On December 6th, we will hear a selected book of the Jewish Federation’s initiative, One Book/One Community, Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb. Gail Lamster will be our reviewer.
About this Book:
In late summer 1947, thirty-one-year-old Yitzhak Goldah, a camp survivor, arrives in Savannah to live with his only remaining relatives. They are Abe and Pearl Jesler, older, childless, and an integral part of the thriving Jewish community that has been in Georgia since the founding of the colony. There, Yitzhak discovers a fractured world, where Reform and Conservative Jews live separate lives–distinctions, to him, that are meaningless given what he has been through. He further complicates things when, much to the Jeslers’ dismay, he falls in love with Eva, a young widow within the Reform community.
We were a small, but very participatory group as we reviewed Jewish Luck by Leslie Levine Adler and Meryll Levine Page at our November meeting.. A deeper understanding of Russian life, both in the 70’s and 80’s, as well as today became apparent as information was shared. Thank you Cheryl Weylen for the goodies you provided.