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Lunch & Book Discussion with Dani Shapiro

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 17 Tishrei 5780

12:00 PM - 1:30 PMBeth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117


Beth El Temple Women’s Network
proudly presents

Lunch and Book in the Sukkah
with author


and her new book

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy,

Paternity, and Love

in conversation with Marilyn Rothstein 

@ The Beth El Sukkah
Event price: $18 for Women’s Network members, $25 non-Women’s Network members* (*It’s not too late to join Beth El’s Women’s Network- dues are $30/year)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Registration MUST be received by 5pm TUESDAY, October 8.

Books are now available for purchase for $20 in the Beth El office 2. Please consider purchasing your book through Beth El as your purchase helps support Women’s Network and this event.

“What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us? In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history–the life she had lived–crumbled beneath her. Inheritance is a book about secrets–secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman’s urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in–a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.”


Registration for the event closed at 5pm on Tuesday, October 8th. Please note: no walk-ins can be accepted.

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