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:

July 20, 2019 – The Thread by Victoria Hislop

September 7, 2019 – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

November 2, 2019 – The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

January 4, 2020 – The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levy

Match 7, 2020 – All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen

May 2, 2020 – Dirty Wars and Polished Silver by Linda Schuster

July 11, 2020 – Anne Frank Remembered by Alison Leslie Gold


Recently Books:

May 4, 2019 – Two Family House by Lynda Loigman

Mar 2, 2019 – No Better Friend by Robert Weintraub

Jan 5, 2019 – Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman

Nov 3, 2018 –  Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan


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