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Margorie Margolies

March 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Mar­jorie Mar­golies’s Jew­ish father always said that you should aspire to change another’s life. That con­cept of tikkun olam, was instilled in her from an ear­ly age and she was deter­mined to apply the con­cept to her own fam­i­ly, which s fam­i­ly grew expo­nen­tial­ly. She adopt­ed two girls from Viet­nam and Korea, mar­ried a Jew­ish Con­gress­man with four daugh­ters, and spon­sored a Catholic refugee fam­i­ly from Viet­nam bring­ing the num­ber of kids under her roof to 11.

Mar­golies had a Jew­ish home, but one of her pri­or­i­ties was to instill in her kids’ respect for all faiths. They cel­e­brat­ed Han­nukah and Christ­mas. Sun­day morn­ings meant Sun­day school – both Catholic and Jew­ish. They did Seders and Catholic Mass­es. It was an organ­ic way to make every­one feel includ­ed yet tol­er­ant of oth­er belief sys­tems. Her book is the sto­ry of this journey.

Mar­jorie Mar­golies is a for­mer mem­ber of Con­gress from Penn­syl­va­nia, a jour­nal­ist, a wom­en’s rights advo­cate and a serendip­i­tous moth­er many times over. She is cur­rent­ly a fac­ul­ty mem­ber at the Annen­berg School of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia, and at last count, her fam­i­ly con­sist­ed of 11 chil­dren and 21 grandchildren.

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