Because of some conflicts with scheduling, our Hadassah Book Club has been invited to participate in the Rosh Chodesh meeting at Heska Amuna, then hold our book club meeting afterwards at Heska Amuna. All of Hadassah is invited to the Rosh Chodesh meeting as well as spouses and significant others if interested. I am including the information on the Rosh Chodesh program
ROSH CHODESH SIVAN
Onat Heska Amuna Synagogue, Heska Amuna Women’s League will host Rosh Chodesh Sivan.
All are invited to enjoy a light dinner and a chance to hear from Erica Zuckerman, an official from “Support the Girls”—http://
isupportthegirls.org—a wonderful organization helping women who are homeless, fleeing domestic violence, or who are refugees by supplying bras, underclothes, and sanitary products.
“ . . . each month (these women) have to make a choice between paying for meals or buying a box of tampons.
Every woman should have the ability to maintain her dignity! This is our mission- to restore dignity and self-respect to women.”
Everyone is invited! There is no charge but donations of items or money will gratefully be accepted by Support the Girls. RSVP to the Heska Amuna office for dinner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Peggy Littmann (email@example.com)
The selection for May is Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds.
Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children’s father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better mother, but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use.
When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.
Rich with Ward’s distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first century America. It is a majestic new work from an extraordinary and singular author.