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Local Jewish author publishes first book


Marilyn Cohen Shapiro

Marilyn Cohen Shapiro of Poinciana has announced the publication of "There Goes My Heart," a collection of personal memoirs.

The collection of over 40 personal essays captures special moments in a lifetime spent in Upstate New York, Florida, Colorado, and beyond. Her Amazon author page states, "Readers will empathize with these true stories of dating, marriage, raising children, and caring for elderly parents through the author's wit edged with appreciation and love of family and friends." The book is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle e-reader format.

A graduate of University of Albany, Shapiro was employed for over 25 years at the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center, a division of Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, New York, first as an adult educator and later as coordinator of Program Development and Research. Since 2013, Shapiro has been a regular contributor to The Jewish World, a Schenectady, New York,-based bi-weekly newspaper.

Shapiro and her husband Larry moved to Poinciana in 2015. They are members of Congregation Shalom Aleichem in Kissimmee. Shapiro is a lifetime member of Hadassah and a recipient of a Hadassah leadership award. She is a 2008 recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Public Service. This is Shapiro's first book.


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