Jewish Book Discussion Group

The Exodus: How It Happened and Why It Matters
by Richard Elliott Friedman

Tuesday, March 9, 7:30  – 9:00 p.m.
From a spectrum of disciplines, state-of-the-art archaeological breakthroughs, and fresh discoveries within scripture, Friedman brings real evidence of a historical basis for the exodus-the history behind the story. The biblical account of millions fleeing Egypt may be an exaggeration, but the exodus itself is not a myth. Friedman does not stop there. Known for his ability to make Bible scholarship accessible to readers, Friedman proceeds to reveal how much is at stake when we explore the historicity of the exodus. The implications, he writes, are monumental. Discussion led by Michal Strutin. To Connect online: https://zoom.us/j/96289959946?pwd=WnNFT2ZSWkxkcGJ0L1NaQXVZSlhNZz09  To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 962 8995 9946, Password: 498102

The Last Train to London: A Novel
by Meg Waite Clayton

Tuesday, May 11,  7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
A pre-World War II-era story centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe—and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety. Discussion led by Michal Strutin. To Connect online: https://zoom.us/j/96289959946?pwd=WnNFT2ZSWkxkcGJ0L1NaQXVZSlhNZz09, To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 962 8995 9946, Password: 498102

Antisemitism: Here and Now
by Deborah Lipstadt

Tuesday, June 8,  7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
A penetrating and provocative analysis of the hate that will not die, focusing on its current, virulent incarnations on both the political right and left: from white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, to mainstream enablers of antisemitism such as Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn, to a gay pride march in Chicago that expelled a group of women for carrying a Star of David banner. Discussion led by Alex Drukarev. To Connect online: https://zoom.us/j/96289959946?pwd=WnNFT2ZSWkxkcGJ0L1NaQXVZSlhNZz09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 962 8995 9946, Password: 498102.

Short Stories by Edgar Keret

Tuesday July 13, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Reading aloud and discussion led by Joanne Cornbleet
. To Connect online: https://zoom.us/j/96289959946?pwd=WnNFT2ZSWkxkcGJ0L1NaQXVZSlhNZz09  To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 962 8995 9946, Password: 498102