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Hachnossos Kallah of Greater Miami to Hold Benefit Tea

Friday, February 10th, 2012

South Florida’s Lana Ditchek Goldberg Hachnossos Kallah will observe its 28th anniversary with a delightful evening featuring Israeli singing sensation Rachel Factor. The women-only event will include delicious sushi, dessert buffet, coffee bar, boutique and raffle prizes.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 21, at The Shul of Bal Harbour, 9540 Collins Avenue in Surfside. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

This year’s honoree is Barbara Dahav, well known for her many acts of chesed throughout the South Florida community. She has served Hachnossos Kallah of Greater Miami since its inception and is treasurer of the group.

Hachnossos Kallah enables young couples needing financial help to have weddings they can remember with pride. The organization also provides aid in setting up a Jewish home. This is an expensive undertaking that many cannot afford.

The annual Hachnossos Kallah event provides a unique opportunity to ensure that Jewish newlyweds begin their marriage with dignity and simcha. Locals and visitors are invited to participate.

General admission is $36; Sponsors, $50; Patrons $100; Supporters, $180; Benefactors, $250; Silver Benefactors, $360; Gold benefactors, $500; and Diamond Benefactors $2,500 and up.

For more information about the event or the work of Hachnossos Kallah, call Judy Mayberg at 305-534-8635.

True Stories Of Bright Stars On Earth – Like The Stars Of The Heavens

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007


True Stories Of Bright Stars On Earth -


Like The Stars Of The Heavens


By Helen Zegerman Schwimmer


 


 


         Like The Stars Of The Heavens is a book that shines almost as brightly as the very stars in heaven. Written by Helen Zegerman Schwimmer, who just might be the brightest star of all, the book takes us through the lives of close to 50 incredible people while telling us Helen’s own life story.

 

         Helen was born in the St. Ottilien displaced persons camp in Germany to two holocaust survivors, shortly after the end of the Second World War. Her story is fascinating in and of itself, but she doesn’t just focus on herself. She weaves the story of so many others into this charming book.

 

         Each chapter is just a few pages long and I thought I would read one or two chapters at a time. But I found that I didn’t want to put the book down, so I read one more chapter and then just one more after that. Helen has a gift for writing and my eyes were often filled with tears as I read. Perhaps it is because she puts so much of her heart into the book.

 

         A few of the stories in this book originally appeared in The Jewish Press under Helen’s byline, but I read them again as if it were the first time. The people profiled in this book are as diverse as “Foolproof Rugelach” is from intricate heart surgery, but you will read about both. The stories about mystery writer Rochelle Krich, actress Rachel Factor and Rebbetzin Esther Winner are alongside those of heart surgeon Dr. Richard Golinko and cutting edge research scientist Dr. Judah Folkman, to name a few. One minute we are experiencing the Holocaust and its aftermath, and then we are on Wall St. with computer mogul Akiva Shapiro. The amazing thing is how Helen manages to tell all of these stories, and her own, so compellingly.

 

         Over more than 45 years, The Jewish Press has helped many writers gain experience and name recognition, but rarely has the paper been credited. Helen Schwimmer is an exception. She takes the Jewish ethic of “Makir Tov” (acknowledging something done on one’s behalf) seriously. And her very funny first chapter is a wonderful example of this trait as well as a good introduction to the book.

 

         Like the Stars of the Heavens will make a wonderful Chanukah (or anytime) gift for everyone…men, women, teenagers and yourself. It can be purchased on line from: Amazon.com or chosencouture.com.

 

         It is also available at select bookstores: at Eichlers in Brooklyn and at West Side Judaica and Levine’s in Manhattan.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/true-stories-of-bright-stars-on-earth-like-the-stars-of-the-heavens/2007/11/14/

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