20 2019

Choosing Joy. Alzheimer's: A Book of Hope

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation program will be held at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents:
Knosh & Knowledge
Choosing Joy. Alzheimer's:  A Book of Hope

Join author Helene Berger as she shares the mistakes and the successes that allowed her and her husband to build the best life possible in the face of a terrible illness.  Helene's personal journey to stay positive after her husband's diagnosis offers concrete guidance and delivers a message of hope, joy and support to all who must make the journey as a caregiver for a loved one facing any type of debilitating condition, or the challenge of aging.

Helene Berger has held top leadership positions in local, state, and national organizations devoted to Jewish, educational, and women’s issues. She has served for over forty years on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation (GMJF), a position she still occupies. She also served for two years as President of the GMJF Women’s Department and two terms as President of the Miami Central Agency for Jewish Education (now renamed the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education). On the national level she has served: two years as the National Chair of the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA); two years on the Council of Jewish Federations Board and Executive Committee (now merged into Jewish Federations of North America, JFNA); and over twenty-five years on the board of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, holding various leadership positions. Choosing Joy is her first book. Helene is a long time resident of the Berkshires and is active in the Jewish community here.

Program only is free. $11 includes lunch following program. Advanced prepaid lunch reservations are required by Thursday, September 19 before noon by calling 413-442-4360, ext. 10 or