Anne Lowe of Tucson and Elizabeth L. Fox of Boulder, Colorado, will present their recently published books at Hadassah Southern Arizona’s brunch on Sunday, May 5.
In “A Touch of Torah,” Lowe shares reflections on being Jewish as she tries to grasp the intricacies of Torah. Inspired by the talks on the Torah portion she presents at her Conservative synagogue, Lowe covers a variety topics that all have a Jewish connection, from evoking the flavors of Jewish life (pickling green tomatoes, eating candy apples on Simchat Torah) to heartfelt discussions of the Garden of Eden. Along with Divrei Torah, the book includes midrashim (commentary on biblical texts), poems, and stories.
Fox’s book, “We Are Going to Be Lucky,” presents her parents’ World War II love story through the thousands of letters Lenny and Diana Miller sent to each other. Both were first generation Americans, committed to defeating the Nazis and making the world a better place: Diana, a new mother, worked as a machinist and union organizer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, while Lenny trained with the Army in southern Mississippi and fought in some of the most dangerous battles in Europe.
The brunch will begin at 11 a.m. at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. Saint Andrews Drive. The cost is $27 for members and $29 for nonmembers. RSVP by April 30 with a check payable to Hadassah, mailed to Marcia Winick, 7284 Onda Circle, Tucson AZ 85715. For more information, call Winick at 886-9919.