And How are the Children by Marjorie Margolies | Cleveland Jewish Book Festival
Adoption Network Cleveland is the proud Community Sponsor of this session of the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival. Our Executive Director, Betsie Norris, will facilitate this session.
Marjorie Margolies’s Jewish father always said that you should aspire to change another’s life. That concept of tikkun olam, was instilled in her from an early age and she was determined to apply the concept to her own family. Her family grew exponentially. She adopted two girls from Vietnam and Korea, married a Jewish Congressman with four daughters, and sponsored a Catholic refugee family from Vietnam bringing the number of kids under her roof to 11.
Margolies had a Jewish home, but one of her priorities was to instill in her kids’ respect for all faiths. They celebrated Hannukah and Christmas. Sunday mornings meant Sunday school – both Catholic and Jewish. They did Seders and Catholic Masses. It was an organic way to make everyone feel included yet tolerant of other belief systems. Her book is the story of this journey.
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