 35 Minnesota cities. He recently created a new local access TV program in Minnesota, “Writer’s Corner.” 

Those who cannot attend the program in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here

Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For more information, email info@oremet.org or visit oremet.org.

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