“Read It & Meet” Book Discussions

Books in stack

Do you have a favorite book you'd like to share … one by a Jewish author or with Jewish content? Our "Read It & Meet" Book Discussions are usually held once a month and are open to everyone! We discuss selected books and share our experiences, reactions, and ideas.

Most book discussions take place Shabbat afternoons following Kiddush with the congregation (approximately 12:00pm) in the Epstein Chapel. Moderators are needed to facilitate each book discussion. If you would like to suggest a book, act as a moderator, or would like more information, please contact Helen Rib.


Oct. 7, 2017
(held in the sukkah)
The King of Children: The Life & Death of Janusz Korczak by Betty Jean Lifton Eric Flank
Nov. 4, 2017 Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar Rachel Green
Dec. 2, 2017 The Extra by A.B. Yehoshua Rabbi Robert Eisen
Jan. 6, 2018 The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende Joan Belzer
Feb. 3, 2018 Moonglow by Michael Chabon Shirley Goldberg
Mar. 3, 2018 We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter Linda Gorsky
Apr. 14, 2018
(second Saturday)
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg Malka Abraham
May 5, 2018

The Golden Peacock by Lauren Grossman
Local author Lauren Grossman, will be our guest as we discuss her book
The Golden Peacock on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Lauren will join us at kiddush, followed by “Read It & Meet.”

Buy the book in advance! Autographed copies of The Golden Peacock sold
at the Front Desk in the Administrative Office. $10.95 (retail price: $14.95)
Quantities limited. Cash or check only made payable to Lauren Grossman.

Helen Rib