GSR: Cong Torat El: Meet the Author Corie Adjmi

Sunday, May 5, 2024    
11:00 am EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

This Program is scheduled on Eastern Time Zone. 

Meet the Author, Corie Adjmi author of The Marriage Box

Sunday, May 5, 2024, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Congregation Torat El
301 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Casey Cohen is a teenage Middle Eastern Jew in 1970s New Orleans.  She gets mixed up with the wrong crowd and when she really gets into trouble, her parents decide to return to their roots in the Orthodox Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn.  Casey’s world is turned upside down as she tries to adjust to new experiences and new friends.  She is at first shocked by the unfamiliar culture but ends up marrying at eighteen, believing she can adjust to the Syrian culture and her husband’s ways.  Ultimately, she is not sure she can integrate the world she grew up in and the world she married into. 

Corie Adjmi is the author of essays and short soties that have appeared in HuffPost, North American Review, Indiana Review, Medium, Motherwell, and Kveller.  Her short story collection, Life and Other Shortcomings,  won multiple awards.

Buy your copy of her book from (to support independent bookstores) or

Pre-Paid $15 per person/$20 at the door or Zoom $10 per screen

A lovely brunch will be served

This ongoing series has been made possible by a grant from the B’nai Sholom/Beth El Foundation.