A Stand With Us Event
Come hear the stories of 2 inspiring young Israelis - their struggles, their successes, their military struggles and their hopes and dreams. Ask the tough questions, and learn what it is actually like to live in a country that is the subject of so much discussion in the media and on campus.
Open to the public and FREE
October 28 during Saturday morning Shabbos & Kiddush
Woman's Havura Book Club
Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 PM
The book is Sister of Mine, by Sabra Waldfogel. When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret: Mordecai was Rachel s father, too. As the country moved toward war, Adelaide and Rachel struggled to navigate their newfound sisterhood from love and resentment to betrayal and, ultimately, forgiveness. Now, facing these Union soldiers as General Sherman advances nearer, their bond is put to the ultimate test. Will the plantation be spared? Or will everything they've lived for be lost?"