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Jewish Literary Circle Book Selection Event - Zoom

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 28 Av 5780

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Jewish Literary Circle is Expanding and You Are Invited! 

Jewish Literary Circle will be holding its next book selection event on August 18 at 6:15pm by Zoom.  

Anyone can submit a book suggestion and attend this event to vote on selections for the 6 months from October 2020 – March 2021. We meet each month on the evening of the Third Thursday to discuss a literary selection with something Jewish about it – theme, subject, or author.

Offered as part of the Life Long Learning program, Lit Circle has been running for 2 years and is open to everyone to enjoy interesting literature and dynamic discussion.

We invite you to submit a book recommendation and attend the voting on August 18.

If you’d like to join sooner, the upcoming meetings and selections are:

July 16  Elsewhere Perhaps  by Amos Oz

August 20  Kaaterskill Falls  by Allegra Goodman

September 17  This Tilting World  by Colette Fellous 

RSVP to Marian McKenna  at and to submit your book suggestion or get more info. For the link to this Zoom meeting, please refer to weekly email or email

When Submitting your suggestion please include: 

Number of Pages:
Fiction or Non Fiction?:
Suggester’s Name:
Available at/format (Amazon, library, Kindle, etc.):
Why recommending this?:

List of Books We’ve Read

Spinoza, Isaac Bashevis Singer (short story)

Scenes from a Village, Amos Oz

A Guide for the Perplexed, Dara Horn

If All the Seas Were Ink, Liana Kurshan

Magic of the Ordinary, Gershon Winkler

The Weight of Ink, Rachel Kadish

The Loudest Voice, Grace Paley (short story)

Suddenly a Knock on the Door, Etgar Keret

Gimpel the Fool, Isaac Bashevis Singer

Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

Family Markowitz by Allegra Goodman

A River Could Be a Tree, Angela Himsel

Focus, Arthur Miller

The Worlds We Think We Know, Dalia Rosenfeld

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Nathan Englander

 Disguised Nathan Englander reads Isaac Bashevis Singer - Listening activity

The Lost Girls of Paris, Pam Jenoff,

A Bride for One Night, Ruth Calderon

To This Day, S.Y.  Agnon

The Last Watchman of Old Cairo, Michael David Lukas

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, Yossi Klein Halevi  

Elsewhere Perhaps, Amos Oz 

Kaaterskill Falls, Allegra Goodman 

This Tilting World, Colette Fellous   


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