Judy Batalion grew up in a house filled with endless piles of junk and layers of crumbs and dust; suffocated by tuna fish cans, old papers and magazines, swivel chairs, tea bags, clocks, cameras, printers, VHS tapes, ballpoint pens … obsessively gathered and stored by her mother, who was a hoarder. The first chance she had, she escaped the clutter to create a new identity—one made of order, regimen, and clean white walls. Until, one day, she found herself enmeshed in life’s biggest chaos:motherhood.
In her heartbreakingly funny memoir, WHITE WALLS, Batalion delves into her personal story of “stuff and survival,” and the daunting task of raising a daughter after her own dysfunctional childhood. Her talk is sure to spark conversation about the messiness of motherhood – and the indelible marks that mothers and daughters make on each other’s lives.
Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.
A glamorous gala evening on June 2 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla benefiting the residents of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities.
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A benefit for the residents of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities. Supporters will enjoy a pristine course/spa, delicious lunch and dinner, open bar, as well as silent auction and raffle prize opportunities.
This annual event features a shotgun-style golf tourney, as well as a tennis tournament at Del Mar Country Club and spa day option at nearby Rancho Valencia Spa.