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Women’s Philanthropy Connections 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Congregation Agudat Achim
2117 Union Street
Schenectady, NY

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Featuring Phyllis Chesler, Author of An American Bride in Kabul, A Memoir

Dinner & dessert reception by As You Like It Caterers

Advance book purchase available now (see registration below)

Twenty years old and in love, Phyllis Chesler embarked on an adventure that lasted more than a half-century. Shortly after arriving in Afghanistan with her Afghan bridegroom, the authorities took away her American passport, and she became the property of her husband’s family. Chesler found herself trapped.

Drawing upon personal diaries, Chesler recounts her ordeal, the nature of gender apartheid, and her new family’s attempts to convert her from Judaism to Islam. Chesler nearly died, but managed to escape and return to America.

Dr. Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at City University of New York, a Fellow at Middle East Forum and at the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy. A bestselling author, legendary feminist leader, and retired psychotherapist, she is the author of 16 books, including the landmark classic Women and Madness.

An American Bride in Kabul won a 2013 National Jewish Book Award. Her latest book, The New Anti-Semitism was published by Gefen in December, 2014. Gefen will publish another of her books in May, 2015: Living History: On The Front Lines for Israel and the Jews, 2003-2015.

She may be reached through her website

Both books will be for sale courtesy of the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza. Dr. Chesler will be signing books at the event. 

Minimum gift of $180 to the Federation/Israel campaign. During the evening, you will have the opportunity to privately make your 2015 gift



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