Dr. Lesley Acton Savitz, President of Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills, to discuss Africa tour

Sisterhood program at Beth Shalom Blue Hills
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Dr. Acton Savitz to present talk, “How I Kissed a Hippo and Other Stories from South Africa”

Presentation to take place on Sunday, April 29th

The South African adventures of Dr. Lesley Acton Savitz, President of Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills, will be the topic at a special program of the congregation’s Sisterhood on Sunday afternoon, April 29th, at 2:00 p.m. Acton Savitz will talk about “How I Kissed a Hippo and Other Stories from South Africa”. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Lesley and her husband Elliot’s recent trip took them from Kruger National Park to Cape Town and beyond. Along the way she petted wild cheetahs, kissed a hippo, ate live termites and dried mopane worms, and much more. This illustrated talk highlights how she viewed politics, culture, nature and political corruption in South Africa, and why some black South Africans believe life was better under apartheid.

For more information:

Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills is at 18 Shoolman Way (off Lodge Street) in Milton, and is handicapped accessible. There should be ample free parking, and no parking is allowed on Lodge or Maitland Streets. Excess parking is available on nearby Pleasant St. For more information, please call 617-698-3394 or email office@BethShalomBlueHills.org.

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