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:

Jan 6, 2018 – The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

Mar 3, 2018 – The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

May 5, 2018 – The Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly

July 7, 2018 – The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman

Aug 25, 2018 – Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos

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

Jan 5, 2019 – Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman

Mar 2, 2019 – No Better Friend by Robert Weintraub

May 4, 2019 – Two Family House by Lynda Loigman

July 6, 2019 – The Thread by Victoria Hislop

Recently Books:

November 4, 2017 – Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

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

July 1, 2017 – The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen

May 6, 2017 – The Marriage Opposites by Alice Hoffman

February 25, 2017 – Behind Enemy Lines by Marthe Corn

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

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