Book Group

B’nai Torah’s book group reads six books per year – each has a Jewish author, character and/or theme and each has been read and recommended by a group member.  We meet for a potluck lunch and discussion in January, March, May, July, September and November.  While it’s recommended that you’ve read the book, all are welcome. Since 2000, the book group has read more than 100 books.

2023-2024 Reading List:

  • November 4:  We Love Anderson Cooper, by RL Maizes
  • January 6:  The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan
  • March 2:  Black Bird, Blue Road, by Sofiya Pasternack
  • May 4:  The Forest of Vanishing Stars, by Kristin Harmel
  • July 6:  Horse, by Geraldine Brooks
  • September 7:  In the Garden of the Righteous, by Richard Hurowitz.

Book Club recommendations:

        Apeirogon, by Colum McCann

Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR, by Lisa Napoli

The Book of Lost Names, by Kristin Harmel

Dinner at the Center of the Earth, by Nathan Englander

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