Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Rabbi Harold Kushner

Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of international best sellers and award-winning inspirational and motivational books, is returning to Fort Myers to make a free presentation to the public on Monday, October 18. The event is presented by Hope Hospice.

“Rabbi Kushner’s appearance here last year was a huge success, and we are delighted to host his return at this time,” said Hope Hospice President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. Kushner’s presentation will focus on two of his best-known books, When Bad Things Happen to Good People, and The Lord is My Shepherd. “When tragedy comes into a life or a community, people ask, ‘Why me?’ Rabbi Kushner brings positive and reassuring answers drawn from his own experience,” Beckwith said.

Harold S. Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in the Boston suburb of Natick, Massachusetts, after serving that congregation for twenty-four years. He is best known as the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, an international best seller. The book has been translated into fourteen languages and was recently selected by members of the Book of the Month Club as one of the ten most influential books of recent years.

The late-October event is Hope Hospice’s lead-in to National Hospice Month in November. Books will be available for purchase and the Rabbi will sign them after the presentation.

The presentation, free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, October 18 at 7 PM at the Harborside Event Center.