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Books on the Beach 
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 11:00 AM 
End Date/Time: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 3:00 PM
Category: Benefit

 (Newport, RI) - Hadassah Rhode Island invites all members and friends to attend the 8th Annual Books on the Beach Authors Luncheon and Hadassah Medical Organization Fundraiser. Guests will enjoy an afternoon at the breathtaking OceanCliff resort in Newport, RI and meet award-winning authors Rachel Kadish, author of The Weight of Ink and Tova Mirvis, author of The Book of Separation. Marlene Post, Hadassah National Past President, will be a special guest speaker.


Rachel Kadish is the award-winning author of three novels, and teaches in Lesley University’s MFA Program. Her writing has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times. Her recent work, The Weight of Ink, is set in London in the 1660s and in the early twenty-first century. It is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish History. The Weight of Ink is a 2017 National Jewish Book Award winner.


Tova Mirvis holds an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. She is the author of three novels, including a New York Times Bestseller, and her essays have been published in the New York Times and Boston Globe, among others. She has been a Scholar in Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, and a Visiting Scholar at The Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center. Her recent work, The Book of Separation, is a memoir of a woman who leaves her orthodox faith and her marriage and sets out to navigate the terrifying, liberating terrain of a newly map-less world. The Book of Separation is one of O Magazine’s Ten Books to Pick Up Now.


Guests will enjoy a delicious fish or vegetarian meal and will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of the novels.


WHAT: A luncheon and presentation by two award-winning authors

WHERE: OceanCliff, 65 Ridge Road, Newport, RI 02840

WHO: Open to the public

WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

COST: $70 with optional donation

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For questions, contact 401-463-3636 or


Hadassah Northeast (HNE)

Hadassah Northeast encompasses MA, ME, VT, NH, RI, and upper New York state. Hadassah is an American-based volunteer organization that supports medical, educational, environmental and child rescue work in Israel, and offers its more than 300,000 members opportunity for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity. To join Hadassah or learn about upcoming events, contact Hadassah Northeast at 781-455-9055 or For more information, visit

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