"And I Didn't Give Up" is Ms. Slochowski's story of personal challenges and how to overcome them. It provides a professional and inspirational insight into the challenges of our lives.
The event, titled "Be Strong and Have Courage" will allow participants to hear Ms. Slochowski's personal story, as well as to purchase the book and have it signed by the author. Books cost $36 and proceeds go towards Emunah Charity.
Wine and cheese will be served, and the couvert is $10 per person. For more details and for directions, please contact Beit David Highland Lakes Shul at 305-935-4140 or visit www.bdhls.org.
About Irene Slochowski
Irene Slochowski Nothmann was born in Lima, Peru on October 17, 1955. The second child of a strong, tight-knit family, she was born like every baby in tears, but lived her life in laughter until the age of 47, when her ever-present smile was replaced with tears of sadness.
From the deepest, darkest hole of the most devastating of experiences, Irene was able to extract from within the strength and resolve that allowed her to transform her life into a model of perseverance in the face of adversity.
A courageous, self-educated woman, Irene turns to her Jewish roots and traditions for answers to what is often incomprehensible, while at the same time drawing from her innermost self the courage to change even the most seemingly difficult situation.
With an open heart, the author candidly shares her struggle to help her daughter, Joanna, on her journey to rebuild her life.
About Beit David Highland Lakes Shul
Beit David Highland Lakes Shul is a growing and vibrant community, an absolutely one-of-its-kind. It boasts membership from all backgrounds, walks of life and nationalities. No matter one’s level of Jewish observance, BDHLS welcomes everyone equally and offers a wonderful place for individuals and families to come participate and experience the passion of Jewish life. What brings everyone together is a common aspiration for warmth, spiritual growth and Jewish pride.
We provide meaningful and inspirational prayer services which are joined by explanations and guidance from the Rabbi. There are ongoing classes and courses – instructed by talented and brilliant scholars – which explore the gamut of Jewish academia. There are a variety of social events, for men, women and the family. There are lots of fun, educational and creative programs for children of all ages.
Our motto is “Always Open”. Our doors are always open to greet new people. Our minds and hearts are always open to learn, experience and celebrate. Whilst we are firmly anchored in the Jewish tradition, we are also boldly innovative, fresh new. We are lovingly committed to prayer, education, meditation, family and festival celebrations, chessed, tikkun-olam, and soul-body health and integration. We are a place to experience life-cycle events, counseling, a home for joy and dancing, and a home for tears and healing. We are proud supporters of the State of Israel.
Beit David Highland Lakes Shul was created in 2003 by a merger of the Highland Lakes Synagogue and the Califorina Club Synagogue, to serve the residents of Highland Lakes, Skylake, and greater Aventura. Beit David is named after Rabbi Dovid Bryn o.b.m, who founded the California Club Shul with love, commitment and courage. His vision and sincerity is inherent throughout the structure of our Shul.
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The Beit David Highland Lakes Shul is a growing and vibrant community. The participants, who are mostly young families, come from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. What brings us together is a shul that is warm and welcoming to all people.