UJA-JCC Greenwich Presents: Annual Women’s Education Symposium on Wednesday, March 27 at Greenwich Reform Synagogue
The 2019 Women’s Education Symposium is a celebration of life-long Jewish learning and a morning with remarkable women and authors as this year’s esteemed speakers. We are pleased to announce that Susie Orman Schnall, author of The Subway Girls, will be joining us.
Angela Himsel – A River Could Be a Tree: A Memoir
How does a woman who grew up in rural Indiana as a fundamentalist Christian end up a practicing Jew in Jew York? Angela's unlikely path from a doomsday childhood cult to a committed Jewish life winds through the major events of the 1970s and '80s with warmth, humor and a host of religious and philosophical insights.
Susie Orman Schnall – The Subway Girls
In 1949 Brooklyn, Charlotte Friedman is an ambitious 20-year-old Jewish college senior. Her dream career in advertising is shattered when her father demands she work for the family business. Meanwhile, Charlotte is swept into the glamorous world of the Miss Subways contest, which promises irresistible opportunities with its Park Avenue luster and local fame status. But when her new friend, the intriguing and gorgeous fellow-participant Rose, does something unforgivable, Charlotte must make a heart-wrenching decision that will change the lives of those around her forever.
Dawn Raffel – The Strange Case of Dr. Couney
Hear the bracing tale of how a mysterious immigrant "doctor" became the savior of premature babies by placing them in incubators in World's Fair side shows, on Coney Island and in Atlantic City. How this turn-of-the-20th-century emigre transformed infant care against the grain of both the medical establishment and the vogue of eugenics is a true miracle of modern medicine.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Yvette Manessis Corporon will not be able to attend.
Co-sponsored by the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford and the Jewish Book Council.
Co-chaired by Vivienne Braun and Kim Sands; Honorary Chair Joan Mann.
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Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 92 Orchard Street, Greenwich