Women for Israel Presents:
Pathways to Authorship: An In-Depth Conversation with Three Incredible Women
Hosted by Greater Los Angeles

Israeli Flags Waving in the Wind

Thursday, January 7, 2021

11:00 am PT


About Our Event

How do you turn an idea in your head into words on the page? What’s the process like to become a successful published author? Join Jewish National Fund Women for Israel for a dynamic discussion with three amazing authors: Natalie Elisha Gold, Dr. Marcia Riman Selz, and Betsy R. Rosenthal.



Natalie Elisha Gold

Natalie Elisha Gold is a “Super Lawyer,” wealth preservation expert, five-time best-selling author, thought leader, and speaker. Natalie and her husband, Sam Goldberg, are Jewish National Fund’s youngest World Chairman’s Council members. They are committed to Israel and the perseverance of the Jewish people.


Marcia Riman Selz, PhD

Dr. Marcia Riman Selz wrote At Vitoria after vacationing in Spain, where she learned about the remarkable story of the city’s Christian and Jewish communities. She felt inspired to share the story of how medieval Jewish physicians saved many Christian lives during an epidemic and how Vitoria’s Town Council took an oath to preserve the Jewish cemetery when the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492. Marcia is currently writing a book about how her childhood memories that shaped her points-of-view.


Betsy R. Rosenthal

Betsy R. Rosenthal left behind her career as a civil rights attorney to raise her children and focus on her writing. She’s an award-winning author of children’s books, including middle grade novel in verse, Looking for Me in this Great Big Family, about her mother’s childhood growing up in a large Jewish family during the Depression. Betsy has ghost-written books, her essays have been widely published, her poems appear in anthologies, and her picture book An Ambush of Tigers is featured in the National Science Teachers Association textbook.

Greater Los Angeles Women for Israel Chair

Sara Cannon

Women for Israel Sapphire & Chai Co-Chairs

Frances Bilak • Betsy R. Rosenthal • Deena Singer • Maureen Shapiro

Speaker Series Committee

Veronique Assouline • Gina Bellisario • Jessica Dishell
Maya Heimanson • Cheryl Kagan • Barbara Kalmus
Karen Lyons • Anna Sanders Eigler • Dr. Marcia Riman Selz
Peggy Shapiro • Carol Socol • Sharon Wiener

More Information

Lisa Shaoul, Associate Director, Greater Los Angeles

[email protected] or 323.964.1400 x960

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