Book Club

All are welcome to come to Beth Israel's book club.  We meet every 2 months in a different member's home.  Our discussions are always lively and interesting.  Book selection are announced in advance.  Please see our upcoming and recent books below.

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Upcoming books

Book:          "Margot" by Jillian Cantor
Date:          Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Host:           J. Stiller

Click here to read about the book on the author's website

Please RSVP and get directions.


Books we've read recently
 

Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 10:30 AM
Host:     R. Gottlieb
Book:   "Rabbi's Daughter" by Reva Mann

Click here to read about the book on the author's website

Date and host TBA
Book:  "Jacob's Folly" by Rebecca Miller

Click here to read about the book on the author's website

Sunday, April 21, 2013 @ 10:30 AM
Host:      J. Stiller
Book:     "Wherever You Go" by Joan Leegant

Wherever You Go was named by the Union for Reform Judaism one of its "Significant Jewish Books."  Click here to read about the book on the author's website

Sunday, June 2  @ 10:30 AM
Host:      S. Baker
Book:     "The Hare with the Amber Eyes" by Edmund de Waal 

Click here to read about the book on the author's website

The March 2013 was Herman Wouk's new novel, "The Lawgiver."  The book "tells the story of Moses through letters, emails, journals, tweets, and text messages" (Oct/Nov issue of AARP).  The group will meet March 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM.
The December 2012 book was "Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish" by Abigail Pogrebin.  The book consists of interviews by the author with sixty-two of the most accomplished Jews in America who speak intimately about how they feel about being Jewish.  The book inspired a musical "Stars of David" currently playing on Broad Street and reviewed recently in the Exponent.

The book for October 2012 was Exile by Richard North Patterson.  It is an exciting novel that discusses all viewpoints (Israeli and Palestinian) on the Israeli - Palestinian problem.  

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