29 2020

Women's Philanthropy Lunch & Learn

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley 702 N. 22nd Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Contact Stephanie Smartschan

$ Cost $ 12.00

Join Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation for a Lunch & Learn program.

Cantor Barbara Ostfeld, who at age 22 became the first woman ordained as a cantor in 3,000 years of Jewish history, will talk about her personal journey and her new book.

In her memoir, "Catbird: The Ballad of Barbi Prim," the world meets an insightful, opinionated 8-year-old growing up plump, nerdy and Jewish in a Chicago suburb. Three things make her happy: singing, reading books, and going to temple. Ridicule makes her afraid to open her mouth, even though she really can sing. But she persists, and with her awkwardness, anxiety, and fear in tow, embarks on an imperfect but continuing metamorphosis to become the strong, well-coifed heroine of her own story.

Her talk, "Rare Birds & Birds of a Feather," will focus on the book's themes of recovery and psychological well-being.

$12 for lunch and program. RSVP to 610-821-5500 or mailbox@jflv.org or register here.

Sponsor: Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley