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, November 1 at 7:30. We will be reviewing Jewish Luck by Leslie Levine Adler and Meryll Levine Page.
Diane Gess is the reviewer and Cheryl Weylen will be our host.

About this Book: Jewish Luck invites readers to inhabit the lives of two extraordinary and headstrong women as they fight to establish themselves in a time and place where women, Jews, and capitalism were disparaged. This memoir recounts the intertwined stories of two women who—in their struggles against the anti-Semitism and patriarchy of the Soviet regime and the rebranded “New” Russia—succeed by creating their own luck. 

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 At our October meeting, we were skillfully led in discussion by Tommi Joffee as she both shared information and elicited our comments about the book, The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis. Thank you Tommi for your diligence in doing this.

We were pleased to have a new attendee at our meeting, Hanna Benesch, who we hope will continue to be a participant.

Discussion about our activities for the balance of the year led to a decision that we will not meet in June since so many people have been unable to attend in the past. We also decided that January might be a good time to see the film, RBG as we will also hear the book review the following month. Weather has always been an issue in January, so this seemed like a better plan.