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Chisuk Emuna Congregation

of Greater Harrisburg, PA

3219 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-5507
Phone: 717-232-4851 |

November 10th Event with Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno

Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:00 pm | The Midtown Scholar 1302 North Third Street | Harrisburg

Please join us as Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno shares some of her poems and in dialogue with Rabbi Ron Muroff and members of the audience explores questions like: How does one find strength, comfort, meaning following a devastating loss? Check out Ms. Bonnano’s website at

Book signing and light refreshments to follow discussion. The program is free and open to all; RSVPs are appreciated. For more information and to RSVP, please contact the Chisuk Emuna office,, (717)232-4851.

Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno is an award-winning author and poet, who received the Beatrice Hawley Award for her book of poetry, “Slamming Open the Door,” a collection of poems recounting the true story of the murder of her daughter, Leidy Bonanno, in 2003, as a result of a domestic violence incident.

Bonanno’s heartrending collection inspires both compassion for and awe of the human spirit. Of all the losses we may be asked to bear, the murder of one’s child must be the most terrible. These poems evoke that keenly, seeking justice but transcending judgment as they grieve loss, celebrate love, and find healing.

An interview with Ms. Bonanno that appeared on Fresh Air, the NPR program, hosted by Terry Gross: