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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Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7th when Cantor Mamber will review All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan.

About this Book:

A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, from one of Israel’s most acclaimed novelists. Banned from classrooms by Israel’s Ministry of Education, Dorit Rabinyan’s remarkable novel contains multitudes. A bold portrayal of the strains—and delights—of a forbidden relationship, All the Rivers (published in Israel as Borderlife) is a love story and a war story, a New York story and a Middle East story, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us. “The land is the same land,” Hilmi reminds Liat. “In the end all the rivers flow into the same sea.”

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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Last night’s book club meeting was skillfully led by Gail Lamster who reviewed the One Book/One Community selection, And After the Fire, by Lauren Belfer. The book, spanning generations and including some history of famed composers Bach and Mendelssohn gave rise to a great deal of conversation and opinion. Thank you Gail. Thank you Joan Krieger for supplying the refreshments.