|Books and Authors|
Hadassah North Shore Chapter
Recently, two hundred people attended Hadassah North Shore Chapter's annual Book & Author Luncheon at the Highland Park Country Club, where $2000 was raised for medical research at Hadassah.
The guest speaker was Goldie Goldbloom, award-winning author and professor at Northwestern University. She spoke of her life and the people she knew while living in Australia, which influenced her into writing the book The Paperbark Shoe. The audience wasmost interested in her accounting of events and family history when during World War IIItalian prisoners of war were sent to Australia to be laborers.
The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Chapter of Hadassah
The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Chapter of Hadassah recently held a book group event at Temple Judah. While enjoying coffee and snacks, the participants discussed The Gifts of the Jews by Thomas Cahill. The participants felt that the book was very interesting in that it re-created a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today. The Gifts of the Jews reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Based on compelling stories, insights and humor they also discussed the real significance of such Biblical figures as Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Pharaoh, Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah.
The Rhode Island Chapter of Hadassah
The Rhode Island Chapter of Hadassah celebrated Hadassah's 100th birthday on Tuesday, August 14, with a "Books on the Beach" book-and-author fundraiser luncheon at the Atlantic Beach Club in Newport. Guest speakers were Harvard faculty members Jerome Groopman M.D. and Pamela Hartzband, M. D. The husband and wife team spoke about their book,Your Medical Mind – How to Decide What is Right For You.