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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOUR WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, 7 PM VIA ZOOM
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2023
The first English translation of Sholom Aleichem’s rediscovered novel, Moshkeleh the Thief has a riveting plot, an unusual love story, and a keenly observed portrayal of an underclass Jew replete with characters never seen before in Yiddish literature.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17, 2024
Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative Rabbi. The greatest heroism according to the Jewish and Muslim faiths is to “transform an enemy into a friend, to move from hatred to caring, from suspicion and fear, to embrace of the other.”
WEDNESDAY MARCH 20, 2024
For all of us “of a certain age,” this National Jewish Book Award finalist provides us with the resources and skills to navigate the years between maturity and old age. It brings humor, warmth, and more than 4,000 years of Jewish experience to the question of how to shape this stage of life.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2023
By the acclaimed Nobel laureate, Peony tells of a Chinese woman in love with a Jewish man in nineteenth-century China. Noted for its subtle and balanced treatment of colliding traditions, the novel concerns love, identity, and the tragedy and beauty found at the intersection of two disparate cultures.
Previous Book Club Books
Can We Talk About Israel?
Conquering Fear by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
The Telling By Mike Gerson
The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War Book by Steven Pressfield
Mila 18 by Leon Uris
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
For more Jewish reading pleasure, visit Jewish Book Council