Conroy's best-selling novel "Beach Music" chronicles the suicide of a child of Holocaust survivors. He also wrote "The Great Santini" and "The Prince of Tides."
Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner at 7. Cost is $75 per person and attendees must purchase a 1995 Israel Bond or certificate. Chairs Shirley and Benjamin Eisler and Myrna and Stuart Aronoff request reservations by Friday, Oct. 20 at (415) 781-3213, or (800) 752-5657.