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Join UJA Women as we kick off our 2024 campaign with the Ruthann Eckstein Memorial Author Series. We’ll hear from Geraldine Brooks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the best seller Horse, and one of Ruthann’s favorite authors. We’ll also hear from Deborah Joselow, UJA’s Chief Planning Officer, and discover more about UJA’s powerful work meeting the crises of today.

Then keep the conversation and connections going at our cocktail reception following the program. We can’t wait to get our new year started with you.­


UJA is grateful to the Eckstein Family for underwriting this program and for its continued support of UJA's mission to improve the lives of those in need around the world. 

Each attendee will receive a signed copy of Horse


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Honoree Portrait

Geraldine Brooks

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an acclaimed author and journalist known for her immersive, character-driven historical novels. Her fiction debut, Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, was published in ten countries and was a 2001 Notable Book of the Year for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. For her second novel, March, Geraldine was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her third book, People of the Book, became an instant New York Times best seller. Her fourth book, Caleb’s Crossing, was the winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Christianity Today Book...

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