Boca Raton, FL (September 17, 2019)– Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) will host a special evening with acclaimed author of Tuesdays with Morrie, philanthropist, columnist, and sports reporter, Mitch Albom on November 14th at 7 pm.

Albom will be releasing his next book, Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family, just a few weeks before the event. The book is the true story of Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change Albom’s heart.
In addition to discussing his new book, Albom will share his personal experiences and connections to Judaism in the evening’s presentation. “Mitch Albom is a connoisseur at telling stories,” says Senior Rabbi Robert Silvers. “He is an expert at finding the true meaning and message in every one of life’s moments, the good and the bad, the joyous and the mundane. He has a gift of weaving these tales of human experiences into stories that teach and inspire.”

Albom is the author of seven #1 New York Times bestsellers. Tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four straight years atop the New York Times list, is now the bestselling memoir of all time. Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day and Have a Little Faith have been made into award-winning television movies.

Albom has also founded 10 charities, including nine in the Detroit area, such as S.A.Y. Detroit, which operates a family health clinic; A Time to Help, a volunteer organization; and A Hole in the Roof Foundation, which repairs faith-based homeless shelters. He also directs the Have Faith Haiti Mission in Port Au Prince, which helps impoverished children and orphans, as well as the Chika Fund, which provides life-saving medical costs and health care.

Albom has been named the #1 Sports Columnist in the Nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) 13 times. In June 2010 he received the APSE Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement, the biggest prize in sports journalism, and in June 2013, he was inducted into the Sportswriters Hall of Fame.

Albom hosts two radio shows on WJR-AM and has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, and CBS Sunday Morning. His articles have been featured in The New York Times, GQ and Sports Illustrated. Currently, he is developing an hour-long TV show for TNT.

“We are thrilled to add Mitch Albom to our incredible list of CBI Series Speakers,” says Steve Allen, Executive Director. “CBI is known as the ‘Congregation with a Conscience’ and Mitch Albom’s newest book, Finding Chika, embodies just that, the importance and power of kindness, community and family.” Albom joins CBI’s prior speakers in the series including Deepak Chopra, Maya Angelou, Alan Dershowitz, Aly Raisman and Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s Meet the Press.

Event Information
Following Albom’s time with the audience, CBI will host an exclusive meet-and-greet dessert reception open to CBI Inspires Series sponsors. Copies of Finding Chika will be available for purchase the night of the event, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Albom’s charity of choice. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Steve Allen at steve.allen@cbiboca.org

Event tickets are now on sale and range in price from $36 to $100. Those seeking to attend can visit the CBI website at https://www.cbiboca.org/albom for more information or to place a ticket order.

About Congregation B’nai Israel
Founded in 1984, Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) stands as a nationally recognized all-inclusive Reform Synagogue, fostering a meaningful and spiritual connection to Judaism. With an ongoing commitment to social action and community outreach initiatives, CBI promotes giving and volunteering within the community at large. CBI warmly welcomes people of all faiths, race and all members of the LGBTQ community. Known for exceptional education programs, CBI offers an award-winning preschool, an innovative religious school and renowned adult education programs. For more information on CBI, visit http://www.cbiboca.org or call 561-241-8118.
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