In Conversation with Rabbi Brian Glusman, Director of Outreach and Membership, MJCCA
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: THE ALFRED AND ADELE DAVIS ACADEMY; JEWISH WOMEN’S FUND OF ATLANTA; TEMPLE EMANU-EL
SUSAN STACHLER and LAURA STACHLER, The Cookie Cure
When 22-year-old Susan Stachler was diagnosed with cancer, her mother, Laura, was struck by déjà vu: the same illness that took her sister’s life was threatening to take her daughter’s, too. Devastated, Laura pledged to help her daughter through her debilitating treatments. When they discovered that her homemade ginger cookies soothed the side effects of chemo, the mother-daughter duo decided to open Susansnaps, a gourmet gingersnaps bakery in Sandy Springs, and began sharing their cookies with the world. The pair are also founders of the Susan Carver Foundation, which donates gifts to patients in metro-Atlanta hospitals and treatment centers. The Cookie Cure is about more than baked goods and cancer―it’s about fighting for your life and for your dreams.
SALLY MUNDELL, Packaging Good
Atlanta marketing exec, mom of two, and grieving widow-turned-philanthropist, Sally Mundell shares her journey of loss, discovery, and triumph as she channels the pain of losing her husband into the creation of The Packaged Good, a nonprofit on a mission to empower kids to give back. Mundell relays the lessons she learned along the way that helped her create something beautiful out of tragedy and forge a path of healing for herself and her daughters by giving to others. Sally’s personal story offers a healthy dose of inspiration for anyone struggling through a setback or loss.
RUBY MUNDELL, Kindness Come In
Ruby Mundell, a 4th grader at Davis Academy, experienced the loss of her father, a dyslexia diagnosis, and bullying at the young age of five. She found that writing and art helped her find the healing, strength, and courage to move forward. In an effort to promote a message of kindness and resilience and help others going through hard times, Ruby was inspired to write a book. In it, she shares her personal stories of adversity and bravery, along with tools and tips for kids and parents to face life’s challenges head on and come out stronger.
Coffee and SusanSnaps gourmet gingersnaps will be served, compliments of Jewish Home Life Communities andSusanSnaps Bakery.
In lieu of tickets, guests are kindly asked to bring travel-size toiletries, candy canes, or individual packets of hot chocolate for donation to Creating Connected Communities and The Packaged Good.+ More... - Less...
5342 Tilly Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338