Join Siegal Lifelong Learning for an intimate conversation with Hadassah Lieberman on her newly released memoir, Hadassah: An American Story. Erika Rudin-Luria, president of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, will facilitate this discussion, which will be held Wednesday, June 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Born in Prague to Holocaust survivors, Lieberman and her family immigrated to the United States in 1949. She went on to earn a BA from Boston University in government and dramatics and an MA in international relations and American government from Northeastern University. She built a career devoted largely to public health that has included positions at Lehman Brothers, Pfizer and the National Research Council. After her first marriage ended in divorce, she married Joe Lieberman, a U.S. senator from Connecticut who was the Democratic nominee for vice president with Al Gore and would go on to run for president. In her memoir, Lieberman pens the compelling story of her extraordinary life: from her family’s experience in Eastern Europe to their move to Gardner, Massachusetts; forging her career; experiencing divorce; and, following her remarriage, her life on the national political stage. Lieberman’s moving memoir, which features a foreword by Joe Lieberman and an afterword by Megan McCain, offers insight into her identity as an immigrant, an American Jew, a working woman, and a wife, mother, and grandmother.
Cleveland Jewish News will be the media sponsor for this event and Mandel JCC of Cleveland and Mac’s Backs Books will be the community partners.
This event is free and open to the community. Register to attend.