Education Day, sponsored by Northern NJ Region of Hadassah and Women’s Philanthropy of UJC MetroWest will be held on Wednesday, April 6 at the Gebroe Hammer Conference Center, Aidekman JCC Campus, 901 Rt. 10 Whippany, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. The theme of this year’s event is “The Power of Stories.” The keynote speaker is Peninnah Schram, noted Jewish storyteller and author.

Attendees will participate in two breakout sessions, each offering a variety of topics. Speakers at these sessions will cover the following stories: Barbara Wind, director of the Holocaust council of UJC and Gina Lanceter, survivor, discuss the passing on of survivors’ stories; Noga Maliniak, Metro West Schlicha, reviews the impact of IDF service on Israeli women; Edith Sobel, journalist and scholar, discusses the “Miraculous, Manipulative and Mischievous Matriarchs;” Janice Cohn, therapist and author of “The Christmas Menorah”, describes writing personal stories; Rabbi David Greenstein of Congregation Shomrei Emunah, explains “The Greatest Story Ever Told” ; and Bernard Beck author of “The Best Marketing Tool Ever Written”, discusses the Bible.

A kosher box lunch will be provided by Herb N Spice Catering. Cantors Lorna Wallach and Janet Roth will present a musical interlude during lunch. Book signings by the authors, Peninnah Schram, Bernard Beck, and Janice Cohn, will follow the program Tours of the Holocaust exhibit in the Aidekman Atrium can also be arranged after the program. The cost of the event is $36. For reservations, contact the Northern New Jersey region of Hadassah at 973.530.3996

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold. In 1927, the Northern New Jersey Region of Hadassah was formed.  Today, the NNJ Region proudly has 30 chapters, spans six New Jersey counties and parts of Staten Island, and has more than 11,000 members.