Rabbi Kraft Memorial Book Club – 13 July 2021
Rabbi Kraft Memorial Book Club
Tuesday 13 July, 19:30
The Rabbi Kraft Memorial Book Club was set up in memory of our dearly missed Rabbi Neil Kraft. Author and EHRS member, Debra Barnes, will be running the book club.
In honour of Rabbi Neil Kraft we will be reading one of his favourite authors.
The book is ‘Finding Chika’ by Mitch Albom.
Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to the Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Mitch and his wife, Janine operate. Chika’s arrival made a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delighted the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika was suddenly diagnosed with a terminal disease that no doctor in Haiti could help with. Mitch and Janine took Chika to America, hoping that treatment there would enable her to go back home. Instead, Chika became a permanent part of their lives, as they embarked on a two-year, around the world journey to find a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humour taught Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learnt that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.
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