Mother’s Day Gift: Share Story Of Inspirational Jewish Woman In Your Life


Staff report

Have an influential woman in your life that you want to recognize?

Just in time for Mother’s Day, you can partake in the Boca Beach Chabad’s new “Women of Valor: Sharing Stories, Celebrating Lives” program.

The program features a tribute book and website designed to celebrate, share and gift the stories of Jewish women who inspire and build their families and community.

“In the fractured world in which we live, we need to hear the voices, life experiences and insight of women today more than ever before,” said Rabbi Ruvi New, Director and Spiritual Leader of Boca Beach Chabad.

The 100-page tribute book will be edited by Lieba Rudolph and designed by interior designer and artist Alexandra Karram. Karram’s late mother Miriam, whose legacy was the impetus behind the project, is also featured in the Woman of Valor Tribute Book.

Karram’s husband Doug Feuring said, “Dedicating a page is an extraordinary opportunity to do something we rarely are able to do: truly recognize and celebrate the very meaningful women who have impacted our lives in such positive ways. We all have powerfully benefited from one or more women who have helped shape our lives and who we are today. There often aren’t many ways to give voice to the lives of such women outside of our own families — but inclusion in the ‘Women of Valor’ book does just that; it’s a beautiful gesture of love and gratitude.”

Other featured Women of Valor to date include Sybil Silver, Founder of the Jewish Heritage Foundation, and Chaya Shuman, the beloved mother of Charles Shuman.

“Every woman has a story waiting to be told, and being included among Women of Valor is a gift of appreciation that lasts a lifetime and beyond,” said Ahuva New, co-director of the Boca Beach Chabad. “These stories spread the light of Jewish women via their experiences and highlight what is extraordinary about each of our mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters, aunts, cousins and friends.”

The project was kicked off in March. Mayor Scott Singer proclaimed March 12 as “Women of Valor” Day.

Book submissions may be made online until June 2. Web submissions cost $250, a one page spread costs $900 and a two page spread cost $1,800. The book will then be made available for purchase.

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