Significant Jewish Book Club

Fran Lande  leads  spirited discussions about books that explore  different aspects of Jewish life, history, thought, and literature.

All are welcome to join in these discussions, whether or not you have had a chance to read the book.

For more information, please contact Life-Long Learning Chair Fran Lande at

                                                                  FOUR WEDNESDAY EVENINGS,  7 PM VIA ZOOM


Mila 18 by Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists. Here is the compelling story of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times. Join us as we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.


The Telling By Mike Gerson

G!d didn’t design the Seder to put your kids to sleep. Instead, the Seder is an experience your family should love, treasure and remember. The Telling will enable you to see what the Haggadah really is: The Greatest Hits of Jewish Thought. Here Mark Gerson shows us how to make the Seder the most engaging, inspiring, and important night of the Jewish year.  


Can We Talk About Israel? By Daniel Sokatch

Can We Talk About Israel? is an easy-to-read yet penetrating and original look at the history and basic contours of one of the most complicated conflicts in the world. Daniel Sokatch is supremely well-versed and explains both sides in this primer on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for a new generation and a new time. Please join us as we celebrate Israel’s 75th birthday.

Previous Book Club Books

Conquering Fear by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner


The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War Book by Steven Pressfield


Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

My Future is in America: Autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants edited by Jocelyn Cohen and Daniel Soyer

The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible by Matti Friedman

The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler

Modern Conservative Judaism: Evolving Thought and Practice by Dr Elliot Dorff

On the Landing: Short Stories by Yenta Mash

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbors by Yossi Klein Halevi

The Betrayers by David Bezmogis

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