Wednesday, February 21, 2024
In person at the JCC
It was a journey that most parents would hope to avoid: a son born with a congenital heart
defect, a fateful decision to take a family trip abroad, and an emergency hospitalization that left
them stranded on the other side of the world.
However, More Than We Expected is not a tragedy. Instead, it offers valuable lessons about
what it means to confront the world’s mysteries as well as our extraordinary capacity — when
something goes wrong — to compensate and heal.
This memoir reveals how one family, cradled by Jewish faith and tradition, managed to find
strength in the most unexpected places. This book is a vivid reminder of what it means to be
human — a miraculous, inexplicable gift, however fleeting.