Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Upcoming CLC Programs & Events

Shop the Used Book Sale
Sunday, February 4-Sunday, February 11, 2024

Hundreds of books – secular and Judaic, adults and children’s – will be for sale!
All hardcover books $2.00; all paperbacks $1.00. Plus, don’t miss the Bargain Bag Sale on Sunday, February 11 from 9-11am. Whatever you can fit into a brown paper grocery bag is yours for only $5!

Cash, check, Visa & MasterCard accepted. Proceeds from the book sale are used to purchase new materials for our Maxwell Abbell Library and the Pinsof Children’s Reading Room.

Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club
Rachel Kamin, Director of Lifelong Learning, leads lively, in-person book discussions after Shabbat Kiddush on Saturdays. New participants are always welcome! Click here for more information including the complete 2023-2024 calendar.

White Bird by R.J. Palacio
Sunday, February 25, 12:00 pm
All 3rd-7th graders, and adult readers of all ages, are invited to participate in our 8th annual Family Book Club, sponsored by the Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club and the Beth El Youth Community. After lunch, we’ll discuss White Bird (the novel, the graphic novel and the movie) and meet the author on Zoom.

The Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club is open to ALL STUDENTS. You do not need to be a member of Sisterhood to participate. Participants are encouraged to make a minimum annual donation of $54 to attend. The Sisterhood of NSS Beth El has a long history of supporting the Conservative/Masorti Movement’s Torah Fund through the sponsorship of an impressive array of annual classes, led by our clergy and talented staff and volunteers. Go to for more information on how to make your donation.

Writer’s Beit Midrash
Wednesdays, 9:30am, February 21; March 6 & 20; and April 3, 2024
All fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, and essay writers (published or not yet published) are welcome for discussions, exercises, camaraderie, and critique every other Wednesday morning in the Abbell Library. Contact Rachel Kamin for more information and to be added to the mailing list.


Looking for a book recommendation? Contact Rachel Kamin and/or Marcie Eskin – we are happy to recommend a good ebook that you can download from your local public library, an audio-book that you can listen to, or a print book that you can order online. Jewish or secular, fiction or non-fiction, for children or adults . . . we’re happy to help you satisfy your literary appetite! And if you would like to borrow a book from the Beth El library, just contact Rachel or Marcie and we will arrange a safe way to deliver it to you.