Author Francine Klagsbrun to speak in New Bedford


On Sunday, June 2, New Bedford’s Tifereth Israel Congregation will host its 2019 Ziskind Memorial Lecture. Headlining that event will be Francine Klagsbrun, author of “Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel,” who will speak about Meir’s political and personal life.

PatMa Productions, which was started to “create more diverse, gender-balanced content, is currently developing “Lioness” as a limited series. Speaking of the book, Tom Brokaw described “Lioness” as “a majestic and very important account of the extraordinary life of Golda Meir.”

Klagsbrun has written more than a dozen books, and is a regular columnist for The Jewish Week, a contributing editor to Lilith Magazine, and a member of the editorial board of Hadassah magazine.

For a review by author Bettina Berch of  “Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel” that ran in Jewish Rhode Island in January 2018, see

The Ziskind Memorial Lecture is free and open to the public; it has been underwritten by Sheldon Friedland in loving memory of his wife Shulamith and her parents. For information or to RSVP, call (508) 997-3171, or email

Klagsbrun’s lecture will take place at 7:30 pm on Sunday, June 2, at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 145 Brownell Ave., New Bedford, Massachusetts.