North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club

Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly after Shabbat Kiddish (at approximately 12:30 pm). You do not need to attend all of the sessions to participate – come to one or come to them all! Participants are encouraged to read the selected book prior to the discussion. Copies are available in the Maxwell Abbell Library and from local public libraries. For more information, contact Rachel Kamin at or 847/926-7902.

To participate in the Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club, please make a minimum donation of $54 to the Torah Fund Campaign. Contact Linda Gottlieb, Sisterhood Torah Fund Vice President, at 847/835-3101 or to make your donation.

Torah Fund Book Club Calendar 2017-18

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 12:00pm
The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz
The Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club will co-host a special Inter-Generational Family Book Club with members of the Beth El Youth Community to discuss this award-winning children’s book and participate in a SKYPE conversation with the author. All 3rd-7th graders and adult readers of all ages are encouraged to attend!

March 10, 2018
Bertrand Court by Michelle Brafman
The author of Washing the Dead intertwines seventeen luminous narratives about the secrets of an unforgettable cast of politicos, filmmakers, and housewives, all tied to a suburban cul-de-sac. *Our discussion will be facilitated by the author.*

April 21, 2018
Jumping Over Shadows: A Memoir by Annette Gendler
Like her Great-Aunt Resi, Annette Gendler, a German, fell in love with a Jewish man. But, unlike her aunt, whose marriage was destroyed by “the Nazi times,” Gendler found a way to make her impossible love survive. *Meet the author at NSS Beth El on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:45pm.*

June 2, 2018
And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
A tale inspired by historical events traces the experiences of two women whose lives are transformed by a mysterious Johann Sebastian Bach choral masterpiece.

Past Selections

Click on each title for a link to read-a-likes and suggested reading.  All books are available in the Maxwell Abbell Library.