Jessica Keith, in conversation with Dr. Aaron Bruce, discusses Saying Inshallah with Chutzpah: A Gefilte Fish Out of Water Story

Author Jessica Keith event details for November 20 at 7pm

Jessica Keith never believed she could walk down an aisle. With crippling anxiety fueled by unpredictable panic attacks, she said, "I can't" so many times she never thought she'd say "I do."

After finally setting a wedding date, to Tyrone, her beau of eight years, Jessica made the impulsive decision to move away, accepting an offer to work for the Consulate of Kuwait in Los Angeles. The culture was unfamiliar territory--with a lot to unpack--she felt lost in translation.

Adrift in life and at work, nothing seemed to go right. When the rabbi refused to perform an interfaith ceremony, and her grandmother warned, "You can't marry a Black man," rather than speak up, Jessica found it easier to bite her tongue. But when she hears on the job, "Jews need not apply," it shatters her faith in herself.

While illuminating the depths of anxiety and love, Jessica must find the resilience it takes to persevere. (Post Hill Press)


Event date: 
Monday, November 20, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
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ISBN: 9798888451007
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Published: Post Hill Press - November 14th, 2023
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