Thursday, October 19, 2017 Riverpark: 450 East 29th Street “Through Shapiro’s grace and instruction, she makes the reader share her unswerving belief that the act of writing can transform and shape our vision of ourselves and of the world.” — Salon If you missed last year’s luncheon — and our great speaker Ann Hood — we highly suggest you attend this one! Dani Shapiro is a Jewish feminist writer, who studied with noted author Grace Paley, and is the bestselling author of four memoirs and five novels. Her recent book, Hourglass, is a “searing narrative, a love story through-and-through.” It’s about her 18 year marriage to “M,” who traded his career as a successful war correspondent for one as a struggling screenwriter, so that she wouldn’t have to worry about him being on the battlefield. The venue, Riverpark, is owned by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, and serves organic, farm-to-table recipes at a gorgeous location overlooking the East River.
$150 — Individual ticket; $200 — Patron ticket and donation to NCJW NY; $250 — Benefactor ticket and a signed copy of Dani’s new book; $500 — Underwriter ticket, a signed book, and entry to a cocktail reception with Dani in the evening following the luncheon. | Register on the back page of the Bulletin
CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIPPY Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM The Interchurch Center | 475 Riverside Drive, NYC | 212-870-2200 Join us for a celebration marking the 25th Anniversary of NCJW NY’s collaboration with BronxWorks. At the heart of the success of this fruitful collaboration is the tremendous dedication of educators at BronxWorks, and the support of a caring cadre of committed activists at NCJW NY. Following a light brunch you will hear current and past organizational leaders and both parents and kids who have been participants in the HIPPY program reminisce and reflect on 25 exciting years of the fruitful collaboration between NCJW NY and BronxWorks. There will also be an inspiring video presentation celebrating the legacy of Dr. Avima Lombard who first developed HIPPY in Israel.We look forward to productive future results for children and their families as we continue to partner and keep HIPPY thriving. To RSVP, contact Naomi at email@example.com or 646.884.9461