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Sunday, January 20 • 10:15am - 11:30am
From Cairo to Kindle: Jewish Identity, Values, and Books

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David Naggar’s parents came to this country via Europe from Egypt, living in residences that now house ambassadors. The world they lived in ended in 1956 when the Jews were expelled by Nasser, with no choice but to restart their lives elsewhere. In many ways a typical Jewish story, from his upbringing in New York City to a career in publishing to the past eight years at Amazon, where he now leads the global Kindle Books team, David will share his story, how it shaped him as a person and a Jew, and explore the common threads in many Jewish families.

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David Naggar

David Naggar was born in NYC to Jewish immigrant parents who were both born in Egypt, but whose families no longer found themselves welcome there after the events of Suez in 1956. He grew up in New York and began a career in book publishing at Warner Books in 1986. In 2009, David... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am PST