Meet Critically Acclaimed Author and Activist, Letty Cottin Pogrebin on Sunday, March 9

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 By: Johnna Freud

Letty Cottin Pogrebin will speak about her latest book, How To Be A Friend To A Friend Who's Sick, at the Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry on Sunday March 9 at 10:00 AM.  This program, sponsored by Sisterhood GHC, is open to all and is free of charge. Books will be available for sale and signing. (Cash or checks only.) Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online at

Everyone knows someone who is sick or suffering, yet many of us feel uncertain about how to cope. Throughout her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty Pogrebin became intrigued by her friends’ and family’s diverse reactions to her and her illness. She talked to veterans of serious illness, seeking to discover what sick people wished their friends knew (and were surprised they didn’t know) about how to comfort, help, and even simply talk to them. Now Pogrebin has distilled their collective insights and ideas into this compendium of guidance, pragmatic tips, and usable wisdom.  A founding editor and writer for Ms. Magazine, Pogrebin is also the author of ten books and two memoirs and has been a leader in many social justice causes.  She served two terms as President of The Authors Guild, a national organization dedicated to the protection of writers’ copyright and contract rights; and two terms as Chair of the Board of Americans for Peace Now, an advocacy organization working to promote a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Sisterhood GHC, provides support to the entire Greenburgh Hebrew Center family and other worthy causes. With over 180 members, Sisterhood presents Brunches, Mah Jongg games and other activities, with a special emphasis on the Women of GHC. It is a participating member of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. The Men's Club aims to have fun, while developing and deepening friendships, learning through fun-filled activities, and supporting Greenburgh Hebrew Center The Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a Conservative egalitarian congregation with over 300 member families, serving the Rivertowns, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, White Plains, New Rochelle and Yonkers. It is located at 515 Broadway in Dobbs Ferry.

For more information and to reserve your seat, visit, call the Greenburgh Hebrew Center at (914) 693-4260 or email