Women’s Day Luncheon

Benefitting Alper JCC

Alper JCC Book Festival Committee with author: Renee Greenstein, Nadine Barocas, Marcy Levitt, JCC Dir. Of Literary Arts, author Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Cheryl Rosen 2014 Women’s Day Chair, Elaine Katz, Susan Spatzer

Wednesday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m.
The Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive
Coral Gables
305-271-9000, Ext. 268
ASantana@AlperJCC.org

The 34th annual Women’s Day Luncheon featuring Gail Sheehy, author of “Daring: My Passages,” is one of the highlights of the Alper JCC’s Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival. The luncheon and program, set to begin at 11 a.m., follow a morning of boutique shopping that opens at 9:30 a.m. The event is chaired by Cheryl Rosen.

In her memoir, “Daring: My Passages,” Gail Sheehy reveals the obstacles and opportunities encountered when she dared to blaze a trail in a “man’s world.”

She shares the story of her unconventional life as a plucky writer who dared to walk New York streets with hookers and pimps to expose violent prostitution; marched with civil rights protesters in Northern Ireland; and sought out Egyptian’s president Anwar Sadat when he was targeted for death after making peace with Israel.

Women’s Day Luncheon featured speaker Gail Sheehy

Don’t miss hearing this world-renowned writer reflect on her desire, ambition and wanting it all — career, love, children, friends, social significance — but how she learned to wait to put it all together in midlife. Her fascinating story of shattering failures and stunning successes is a testament to resilience, smarts and daring.

Ms. Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestseller “Passages,” named by the Library of Congress one of the ten most influential books of our time.

Women’s Day 2014 is certain to be memorable with this acclaimed author’s engaging presentation, a delicious lunch and fabulous shopping at specialty boutiques. General admission is $60 in advance and $65 after October 15. Patron tickets are available for $75. Call 305-271-9000 ext. 268 or email ASantana@AlperJCC.org for tickets and information. Reservations are required.

A “Literary Circle Friend” receives a ticket to the Women’s Day Luncheon and 2 general admission tickets to ten requested Book Festival events, excluding Ari Shavit. The cost is $180.

About Alper JCC

“Daring: My Passages” book jacket

In addition to providing a safe active environment with classes and programs for all ages, The Alper JCC is home to many high-quality programs recognized for their excellence including the Glen Greenstein Early Childhood Development Center, the After School Program for children and teens, Summer Camp offering local children the opportunity to grow and expand their horizons, The Special Needs Program providing a fun, stimulating and dynamic program for those with cognitive and/or physical disabilities, and a Senior Adult Program providing intellectual and social stimulation for people in their late 70s, 80s and 90s, and a state-of-the art Fitness Center for all to enjoy. The Alper JCC’s mission is to preserve and strengthen the South Dade Jewish community by providing programs and services that are rooted in and promote Jewish values, ethics and traditions and that meet the social, cultural, recreational and educational needs of the South Dade community. Visit www.AlperJCC.org or call 305-271-9000.