Category Archives: Book Discussion Group

“A Memoir and a Manifesto”: Dr. Michael Saag Discusses ‘Positive’

By Ken Mitchell In late May, B’nai Emunah was privileged to have Dr. Michael Saag discuss his book, Positive: One Doctor’s Personal Encounters with Death, Life, and the US Healthcare System. An expert on the history on the AIDS crisis, … Continue reading

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Book Group To Read “The Hare With Amber Eyes”

The Book Group has selected a fascinating memoir by Edmund de Waal to read for the February 23,  2014 meeting.  This 2010 family memoir by British ceramicist Edmund de Waal tells the story of his family, the Ephrussi, once a … Continue reading

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Book Group discusses Aleppo Codex

By Bonnie Lindauer Our book group enjoyed a very spirited discussion about “The Aleppo Codex: The True Story of Obsession, Faith and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible,” written by Matti Friedman, a journalist who painstakenly researched the travels and … Continue reading

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Book Group Reads Englander

The B’nai Emunah book group recently met to discuss the collection of short stories by Nathan Englander, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.  The book is titled after Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We … Continue reading

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Book Group Discusses Meir Shalev’s “This Is How It Was” Or…

 By Bonnie Gratch Lindauer One of the early comments at our Sunday, March 25th discussion probed the original Hebrew title, “Davar Hayah Kakhah,”   Certainly those three words didn’t equate with the English title “My Russian Grandmother and Her American … Continue reading

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Bookgroup reads “Jew Store”

By Bonnie Gratch Lindauer The B’nai Emunah Book Discussion Group thoroughly enjoyed “Jew Store” by Stella Suberman.  Set in rural Tennessee in the early 1900’s this memoir captures the fabric of small town life as seen through the eyes of … Continue reading

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News from the Book Discussion Group

By Naidia Woolf Last Sunday we met to discuss our latest book selection: “A Man, a Woman, and a Man” by popular Israeli author, Savyon Liebrecht, known and acclaimed for her short stories, this novel represents Liebrecht’s first full-length work. … Continue reading

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