August 2020 Bulletin

 


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We all need some humor in these troubled times. 😄

A note from the editor:

Perilous times. The pandemic, lethal acts of bigotry and economic devastation impact us all. Unlike past summers, Mal and I are publishing summer issues of our NCJW Bulletin. This is in response to members’ voices who see the Bulletin as providing a meaningful conduit to stay connected with our NCJW COMMUNITY.  Sharing experiences has the power to validate our feelings. Having updates on the work of our Section can provide awareness and reassurance to our members of our determination and capacity to carry out our mission of addressing today’s most urgent social and economic challenges facing women, children and families.

Harriet Gran

National Council of Jewish Women

Greater Philadelphia Section

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – 2:00 PM –ZOOM EVENT

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR OPENING PROGRAM

FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DR. IRA SPECTOR

In these trying times, when many pharmaceutical companies are desperately working to develop a Corona virus vaccine, we welcome Dr. Ira Spector, CEO of SPA Therapeutics Inc., a development-stage bio-pharmaceutical startup company focused on a new advancement in the treatment of chronic inflammatory disease.  Dr. Spector has over 25 years of experience in drug and medical device development. He managed one of the world’s largest adult vaccine trials and helped develop over 34 approved drugs.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PROGRAM, WE WILL:

BE HONORING OUR BOARD’S OUTGOING CO-PRESIDENTS —

BARBARA NUSSBAUM AND CINDI PASCERI,

THANKING OUR OUTGOING OFFICERS

 and   INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS

THANK YOU TO CAROL ARONOFF FOR SPONSORING THIS PROGRAM,

IN HONOR OF OUR NEW OFFICERS

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TO JOIN US

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Questions?  Call Char Kurland (215) 805-3006, Patti First (215)-470-1560, Donna Bader (856) 303-9616




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 Afternoon Book Club

During the pandemic, our group has continued to meet via Zoom.  Thank you to Anita Shomer for moderating our June book discussion on Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult and Judy Fried for moderating our July book discussion on American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

Our next Zoom meeting is Thursday, August27 at 1:30pm.

  Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

         Moderator:  Sandy Fryer

For more information, contact Susan Brooks

at 215-542-0712 or seamcrazy@verizon.net

 

Evening Book Club

Thank you to Nancy Fagan for setting up our Zoom meetings and thank you to Susan Horwitz for leading our discussion for our June Meeting.

Book Club Schedule

July 28 The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Album  (Moderator:  Barb Auerbach)

August 18 A Woman of No Importance:The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by  Sonia Purnell   (Moderator:  Tammy Hertzbach?)

September 22 The Giver of Stars byJojo Moyes (Faith Edelman)

October 20 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Moderator:  Joan Sax)

November 17 The Splendid and the Vile:A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson (Moderator:  Rebecca Landau)

December 15 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (Moderator:  Lee Tonik)

January 19 Nora Webster by Colm Toibin (Moderator:  Harriet Gran)

February 23 The Huntress by Kate Quinn (Moderator:  Nancy Fagan)

March 23 American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins   (Moderator:  TBA)

All Meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

 

Center City Book Group

Our next Zoom meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 9th at 7:30 P.M.

Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Leader Gwen Freedman)

Fall/Winter Book Group Schedule

Oct. 14.         The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (Leader Etta Nissman)

Nov. 11          The Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. (Leader Michelle Rose)

Dec. 9.           The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Leader Helene Sternberg)

Jan. 13.          Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (Leader Audrey Block)

Feb. 10          The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyew (Leader Eleanor Levie)

Center City residents interested in a Book Group

Contact Audrey Block – ablock1919@comcast.net or 215-688-0094

 

 

Who are these masked women? Members of NCJW Philadelphia Section who donated household items for Dawn’s Place on Wednesday, July 15 at Wegmans in  Warrington.

Left to right, Lynne Jacobs, Linda Brosgol, Aileen Salus, Barb Nussbaum, Amy Beitman and Susan Horwitz