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Book Group

CBT's book group meets on the first Saturday of every other month to discuss a current book over a potluck dinner. The reading list is chosen based on members' recommendations and must have a Jewish author, Jewish character and/or Jewish theme and must have been written in the past five years. Since 2000, the book group has read a variety of books and the informal discussions are fun whether or not you're read the book. 

Reading List:

January 7, 2017 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

February 25, 2017 - Behind Enemy Lines by Marthe Corn (changed from March 4th)

May 6, 2017 - The Marriage Opposites by Alice Hoffman

July 1, 2017 - The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen

September 9, 2017 - The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro

November 4, 2017 - Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Recently Books:

November 5, 2016 - Days of Awe by Lauren Fox

September 17, 2016 - A Remarkable Kindness by Diana Bletter

July 16, 2016 - Hope Will Find You by Rabbi Naomi Levy

May 7, 2016 - Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler

March 5, 2016 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

January 2, 2016 - Shall We Not Revenge by D. M. Pirrone

December 5, 2015 - The Brothers Emanuel by Ezekial J. Emanuel

October 3, 2015 - Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? by Billy Crystal

August 1, 2015 - A Guide for The Perplexed: A Novel by Dara Horn

June 6, 2015 - The Sacrifice of Tamar by Naomi Ragen

April 11, 2015 - Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg

February 7, 2015 - The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

December 6, 2014 - The Family by David Laskin

October 11, 2014 - The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

June 7, 2014 - The Frozen Rabbi by Steve Stern 

April 5, 2014 - Tomorrow There Will be Apricots by Jessica Sofer

February 1, 2014 - The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal


Book Club recommendations:

The Ladies Auxilliary by Tova Mirvas

As a Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land by Donna Rosenthal

Journey from the Land of No by Roya Hakakian

The Last Jew by Noah Gordon

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon by Richard Zimmler

This is a Soul by Marilyn Berger

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