Published On: Mon, Nov 4th, 2019

Mitch Albom Returns to Non-Fiction and to Boca Raton with Debut of New Book

By; Robert S Weinroth 

Boca Raton’s Congregation B’nai Israel will host a special evening with acclaimed author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom on Thursday November 14th at 7 pm.

Albom is an author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.

He returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade with a poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart., Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family,

In addition to discussing his new book, Albom will share his personal experiences and connections to Judaism in the evening’s presentation.

“Mitch Albom is a connoisseur at telling stories,” says Senior Rabbi Robert Silvers. “He is an expert at finding the true meaning and message in every one of life’s moments, the good and the bad, the joyous and the mundane. He has a gift of weaving these tales of human experiences into stories that teach and inspire.”

Albom is the author of seven #1 New York Times bestsellers. Tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four straight years atop the New York Times list, is now the bestselling memoir of all time. Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day and Have a Little Faith have been made into award-winning television movies.

Albom has also founded 10 charities, including nine in the Detroit area, such as S.A.Y. Detroit, which operates a family health clinic; A Time to Help, a volunteer organization; and A Hole in the Roof Foundation, which repairs faith-based homeless shelters. He also directs the Have Faith Haiti Mission in Port Au Prince, which helps impoverished children and orphans, as well as the Chika Fund, which provides life-saving medical costs and health care.

Albom has been named the #1 Sports Columnist in the Nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) 13 times. In June 2010 he received the APSE Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement, the biggest prize in sports journalism, and in June 2013, he was inducted into the Sportswriters Hall of Fame.

Albom hosts two radio shows on WJR-AM and has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, and CBS Sunday Morning. His articles have been featured in The New York Times, GQ and Sports Illustrated. Currently, he is developing an hour-long TV show for TNT.

“We are thrilled to add Mitch Albom to our incredible list of CBI Series Speakers,” says Steve Allen, Executive Director. “CBI is known as the ‘Congregation with a Conscience’ and Mitch Albom’s newest book, Finding Chika, embodies just that, the importance and power of kindness, community and family.”

Albom joins CBI’s prior speakers in the series including Deepak Chopra, Maya Angelou, Alan Dershowitz, Aly Raisman and Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s Meet the Press.

Event Information: Following Albom’s time with the audience, CBI will host an exclusive meet-and-greet dessert reception open to CBI Inspires Series sponsors.

Copies of Finding Chika will be available for purchase the night of the event, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Albom’s charity of choice. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Steve Allen at [email protected]

Event tickets are now on sale and range in price from $36 to $100.

Those seeking to attend can visit the CBI website at for more information or to place a ticket order.

Cantor David Muchnick, Rabbi Allison B Cohen, Senior Rabbi Robert A Silvers, Associate Cantor Sarah Freudenberger, Rabbi Rony S Keller

About Congregation B’nai Israel

Founded in 1984, Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) stands as a nationally recognized all-inclusive Reform Synagogue, fostering a meaningful and spiritual connection to Judaism. With an ongoing commitment to social action and community outreach initiatives, CBI promotes giving and volunteering within the community at large. CBI warmly welcomes people of all faiths, race and all members of the LGBTQ community.

Known for exceptional education programs, CBI offers an award-winning preschool, an innovative religious school and renowned adult education programs. For more information on CBI, visit or call 561-241-8118.

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. Commissioner Weinroth serves as County Vice-Mayor and has been appointed Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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