General Meetings

Open to members and their guests

Place:  Temple Israel, Westport
10:45 am   Coffee and Conversation
11:30 am   Meeting and Speaker
Please enter through the doors from the upper parking lot.  There are a limited number of parking spaces in the upper lot; please leave them for those who have difficulty walking. Others please park in the lower lot and walk to the upper entrance. 

March 13
Kelli O’Hara Naughton: A Working Mom
Actress and singer, Kelli will talk about her career and how coming to Westport has enhanced her family life. She earned a BA in music (vocal performance/opera) from Oklahoma City University as well as training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Her remarkable career encompasses Broadway roles in Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific, The Pajama Game, The Light in the Piazza and many more! She won a Tony for her leading role in The King and I and a Tony Nomination for all the others listed! Her experience to date in opera was in The Merry Widow at The Metropolitan Opera. Her busy schedule includes singing in concerts as well as work in TV and film. She resides in Westport with her husband, Greg Naughton, and their children.

March 27
Claudia Kalb—journalist
Claudia Kalb’s book, Andy Warhol was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities, was published in 2016. In it, she explores the challenges and triumphs of twelve historical icons. What drives creativity, leadership, innovation and genius?  And what lies beneath? Claudia Kalb is an award-winning journalist who has reported on a wide variety of heath and science topics.  A former senior writer at Newsweek, she is known for combining in-depth and serious reporting with engaging and accessible writing.  Born in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American journalist, she has been steeped in news since childhood. Claudia graduated from Amherst College and received a master's degree in International Affairs, with specialization in media, from Columbia University.