Adult Education - Reader's Circle - Monthly Jewish Themed Book Club

The Reader's Circle Book Club continues to meet with a solid core of committed participants who have enthusiasm for sharing wonderful books, many with Jewish themes. We are pleased that in the past seven years, we have grown from a handful of people to a formidable membership. 

We hope you will find the time to read with us -- you will be glad you did! We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30PM in Room 8 of the Andrew Friedland Preschool. For more information, please contact Diane Gess.

Please join us for our first meeting of the new year on October 4th at 7:30PM!

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Our last book club meeting of the school year was on Thursday, June 7th, when we heard Susan Yacavone review Judas by Amos Oz.

About this book:  Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abravanel, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, a beautiful woman in her forties, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. Piece by piece, the old Jerusalem stone house, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, reveals its secrets. At once an exquisite love story and a coming-of-age novel, an allegory for the state of Israel and for the biblical tale from which it draws its title, Judas is Amos Oz’s most powerful novel in decades. 

If you are interested in participating in focused discussion, lively debate, and some intellectual conversation, please join us - YOU WILL BE VERY GLAD THAT YOU DID! 

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Many thanks to Diane Bedrin fo delivering a well researched and detailed review of Stolen Beauty by Laurie Albanese in our May meeting.

Thank you as well to Gail Lamster for providing the refreshments.