On November 19th, Ocean Township Hadassah hosted a very special evening for their members at Congregation Torat El in Ocean Township with guest author Barbara Becker Holstein who presented a page to stage reading of "Around Every Corner". The presentation was directed by Bob Angelini of ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park which was based on Dr. Becker Holstein's book trilogy "Next Year in Jerusalem". Guest performers were Amy Goldman as 'Natalie', Alan Goldman and 'Jack' and Susan Belfer as 'Maggie'. 'Next Year In Jerusalem: Romance, Mystery And Spiritual Awakenings' is available in print, Kindle, Nook and iTunes. The entire trilogy is together in a brand new edition, available on Kindle, entitled 'Around Every Corner, Romance & Mystery'.
Dr. Holstein is a very successful author of adult psychology and children's books. The human spirit, with its capacity for survival, growth and joy, has always been a subject of interest for Dr. Holstein. Now, taking that magic of the human spirit to a new level, she has released her first novel for women. Combining her talents as a writer and a psychologist has resulted in a story filled with romance, intrigue, mystery, and spiritual awakenings.
"I found it exciting," stated Dr. Holstein, "to combine my expertise as a psychologist with my writing talents. I think readers will enjoy the result - a story filled with romance, intrigue, mystery, and spiritual awakenings. Read it for pleasure but don't be surprised to find that you are coming closer to your own feelings, passions, desires and yearnings for personal growth."
In 'Next Year In Jerusalem', two women face extraordinary circumstances in one of the most spiritual, mysterious, romantic cities in the world. In this new novel, the reader is taken into the depths of confusion and mixed feelings that the protagonists, Natalie and Maggie, experience as they fall into mystery, spiritual awakenings and romance. The book is written to be a fun read, one that never takes the reader too low, and makes the reader laugh while revealing the best kept passions and secrets that are common to all people.
A recent reviewer stated "I traveled to Israel vicariously through the characters and with them enjoyed each step along the cobbled streets of ancient Jerusalem. Barbara Becker Holstein weaves themes of friendship, love, spirituality, and mystery, engaging the reader from the start. I look forward to the next book in the series!"
Profile:Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for increasing happiness. Dr. Holstein has been a school psychologist for over 25 years. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.
Dr. Holstein speaks regularly on radio programs around the country, and appears on television in New York and New Jersey. Her inspiring audio shows and podcasts can be found on the web, along with hundreds of her articles and stories. She has been a contributor to Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time on line, Today.com, New York Daily News and Family Circle Magazine.
Her pathfinder book 'The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy' was published in 1997 by Harwood Academic Publishers and is now in its second printing through Brunner-Routledge. Her second book 'Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!' has received rave reviews as a wonderful inspirational story book. 'DELIGHT', Dr. Holstein's third book is available in two versions, paperback and a CD-rom that includes music, art, and Dr. Holstein's voice.
Other works include her tween book series: 'The Truth, (I'm a girl, I'm Smart and I Know Everything)' and 'Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I'll Tell You Mine...Maybe!'. These two books have been picked up by Skypony Press, of Manhattan and will be available in updated versions as of the summer of 2014. For interviews or other media inquiries, contact Susan Belfer at 732.239.1559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.