EVENING BOOK GROUP:
Join us in discussing contemporary Jewish-themed books with the Sinai Temple Book Group. We are open to all who are interested in good books and good conversation. Come to one or all of our meetings, held in the Lainer Learning Center’s Library Classroom and facilitated by Lisa Silverman, Library Director.
This season we are reading the following titles:
Wednesday, October 7th, 7:30 pm In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Three planes crash in a small town in New Jersey over the course of just two short months. This actually happened in Elizabeth, New Jersey in the early 1950s, when beloved children’s author Judy Blume was a young girl, experiencing the horror firsthand. Who, or what, was responsible—Communists? Martians? Blume travels back to that time and tells the more intimate stories within the larger one, to help us better comprehend the incomprehensible.
Wednesday November 4th, 7:30 pm Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Feminist icon Letty Cottin Pogrebin's second novel follows Zach Levy, the left-leaning son of Holocaust survivors who promises his mother that he'll marry within the tribe. But when Zach falls for Cleo, an African American activist grappling with her own inherited trauma, he must reconcile the family he loves with the woman who might be his soul mate.
Wednesday December 9th, 7:30 pm Electric City by Elizabeth Rosner
The peak of Autumn, 1965: Sophie Levine, the daughter of a General Electric company man, one of the many scientists who escaped Europe just before World War II, is coming of age just as the town is gasping its last breaths. Into her orbit drifts Henry Van Curler, the favored son of one of Electric City’s founding Dutch families, as well as Native American Martin Longboat. This new generation will face both the history of their town and their own uncertain future, struggling to bridge the gap between the old world and the new.
Facilitated by Lisa Silverman, Library Director