Welcome to our returning members and those who have recently joined. I hope you’ve had a pleasant summer.
Now it’s time to get back to intellectual stimulation. Our vice-presidents in charge of learning opportunities have put together a wonderful program of study groups for the coming season. Let me tell you of just the first few.
On Wednesday, Oct. 28 we’ll be airing the film “American Jerusalem: Jerusalem Jews and the Making of San Francis-co.” It’s the story of pioneering Jews who were drawn to California by the Gold Rush and stayed to build a thriving community. Jackie Karlan will facilitate.
On Wednesday, Nov. 4 Bonnie Dropkin will lead a book review of “Invisible City” by Julia Dahl. It’s the story of a woman who was abandoned by her Hassidic mother at birth, and neither she nor her Christian father have heard from her since. She is now a reporter and is called to cover the story of a murdered Hassidic woman. She digs into the Hassidic world, finding it unwelcoming and full of secrets.
In addition to our learning opportunities, we’ll offer special events this season. They include a trip to the Murder on the Beach bookstore in Delray, a Lunch and Learn at Benvenuto’s, our annual Book and Author Luncheon, and live theater at Broward.
I invite you to attend our opening general meeting on Mon-day, Nov. 2. We will feature the Famous Ladies Theater Company, who will present Dear Ann, Dear Abby. It’s an original portrayal of two wise and witty twin sisters who became influential advice columnists in widely syndicated daily newspapers. This meeting will include a celebration of Wellworth’s tenth anniversary.
You will be hearing from us via email as the season goes on, informing you of upcoming events. Until then, examine the Learning Opportunities Program Guide and make your decisions about what interests you. I look forward to seeing you!
Fall 2015 Bulletin Message