The next book group will meet on Thursday, October 12 at 12:30 pm

 Please join us every month or any month to enjoy engaging discussions and rich fellowship. Copies of each book are on reserve at the Westport Public Library. Feel free to bring your lunch along with your insights and opinions. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served. Book group discussion leaders are Harriet Selverstone and Freda Easton. No RSVP necessary. 

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact the Temple Office, 203 227-1293.

2017-2018 Schedule

 


 

the extra 

December 14

The Extra, by A.B. Yehoshua 

 


 

alltheriverscover1

January 11

All The Rivers, by Dorit Rabinyan


 NO BOOK CLUB IN FEBRUARY


 

two she bears

March 8

Two She-Bears, by Meir Shalev 

This is a story of village love and vengeance in the early days of British Palestine that is still being played out two generations later. This text is rich with grit, humor, and near-magical evocation of Israeli rural life. It is a tale of friendship between men, of love and betrayal, where forgiveness, atonement and understanding can finally happen.

 


 

genius of judaism

April 12

The Genius of Judaism, by Bernard-Henri Levy

For more than 4 decades, the author has been a singular figure on the world stage. In this text he confronts his spiritual roots and the religion that has always inspired and shaped him, but has never fully reckoned with. This book is a vision and understanding of what it means to be a Jew.  It is rooted in Talmudic traditions of  argument and conflict.


 

a horse walks into a bar

May 10

A Horse Walks Into a Bar, by David Grossman

Words from novelist Gary Shteyngart: “a magnificently comic and sucker-punch-tragic excursion into brilliance.” The story takes place over the course of 2 hours. This book won the Man Booker International Prize.

 


 

my jewish year

June 14

My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew,  by Abigail Pogrebin

The author wanted to understand what kept the holidays alive and vibrant. She embarked on an entire year of intense research, observation, and writing about the milestones on the Jewish calendar. She uses candor, humor, and a trove of information. The chapters are interspersed with brief reflections from prominent rabbis and Jewish thinkers.

 


 

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