Women of Valor to be honored

Women of Valor to be honored

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR Francine Klagsbrun will be guest speaker at JCC MetroWest’s second annual Women of Valor brunch on Friday, Dec. 7, 9:30-noon at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange.

Four leaders — Barbara Birnbaum of Livingston, Annette Littman of West Orange, Leslie Dannin Rosenthal of South Orange, and Jessica Wolff of Randolph — will be honored for their dedication to the JCC and the Jewish community.

Klagsbrun is the author of more than a dozen books, including “The Fourth Commandment: Remember the Sabbath Day,” “Married People: Staying Together in the Age of Divorce,” and “Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel,” which received the 2017 National Jewish Book Award/Everett Family Foundation Book of the Year.

Klagsbrun was also the editor of “Free to Be… You and Me” and is a regular columnist for The New York Jewish Week, a contributing editor to Lilith, and is on the editorial board of Hadassah magazine. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, and Ms. magazine.

Ticket prices begin at $125; an autographed copy of one of Klagsbrun’s works is included with purchase. Visit jccmetrowest.org/womenofvalor.

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