Today is November 24, 2017 -

Congregation B'nai Israel

151 Years of Consecrated Service to God, Torah and Israel.

6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 517-8400

Sisterhood Book Club

At our last meeting, the members present selected the books that we will be reading next year.  Based on availability at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and its affiliation with Search Ohio, here is the list and the dates.  Meetings start at 10:30 a.m.*  Please let us know if you need any assistance in requesting the books.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017Option B:  facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant.

A powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. [ Toledo Lucas County Public Library- 30 copies, 4 audiobooks, and an ebook; Search Ohio feature – 50+ books] 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – Dave at night, by Gail Carson Levine.

When orphaned Dave is sent to the Hebrew Home for Boys and treated cruelly, he sneaks out at night and welcomed into the music- and culture-filled world of the Harlem Renaissance, where he discovers the power of friendship.  [Toledo Lucas County Public Library – 1 copy; Search Ohio feature:  15 copies,  1 cd]


Tuesday, February 26, 2018 – The dinner party, by Brenda Janowitz.

This  Passover Seder is not just any Passover Seder.   This will be the night the Golds of Greenwich meet the Rothschilds of New York City.  [Toledo Lucas County Public Library – 18 copies; Search Ohio feature – 38  copies]


Tuesday, April 24, 2018King Solomon’s table: a culinary exploration of Jewish Cooking around the world, by Joan Nathan. 

A definitive compendium of Jewish recipes from around the globe and across the ages.  [Toledo Lucas County Public Library – 3; Search Ohio feature – 23]  Miriam Beckerman has graciously offered to open the CBI dairy kitchen for this program.  We will have an opportunity to select a recipe from the cookbook and prepare the recipe in the kitchen with Miriam. Prep space is limited. Details to be developed. *Meeting time to be determined.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – The Ritual bath, by Faye Kellerman

Macavity Award for Best First Novel co-winner 1987. This is the first book in the Rina Lazarus/Peter Decker mystery series. [Toledo Lucas County Public Library – 2 copies, 1 audiobook; Search Ohio feature:  13 copies, 1 cd]


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – My Jewish year: 18 holidays, one wandering Jew, by Abigail Pogrebin. 

Abigail Pogrebin wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, some for thousands of years. Her curiosity led her to embark on an entire year of intensive research, observation, and writing about the milestones on the Jewish religious calendar.  [Toledo Lucas County Public Library – 3 copies, Search Ohio feature 5 copies].


We will also be joining with our friends in the Etz Chayim and Shomer Emunim book clubs in January and July for joint programs.  These programs will be developed and we will keep you posted as we select the books.


Thank you all for your suggestions.  Happy reading.


Carol Richman and Sharon Stein, Coordinators

The books are available through the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and also through its Search Ohio feature. If anyone needs help requesting books, please let either Carol or Sharon know.


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