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Note: our original program featuring the FSHD Society’s Jamshid Arjomand, PhD, chief science officer, has been postponed until later this year. Instead, we are delighted to welcome Rabbi Haviva Ner-David, a long-time member of the FSHD Society whose first novel, Hope Valley, is being published this month. Haviva drew on her experience living with FSHD to create two compelling Israeli women, one Jewish and one Arab, who evolve from mutual fear and suspicion to a deep bond.
Haviva Ner-David is an ordained rabbi and interfaith-interspiritual minister, with a doctorate in philosophy and an M.F.A in Creative Writing. She runs Shmaya: A Mikveh for Mind, Body and Soul, where she officiates ritual immersion ceremonies and offers group workshops. A certified spiritual director with a specialty in dreamwork, she works with individuals and couples. Rabbi Ner-David is the author of two published spiritual journey memoirs and has a third, Dreaming Against the Current: A Rabbi’s Soul Journey, on the way. She is also the author of a guidebook for engaged couples. Hope Valley is her debut novel. Rabbi Ner-David is involved in peace work, promoting shared living among Jews, Christians and Muslims in Galilee, where she lives with Jacob, her life partner of thirty years, their seven children and their dog and cat. She also lives with a genetic degenerative muscular disease called FSHD, which has been one of her greatest teachers.
Hope Valley is available on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon.
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