Book Group

CBT’s book group meets on the first Saturday of every odd-numbered month (unless there’s a holiday to schedule around) to discuss the month’s book and enjoy a potluck dinner. The books on the reading list are chosen based on members’ recommendations and have a Jewish author, Jewish character and/or Jewish theme. Since 2000, the book group has read more than 100 books. Having read the book is recommended although not required.

2022-2023 Reading List:

May 6, 2023 – Linked, by Gordon Korman and How to Find What You’re Not Looking For, by Veera Hiranandani

July 8, 2023 – The Rabbi’s Wife, The Bishop’s Wife, by David Jacobson

September 9, 2023 – The Diamond Eye, by Kate Quinn

Recent Reads:

        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

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