On Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., Katharine Weber, author of the just-released novel True Confections, will speak at Temple Beth David of Cheshire as part of its Adult Education offerings. In a program entitled “Chocolate: Making Ethical Choices,” she will discuss the fair-trade considerations regarding chocolate. This program will kick off Temple Beth David’s year-long exploration of food ethics overall.
Weber is an acclaimed novelist, short story writer and memoirist from our local area. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker. Three of her novels, Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, The Music Lesson, and The Little Women, were named Notable Books by The New York Times Book Review. In 1996 she was on Granta’s list of 50 Best Young American Novelists. True Confections, her fifth novel, tells the story of a chocolate candy factory in crisis.
Future programs in the Adult Education series will include such issues as factory farming, locally and sustainably grown food, kosher certification and other related topics.
The event is free and open to the public. Please join us in the social hall of the synagogue, 3 Main Street, Cheshire, for a rewarding evening. For more information, call Linda at (203) 250-1222.