Mar 3, 2020

Jewish Women’s Foundation to Announce 2020 with Acclaimed Activist and Author Talia Carner

The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of South Palm Beach County will host its 2020 Granting Wishes evening on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. Gathered at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, their guests from all across the Jewish community will be first to learn about JWF’s 2020 grant awards. They’ll also hear from master storyteller, former publisher of Savvy Woman Magazine and accomplished author Talia Carner, whose  most recent historical novel, The Third Daughter, about a shameful chapter in Jewish history, was named Finalist in the 2019 National Jewish Book Council Award’s Jewish Book Club category, and is spurring readers to activism against human trafficking.

“We welcome everyone to celebrate our 2020 grant awards,” said Elaine Abrams, who is co-chairing the evening with Jeanne Fibus. “Like the women in our JWF, our speaker is an activist and humanitarian who gives a voice to those without one. A proud 7th generation Sabra based both locally and in New York, she is a woman unafraid to tackle controversial issues.” (Read about Carner in the Jerusalem Post article: https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/New-novel-The-Third-Daughter-the-Jewish-women-sold-into-sex-slavery-618208)
 
“We are proud of our hands-on JWF philanthropists and the judicious process through which JWF wishes are granted to programs that help women and children achieve social and economic equality in our community and in Israel,” added Jeanne Fibus. “Over sixteen years, our JWF members, called Trustees, have awarded more than $1.3 million. The Trustees, who now number 64, study and select the programs to fund together.” 
 
JWF’s 2019 grants totaled $100,000. Four grants went to projects in Israel, and six were allocated locally to: Levis JCC for a Camp Kavod CIT Program for Young Adults with Special Needs; Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach for its Jewish Learning Fellowship; JARC for Garden Employment Training; PJ Library® and PJ Our Way™ Jewish engagement and literacy programs; Rales Jewish Family Services for Teen Abuse Prevention and March of the Living for its JWF signature program that bonds students with Holocaust survivors.
 
“If you believe in the collective power of women to change the world, you’ll want to learn more about our JWF and celebrate our 2020 grants with us,” said Randee Rubenstein, JWF Chair. “You’ll see how a group of Jewish women in South Palm Beach County works together to bring to life the sacred value of tikkun olam – repairing the world – by empowering Jewish women and children to achieve social and economic equality.” 
 
The Granting Wishes Reception also offers an array of hors d’oeuvres and stations, desserts and wine, with dietary laws observed. The couvert of $100 per person includes valet parking and a signed copy of Carner’s latest novel, The Third Daughter. Temple Beth El is located at 333 SW 4th Avenue, Boca Raton. To register, visit jewishboca.org/grantingwishes or contact Melissa Engelberg at 561.852.3188 or melissae@bocafed.org. 
 
Greenspoon Marder and Gerson, Preston, Klein, Lips, Eisenberg & Gelber are the generous sponsors of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation. Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation/Baptist Health South Florida and Wells Fargo are the 2020 Granting Wishes sponsors, and The Boca Raton Observer is the event’s Exclusive Magazine Sponsor.

Talia Carner
At the heart of Talia Carner lies an activist, a feminist and a humanitarian who gives a voice to those without one. A proud 7th generation Sabra now based in Boca Raton and New York, this acclaimed author is a woman unafraid to tackle controversial issues. 
 
Her psychological suspense novels bring to the forefront indignities and atrocities long ignored, and include Puppet Child, China Doll, Jerusalem Maiden, Hotel Moscow, and the newly published HarperCollins release, The Third Daughter. 
 
Formerly the publisher of Savvy Woman Magazine and a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Talia Carner is a committed supporter of global human rights. She is a board member of HBI–the Jewish Women Research Center at Brandeis University.
 
Her addictions include chocolate, hats, ballet and social justice. Talia is married to Ron Carner, former president of Maccabi USA, and they have four grown children. 
 






Talia Carner’s most recent novel, THE THIRD DAUGHTER, (HarperCollins 2019) is a story about a shameful chapter in Jewish history, inspired by Sholem Aleichem’s short story, “The Man From Buenos Aires,” and is spurring readers to activism against human trafficking. The novel was named Finalist in the 2019 National Jewish Book Council Award in the Book Club category.