Dr. Ernest H. Adams
FROM GHETTO TO GHETTO: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN JOURNEY TO JUDAISM      "...now I am part of a Tradition and People that leaves no doubt that I am truly accepted as an ordinary man, a black man, and yes, a Jewish man."
Author Appearances

Book Launch Event

6:30 - Meet the Author Talk

7:30 - Book Signing and Reception

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The JCC in Manhattan

334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street, New York, N.Y. 10023


Alma Tikkun

An all night happening of arts and study

Thurs, May 28, 2009 10pm-5am

From Ghetto to Ghetto and Beyond - A talk and reading by Ernest Adams at 11:15 pm.

JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th street

www.jccmanhattan.org for a complete line up of artists and speakers




A conversation between Ernest H. Adams, author of From Ghetto to Ghetto: An African American Journey to Judaism, and Louis Ferrante, author of Unlocked: The Life and Crimes of a Mafia Insider.


Sponsored by Jewish Week


Tuesday June 30th  @ 7 PM   At Congregation Rodeph Sholom,  7 West 83rd Street, followed by reception and book signing.


Louis Ferrante, a former member of the Mafia, spent nine years in Federal and State Prisons. During his incarceration he began a journey of redemption. He read voraciously and explored various faiths, including Islam and Buddhism. Born into an Italian Catholic family, after reading Torah and Jewish philosophers, Judaism appealed to his spirit and soul. When released from prison, his conversion to Judaism completed and complemented his journey.




Registration is suggested: events@jewishweek.org



Guest Speaker at: Young Israel of Long Beach


Saturday July 4, 2009 @ 5:30


A conversation with Ernest about his journey to Judaism


Relevant excerpts from his book will be highlighted



The fall and winter book tour is sponsored by the Jewish Book Council


*** Appearance not sponsored by the JBC



Colgate University in Hamilton, New York


Diversity Week:  September 14 to 20, 2009

Theme: Diversity and Race in the Twenty-first Century


Ernest will speak about Diversity and Race based on his life as chronicled in his memoir: From Ghetto to Ghetto: An African American Journey to Judaism


Date: September 15

Time: 7 P.M.



Hillel at the State University of New York, Albany


Date: October 26th

Time: 7 PM  



Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Plaindome, New York   ***


Date: October 30

Time: 8 PM


The Marilyn and Marvin Simon Family JCC in Virginia Beach, Virginia


Book Fair

Date: November 4

Time: 7 PM


Hillel at the University of Minnesota


Guest Speaker for Shabbat


Date: November 6

Time: 7 PM


Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul Area


Book Fair

Date: November 7

Time: 7:30


The 15th Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair


Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center


Date: November 8, Family Day

Time: 3:30 PM


Jewish Community Center of Houston, Texas


Jewish Book and Arts Fair

Date: November 9

Time: 6:15 PM



The JCC in Manhattan


Date: November 10

Time: 7 PM


Samuel G. Freedman, Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, religion columnist for the New York Times, and award-winning author, will interview Ernest about the writing of his book, his childhood in Harlem, and his life as a Jew.


Memphis Jewish Community Center, Memphis Tennessee


Date: November 17

Time: 7 PM


Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Georgia


Book Fair

Date: November 22

Time: 10 AM






B'nai Torah Congregation, Boca Raton, Florida


Date: March 10

Time: 7:30 PM


Temple Israel, Great Neck, New York


Date: March 12, 2010

Time: 6:30 PM


Interview, Israel National Radio: The Tamar Yonah Show

May 2, 2010 8:30 EST


Elmont Jewish Center, Elmont, New York

Date: May 10, 2010

Time: 8 PM

The Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton, New York


 Date: August 12, 2010
 Time: 7:30 PM             


For upcoming tour dates check back here

If you want Ernest to make a personal appearance, give a reading or lecture, mail to: eha@ernesthadams.com or call: 917-751-5394