Book Group

CBT’s book group meets on the first Saturday of every other month (unless there’s a holiday to schedule around) to discuss the month’s book and enjoy a potluck dinner. The reading list is 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.


Reading List:

July 11, 2021 – Anne Frank Remembered by Alison Leslie Gold

September 12, 2021 – Kabbala: A Love Story by Lawrence Kushner

November 7, 2021 – The Convert by Stefan Hertmans

January 2, 2021 – A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Berenbaum

March 6, 2021 – A Jerusalem Diamond by Noah Gordon

May 1, 2021 – The Friend: A Novel by Sigrid Nunez

July 10, 2021 – In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson


Recent Reads:

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

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

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

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

September 7, 2019 – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


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