Book Club

The People of the Book: Jewish Book Club

The Rady JCC and The Jewish Post and News are plPeople of the Book - Logoeased to offer the very successful People of the Book Jewish Book Club. Socialize and discuss these wonderful books with a group of like-minded (or not!) peers. Discussions will be facilitated by different moderators including Rady JCC Staff, JPN Editor Bernie Bellan and other community members. Pre-registration is welcome but not necessary. All are welcome to participate in this book club. Coffee is on us!

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.

Strangers in the Same Dream

By Alison Pick

This spare, beautifully written, shocking and timely novel whisks us back to 1921, when a band of young Jewish pioneers set out to realize a dream: the founding of a kibbutz on a patch of land that will, twenty-five years later, become Israel.

Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.

The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel

by Uri Bar-Joseph

A gripping feat of reportage that exposes—for the first time in English—the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East.

Wednesday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.

Two Family House

by Linda Cohen Loigman

A moving family saga filled with heart, emotion, longing, love, and mystery.

Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.

Ways to Disappear

by Idra Novey

Deep in gambling debt, the celebrated Brazilian writer Beatriz Yagoda is last seen holding a suitcase and a cigar and climbing into an almond tree. She abruptly vanishes.

Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

The Sunflower

by Simon Wiesenthal

While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying SS man. Haunted by the crimes in which he’d participated, the soldier wanted to confess to – and obtain absolution from – a Jew.