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.


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NOTE NEW DATE FOR MARCH!!

On March 22, Natalie Heller will be leading our discussion of The Bridal Chair, by Gloria Goldreich.

About this Book: The Bridal Chair is a novel that surveys some thirty years in the life of the daughter of modernist painter Marc Chagall. Through her narrative of Ida Chagall’s life, Goldreich covers some of major historical turning points, making this book feel like a quick tour through Franco-Judaic-American history from the early 1920's to the 1950's. A major draw for this novel is its primary setting: Paris during the 1920's, when modernist artists traveled to Paris after World War I, convening in the places that would become forever associated with them: Café du Flore and Les Deux Magots. This novel offers a romantic’s Paris, using these two allusions to modernism as a short-cut to trying to recreate this era.

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! 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE HOLDING A BOOK CLUB MEETING IN APRIL DUE TO THE PASSOVER HOLIDAY.


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On February 1, Gail Lowenstein reviewed The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck.

We had a lively discussion and enjoyed our time together.