Today is April 22, 2018 -

Congregation B'nai Israel

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

6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 517-8400
Email: ctraugott@cbitoledo.org

Sisterhood Book Club

10:30 a.m.– 12:00, CBI Library

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Please note: We have changed the order of the next 2 books. The book for April 24th is The Ritual Bath, by Faye Kellerman; Macavity Award for Best First Novel, co-winner. This is the first book in the Rina Lazarus/Peter Decker mystery series. (Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 2 copies, 1 audiobook, plus 13 copies and 1 cd through the Library’s Search Ohio feature).

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Noon – Everyone is invited to attend the Etz Chayim Book Club/Mini Lunch on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at noon in the synagogue social hall. The cost is $5.00.  Please R.S.V.P. to the synagogue office, 419-473-2401.

“Our speaker will be native Toledoan Edward Krauss, author of the book Solomon the Accountant.  Ed will review his book and prepare a reading from a selection in the book.

Ed was born and raised in Toledo and has lived in Columbus for the past thirty-five years.  He is a mediator who focuses on personnel, employment, and financial conflicts.  Ed has mediated many Equal Employment Opportunity disputes for the United States Postal Service and numerous personnel disputes for government agencies.  He has also mediated a wide variety of financial matters.

Ed is the author of three novels:  Solomon The Accountant, a gentle love story set in Toledo’s middle-class Jewish community in 1950; Here On Moon, a story of deceit, divorce, and recovery; and A Story Of Bad, two stories wound together – a murder mystery and a love story.  Ed is also the co-author of On Being The Boss, a book about effective crisis management and the U.S. Constitution’s application in the workplace.

About Solomon The Accountant:  Solomon has fallen hard for a young, recent widow, Molly Manion. He gently, tenderly tries to win her heart as she struggles with leaving behind her old love and accepting new love, all the while tugged and pulled by her family and society’s expectations.

Herman Moskaivitch is Solomon’s best friend. Herman’s almost-engaged relationship with Deborah Goldman is becoming strained; Deborah is interested in marriage, Herman isn’t ready to propose.

Solomon becomes involved in the Herman and Deborah situation; meanwhile Herman and then Deborah support Solomon in his pursuit of Molly. Solomon the Accountant is a warm-hearted, character-driven story of love lost and found, strong friendships and family bonds, told with tears and laughter.”

As indicated above, please respond to Etz Chayim at 419-473-2401.  We encourage you to respond at least 10 days in advance so that Etz Chayim can prepare for the luncheon.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – King 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 copies plus 38 copies through the Library’s Search Ohio feature).

At our last Book Club meeting, the members decided to reschedule King Solomon’s Table until the June 26th meeting.  At that time we will meet at Cathy Sperling’s house, at 11:00 a.m.

Miriam Beckerman will be demonstrating a dairy recipe from the book.  Also, the members  decided that they may also select a dairy recipe to prepare from home and bring to Cathy’s home for a tasting.  BECAUSE OF SPACE CONSIDERATIONS, SEATING WILL BE LIMITED TO 16 MEMBERS.  PLEASE GET YOUR COPY OF THE BOOK By MAY 1st so that planning may begin for this program.

Please let Carol Richman (carolrichman@msn.com) or Sharon Stein (sstein100@gmail.com) know by June 1st if  you are interested in attending and the dish that you would like to prepare.

SEATING FOR THE JUNE MEETING OF THE BOOK CLUB WILL BE LIMITED TO 16 PEOPLE BECAUSE OF SPACE CONSIDERATIONS.  PLEASE GET YOUR COPY OF THE BOOK BY MAY 1ST, SO THAT RECIPES CAN BE SELECTED. DETAILS TO FOLLOW BY EMAIL TO THE BOOK CLUB MEMBERS.

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).

 

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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