Jessica Fechtor author of Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home

by | Mar 6, 2017 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, March 15, 12 pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

Sharing her journey of recovery from a ruptured aneurysm at age 28 through the restorative power of food and cooking, Jessica Fechtor, author of the award-winning memoir, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home, will speak at a Beyond the Book Festival luncheon.

Twenty-seven family recipes are laced through Fechtor’s soulful memoir, which The Wall Street Journal calls “a recipe for living a life of meaning.”

“We all look forward to meeting Ms. Fechtor and hearing her story of strength and perseverance,” says Betty Ann Levin, executive director of Jewish Family Service. “It is wonderful to once again partner with the Simon Family JCC for this luncheon as we begin our Spring into Healthy Living programming and activities. JFS has created a book club among our employees and we hope that other book clubs in town will also read Fechtor’s book and join us on March 15!”

Tickets are $10 and include lunch. To purchase tickets, contact the JCC at 757-321-2338. The author will sign books, which will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Michele Goldberg, cultural arts director, at or call 757-321-2341.

Beyond the Book Festival, an extension of Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival, is presented by the Simon Family JCC in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Tidewater.

*of blessed memory