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Beth Am Book Group

Beth Am Book Group in the Time of Quarantine

Beth Am's book group will be offering a summer reading group for June-September 2020. Join us as Beth Am members moderate fantastic reads via Zoom the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM. Email alexis@templebetham.org for reminders and the Zoom link.

June 23 – Out of Egypt: A Memoir, by Andre Aciman – facilitated by Ellen Kret

Set in luxuriant cosmopolitan Alexandria, this richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family from its bold arrival in Egypt at the turn of the century to its defeated exodus three generations later.

July 28 – People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks – facilitated by Rebecca Hoff

Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity, an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author.

August 25 – The Property (graphic novel), by Rutu Modan – facilitated by Rona Frances

After the death of her son, Regina Segal takes her granddaughter Mica to Warsaw, hoping to reclaim a family property lost during World War II. As they get to know modern Warsaw, Regina is forced to recall difficult things about her past, and Mica begins to wonder if maybe their reasons for coming aren't a little different than her grandmother led her to believe.

September 22 – My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, by Abigail Pogrebin – facilitated by Toby Harris

My Jewish Year travels through this calendar's signposts with candor, humor, and a trove of information, capturing the arc of Jewish observance through the eyes of a relatable, wandering--and wondering--Jew.

Thu, July 2 2020 10 Tammuz 5780