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Jewish Literary Circle - Zoom

Upcoming Sessions

1. Thursday, June 17, 2021 7 Tammuz 5781

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

2. Thursday, July 15, 2021 6 Av 5781

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

3. Thursday, August 19, 2021 11 Elul 5781

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

4. Thursday, October 21, 2021 15 Cheshvan 5782

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Past Sessions
Thursday, May 20, 2021 9 Sivan 5781 - 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Thursday, April 15, 2021 3 Iyar 5781 - 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Thursday, March 18, 2021 5 Nisan 5781 - 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2021 6 Adar 5781 - 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Thursday, January 21, 2021 8 Sh'vat 5781 - 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Zoom link is available in our weekly email or by request: Group leader Sandy Sidorsky

FREE, all are welcome. Jewish Literary Circle, one of the Life Long Learning programs, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:15pm. Our focus is to read Jewish literature and other published materials and enjoy each other’s insights and have lively discussions. 

Upcoming sessions:

May 20: Apples from the Desert by Savyon Liebrecht.  The book was recommended by Susan Miller and she will lead the discussion.  This is a short story collection about Jews and Arabs which has been translated from Hebrew to English.  It is available in paperback and on Kindle. 

June 17: Inheritance, A Memoir of Genealogy, paternity and Love - Non-fiction: On a “lark” Dani takes a DNA test and discovers her father is not her biological father and she was conceived by sperm donation. Intriguing story of family secrets, relationships and the ethics and ramifications of sperm donations

July 15: True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy - Haunting novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, powerfully depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children.

August 19: The History of Love by Nicole Kraus - Weaves together 3 story lines stretching back to German occupied Poland in WW2. Novel about two characters whose lives are woven together in such complex ways that even after the last page is turned, the reader is left to wonder what happened.

September 16: Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Geis - Autobiography of Miep Gies, the woman who helped the Frank family.

October 21: Two Among the Righteous Few by Marty Brounstein - A Story of Courage in the Holocaust is the remarkable tale of how Frans and his wife, Mien, saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews in southern Holland during World War II. They were Catholics who led a simple life in a small town, but they took risks and displayed bravery to help others in dire need, instilling hope during one of the most horrific points of history.

If you are interested in joining us for the upcoming meetings and/or would like to attend the planning meeting, please contact Sandy at

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Tue, June 15 2021 5 Tammuz 5781