Ted Blum, Calculated Risks

Thu. Feb 8, 2024 at 7:30pm EST
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Ted Blum, Calculated Risks

A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents Ted Blum, Calculated Risks

In Conversation with Rabbi Ron Segal, Senior Rabbi at Temple Sinai

Author Talk, Q & A & Book Signing


Calculated Risks is the inspirational story of one family's journey to the United States in the early twentieth century to escape persecution and seek a better life.

Meet Henry, a World War I prisoner of war; Martin, whose intuition and resourcefulness facilitated his family's escape from the clutches of the Nazis; Eva, who navigated a journey rife with fear, loss, and trauma in her quest for safety; and Edward, a dedicated family archivist and the son of immigrant parents, who diligently preserved their stories, legacies, and memories for generations to come.

Some people face extraordinary and daunting challenges. For Ted Blum's grandparents, it required rising above adversity and embarking on a journey that would change everything. With the backdrop of Europe and the turmoil of World War II, Blum takes his readers on a journey of courage and determination that changed their lives and the those of their future generations.


Ted Blum is an accomplished lawyer, business leader, and community volunteer. In his debut book, Ted shares his family's inspirational and timeless stories of heartache, survival, and hope. A product of Hungarian Jewish immigrants, he explores how the legacy of our ancestors shapes us into the people we are meant to be. Ted lives in Atlanta with his wife of more than thirty years, Leah. Together they have three grown children, Josh, Abby, and Evan, and a wonderful daughter-in-law, Michelle.


Rabbi Ron Segal joined the Temple Sinai clergy in July 1996. During his twenty-six years in Atlanta, Rabbi Segal has served on the boards of numerous Jewish and interfaith organizations, and he is an alum of Leadership Atlanta. Rabbi Segal was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in recognition of twenty-five years in the rabbinate.  He and his wife Jill Greenman Segal are the proud parents of two adult sons, Adam and Benjamin.

Books will be available for purchase from our partner bookseller, A Cappella Books.

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Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta 5342 Tilly Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30338