27 2015

JFS: Joshua Safran: The Inspiring Unconventional Journey

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Cooper Creek Event Center 4040 Cooper Road
Blue Ash, OH 45241

Jewish Family Service brings to town Joshua Safran to share his harrowing, yet wryly funny story of his unconventional journey from being born to a coven of lesbian witches, to his hitchhiking childhood with his flower-child mother seeking utopia, to surviving the elements and a violent alcoholic stepfather before finally finding his way to law school and becoming an Orthodox Jew.
Safran is an attorney, writer, occasional rabbi, and a sought‐after speaker who has inspired audiences nationwide. His critically acclaimed memoir, FREE SPIRIT: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid, is going to be made into a movie. As a nationally recognized advocate for survivors of domestic violence and the wrongfully imprisoned, he was featured in the award-winning documentary Crime After Crime, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Safran’s compelling story has been seen around the world on PBS, CBS, FOX, and Authors@Google; and heard on the BBC, NPR, PRX, CBS Radio and Talkline. 
Joshua Safran: The Inspiring Unconventional Journey of a Warlock, Writer and Rabbi is free and open to the community. Register online at jfscinti.org/joshua-safran-speaker