Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood invites you to join us for the first meeting of the New Year, a presentation by Merle Nudelman, a lawyer, poet and educator. The meeting is January 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel House at Sun Lakes. Merle has published four books of poetry with Guenica Editions in Canada. Borrowed Light, her first collection, won the 2004 Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry. Merle’s books and poems have garnered prizes and have appeared in literary and educational journals, anthologies, and zines. Merle leads workshops on creative writing and on healing through words. She is currently working on a book of non-fiction. She is also poetry editor of the literary journal Parchment.
Merle will be speaking on Metamorphosis: Insight and Change Through Poetry and what the connection is between creative expression, loss and healing. Merle will speak about why she began to write poems and the power of the creative process to open new paths of compassion, understanding and peace with what was and with what is. She will unpack the profound gifts that this work has brought to her as she expressed and honored her family’s experience both during the Holocaust and after.
We would also like to remind you that the deadline to join us for Card Party on February 2 is fast approaching – January 15. If you haven’t already made your reservations, it’s time to do so.
As always, donations for Toys from the Heart are always appreciated. Donations, as well as dues payments ($30 now) can be sent to Phyllis at 3495 E. County Down Dr., Chandler, 85249.