What is it like to be lost between two worlds only to find a home in neither? In this engaging and heartfelt presentation, Dorit Sasson will take you on a journey of what it means to come home when changed by the world and what it means to find a spiritual home when you feel split between two worlds. When Dorit, a native New Yorker, returns to her kibbutz following the second Israel-Lebanese war, she becomes disillusioned and shocked by the degree of economic depression and social change. Forced to make a decision about their economic futures, Sasson takes matters into her own hands and convinces her husband to leave a kibbutz that has abandoned him and a country that has turned its back and emigrate to the United States in search of the American dream. Torn between leaving the land she loved and fought for as an IDF soldier and a brighter future, Sasson welcomed professional freedom that awaited her in the U.S. But when she arrived, the United States was not what it seemed – or perhaps she had changed in ways she didn’t yet realize.
Dorit Sasson is the author of the award-winning Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces, which will be available for purchase at the event for $15. DORIT WILL DONATE ALL PROCEEDS FROM BOOKS SOLD AT THIS EVENT TO THE TREE OF LIFE CONGREGATION. Sasson’s writing has appeared in SheKnows.com, The Writer, The Huffington Post, Writer’s Digest, the Jewish Book Council and Working Mother. She was a featured pocast guest for the National Association for Memoir Writers, Jennings Wire, Empower Radio and America’s Web Radio, among many others. She is the creator of the online platform and podcast Giving Voice to Your Courage as well as a motivational speaker addressing schools, community centers and business organizations. She coaches authors and writers how to reach the finish line with their books.