Even the surge in COVID cases is not going to stop the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Dallas (NCJW Dallas) from holding its 109th Birthday Luncheon. It’s still taking place on Friday, January 21, with best-selling author and war photojournalist Deborah Copaken as the featured speaker.
If you have heard about Harvard graduate Deborah, then you know her bio reads like a 21st version of Nellie Bly. From award-winning photography covering the wars in Afghanistan, Israel, Romania, Zimbabwe, the USSR, etc., to being a writer on “Emily in Paris,” author of “Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love And War” and a personal life that is more topsy-turvy than the girls on “Sex in the City,” Deborah is the birthday guest everyone wishes they had.
Just released this past August, her most recent book “Ladyparts” is a witty and honest “memoir of one woman trying to keep it together while her body falls apart.”
But if you’re worried about celebrating the NCJW’s birthday and listening to Deborah because of the pandemic, don’t worry one iota. The in-person status has transitioned to a virtual one. So, if you were hesitant about attending, not to worry. So far, there’s not been one reported case of COVID resulting from a virtual event.
Even if you’ve never tried a virtual event, this one might be the breakthrough occasion. Sign-ups are still available with the event taking place from noon to 1 p.m. this Friday.
* Graphic/photo courtesy of NCJW Greater Dallas