JCC NJ: Author Appearance & Luncheon: Marjorie Maroglies
Marjorie Margolies is a former member of Congress from Pennsylvania, journalist, women’s rights activist and a mother many times over. She is perhaps best remembered for being the first unmarried American to adopt a foreign child and for casting the deciding vote in favor of President Clinton’s 1993 budget, the Omnibus Reconciliation Act.
Marjorie’s Jewish father always said that you should aspire to change another’s life. The concept of tikkun olam, was instilled in her from an early age and she was determined to apply the concept to her own family. Marjorie’s family grew exponentially. She adopted 2 girls from Vietnam and Korea, married a Jewish Congressman with 4 daughters and sponsored a Catholic refugee family from Vietnam bringing the number of kids under her roof to 11.
Catered Schwartzie’s lunch included.
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