Local author, historian and Hadassah member Betty Hoffman is hosting a book signing at Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs on September 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., 973 Farmington Avenue, in West Hartford Center to benefit HADASSAH. Betty N. Hoffman, Ph.D. (Anthropology) has conducted oral histories in and written extensively about the Greater Hartford Jewish community for more than twenty years. All five of her books will be featured, including her two most recent releases, A History of Jewish Connecticut: Mensches, Migrants and Mitzvahs and her new children’s book about the holocaust: Liberation: Stories of Survival from the Holocaust. Betty will be speaking about her books at 6:00 p.m. Scrumptious hors d’oeuvres will be generously provided by Barcelona Restaurant, along with complimentary drink coupons for all in attendance!
All of Betty’s books will be available for purchase. Dr. Hoffman and Lyn Evans will be donating a percentage of their proceeds from the evening’s event to HADASSAH, which is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. For more information, please contact Lyn Evans at 860-232-5241, firstname.lastname@example.org, or friend them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/LynEvansPotpourriDesigns.
HADASSAH, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. Founded in 1912, Hadassah retains the passion and timeless values of its founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, who was dedicated to Judaism, Zionism, and the American ideal. In the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs, promotes health awareness, and provides personal enrichment and growth for its members.
Lyn Evans is a specialty women’s boutique providing unique clothing and accessories for women of all ages. For over 33 years, their talented team of dedicated stylists has been in the business of wardrobing women “for all your lifestyles” all across the New England area. Lyn Evans has made it a priority to get involved in the communities they serve. Lyn and her busy staff give back to the community through a combination of fundraisers, fashion shows and charity events throughout the year.