Join us to discuss these fabulous new books! Until we can safely meet in person at Beth El on Shabbat afternoons, we will meet on Zoom during the week. 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 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 5781 “B’Yachad” Torah Fund pin. Click here for more information or contact Rolly Cohen. Checks should be made payable to Torah Fund and mailed to Rolly Cohen (email Rolly for her address).
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 7:45pm on Zoom
Saturday, October 16, 2021, 12:30pm in-person discussion, after Shabbat Kiddush
House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon
Join the Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club to kick-off our 13th year with a discussion of this National Jewish Book Award Fiction Finalist, translated from Hebrew. Returning to his birthplace in Amsterdam, a successful Israeli writer uncovers heartbreaking secrets about his Dutch-Jewish family’s wartime experiences. Choose from one of two discussions, facilitated by Rachel Kamin.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 12:30pm on Zoom (discussion with the author)
Saturday, December 18, 2021, 12:30pm (in-person discussion)
Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann
This new novel takes the reader back in time to an event that changed the course of human history, the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple. A thrilling saga of family, faith and forbidden love, it blends the fascinating story of the Jewish people with a timeless protagonist determined to take charge of her own life against all odds. Author Lori Banov Kaufmann and Dr. Jonathan Price, Professor of Ancient History at Tel Aviv University, will discuss the book and share details of their 10-year collaboration on Tuesday, December 14.
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 7:00pm on Zoom (meet the author followed by book discussion at 7:45pm after evening Minyan)
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 12:30pm in-person discussion, after Shabbat Kiddush
Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin
When Pru Steiner met and married Spence Robin, her dazzling young hotshot English professor at Columbia, she thought she knew what she was signing up for. But thirty years later, when Spence develops early-onset Alzheimer’s, the peaceful life Pru built for herself begins to crumble. Meet the author on Zoom and choose from one of two discussions, facilitated by Rachel Kamin.
SAVE THE DATE: Our 6th annual Family Book Club will be on Sunday, February 13, 2022.
The Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club will continue in March, May & June 2022. Stay tuned for more details.
Click on each title for a link to read-a-likes and suggested reading. All books are available in the Maxwell Abbell Library.