1 2022

Accidental Gangster: Dutch Schultz and Me

6:45PM - 7:45PM  

VIRTUAL Program Jewish Federation of the Berkshires 196 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Rabbi Daveen Litwin

Via Zoom. Register for link HERE.

“Accidental Gangster” is based on true events—Join Harriet Goodman Grayson as she shares tales of her grandfather Goldy and great grandfather’s days of running booze for Jewish Gangster Dutch Schultz through the Rockaways.  Relive the madcap days of prohibition through the story of a fisherman recruited by Schultz to help him transport booze as he walked a thin tightrope avoiding both the federal police as well as rival gangs.

Learn how an ordinary man became involved in a criminal network. Familiar names from the era are part of the story. There's the East Side contingent of Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano as well as the Brownsville Boys, hired killers.

Harriet is an accomplished writer of non-fiction and fiction having published academic papers, been a columnist for a woman's monthly as well as writing a column on small business for a newspaper syndicate.  Under the pen name Anastasia Goodman, she writes the Sasha Perlov Mystery Series.

Purchase the book here and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the local Bookstore in Lenox.