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 Mary Ellen Bowers, Sisterhood Torah Fund Vice President, at to make your donation.

Torah Fund Book Club Calendar 2017-18

October 13, 2018
My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew by Abigail Pogrebin
Although she grew up following some holiday rituals, Pogrebin realized how little she knew about their foundational purpose and contemporary relevance. She wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, some for thousands of years, and chronicles her journey into the spiritual heart of Judaism in this captivating, educational, and inspiring memoir. Rabbi Kurtz will join us to provide his insight and expertise.

November 17, 2018
Spertus Institute One Book One Community Program Selection (to be announced soon!)
Join your fellow readers to explore the book everyone will be reading this fall.

The Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club will continue in 2019 on January 12, February 23, April 6 and May 11. Book selections will be announced soon

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.