Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club

Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club

Join us to discuss these fabulous new books! Copies of the books are available in the Maxwell Abbell Library and from public libraries, as well as from local and online booksellers. For more information, email Rachel Kamin, Director of Lifelong Learning, or call her at 847/926-7902.

Participants are encouraged to make a minimum donation of $54 to the Torah Fund Campaign. If you donate $180 or more you will receive the beautiful 5783 “Chazak v’Ematz” (Be Strong and Courageous) Torah Fund pin. Click here for more information on how to make your Torah Fund donation online, by mail, or by phone.

Torah Fund Book Club Calendar 2022-2023

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 12:30pm – In-person discussion after Shabbat Kiddush
Atomic Anna by Rachel Barenbaum
From the author of A Bend in the Stars, an epic adventure as three generations of women work together and travel through time to prevent the Chernobyl disaster and right the wrongs of their past.

*Meet the Author with the Jewish Women’s Archive on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00pm CT. Register at Or, watch the recording of this summer’s “One Book, One Hadassah” program.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 8:00pm CT – Meet the authors on Zoom
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 12:30pm – In-person discussion after Shabbat Kiddush
The Thread Collectors by Shauna J. Edwards & Alyson Richman
In 1863, a young black woman, who embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army, crosses paths with a Jewish seamstress who helps her discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save us.
*This new book will be released on August 30, 2022.

Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7:00pm – Meet the author in-person at NSS Beth El or Livestream
Saturday, January 21, 2023, 12:30pm – In-person discussion after Shabbat Kiddush
From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran by Jacqueline Saper
A coming-of-age story of a half Iranian and half English Jewish girl paints a remarkable picture of the paradoxes of life in Iran before, during and after the Islamic Revolution.


The Book Club will continue in March, April & June 2023. Stay tuned for more details.

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.