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Saturday, February 29, 2020

(Courtesy of JCC on the Palisades) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is presenting “A Sunday of Strong Women”— a day of laughs, lunch and loads of inspiration on Sunday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., as three strong female authors with unique stories to tell share their ideas. Audacious and tenacious, these women will engage, enlighten and entertain. So, grab a friend and share in a few inspirational hours that will be sure to make us think, laugh and celebrate. Authors include:

  • • Julia Dahl—“Conviction”

A crime reporter for CBSNews.com, Julia Dahl will discuss “Conviction,” a thriller featuring a NYC tabloid reporter who investigates murder in Hasidic communities in New York. The book raises important questions on the issues of community, loyalty and denial.

  • • Daphne Merkin—“This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression”

This memoir details a lifelong journey with depression, an affliction that affects almost 7 percent of the population and likely someone each of us knows. Merkin has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Elle and W.

  • • Amy Silverstein—“My Glory Was I Had Such Friends”

Amy Silverstein will share a compelling story about the great power of female friendship, which saw her through a harrowing medical journey that involved a second heart transplant. Silverstein is an attorney who has served on the Board of the United Network of Organ Sharing and is also the author of “Sick Girl.”

Sign up with friends or come solo. Tickets: $38 JCC members; $46 public. Register at jccotp.org/ssw or call Kathy Graff at 201.408.1454.

Supported in part by the James H. Grossmann Memorial Jewish Book Endowment Fund.