Jewish Book Council

Thank you so much for inviting me to speak to your group!

I hope you will enjoy this super-secret page that contains tons of content, carefully curated just for you. You'll find a special Reader's Guide, created for my Jewish readers, a deleted scene from the book, Sylvia's Passover Brisket recipe, and tons of fun links about the book and the process of writing it. 

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Reader's Guide

Brenda has created a special Reader's Guide just for her Jewish Book Council readers. Click below to get the secret Reader's Guide!

Spot the plagues!

Each of the ten plagues are manifested in the book. Did you notice them as you were reading? Click below to find all ten!

Deleted scene

Not every scene makes the final version of the book.... 

Click below to read two short scenes about Alan.


THE DINNER PARTY is Rabbi-approved! Click here read Rabbi Brian Schuldenfrei's letter about Brenda's book! "Without forgiveness, we will always be slaves."


See, we told you that Brenda's mom was excited about US Weekly!

See, we told you that Brenda's mom was excited about US Weekly!


Such a proud moment to see the book covering the window at Corner Bookstore!

Such a proud moment to see the book covering the window at Corner Bookstore!

Some links you'll love!

Were you curious about the story behind the book?

What happened when Brenda tried to create a perfect Seder, just like Sylvia Gold? 

Make a perfect Passover Brisket, just like Sylvia (and the Pioneer Woman)!

Hear Brenda talk about the book on KSCJ!

Hear Brenda talk about the book on Reading with Robin!

Brenda talks Passover prep and family tradition with Jewish Food Experience.

Brenda talks meddling mothers and life lessons on Momtrends.

Brenda talks about family dynamics and finding your bliss on Bliss, Beauty and Books.

Brenda's mom is still kvelling over this lovely review in Newsday.

But her mom was way more excited to see Brenda's book featured in US Weekly!