Today is June 24, 2019 -

Congregation B'nai Israel

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

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

Sisterhood Book Club

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the home of Cathy Sperling:  The Vilna vegetarian cookbook: garden-fresh recipes rediscovered and adapted for today’s kitchen.  Fania Lewando, c.2015.  In 1938, Fania Lewando, the proprietor of a popular vegetarian restaurant in Vilna published a unique Yiddish vegetarian cookbook. Lewando and her husband were captured by  Soviet soldiers and perished during World War II.  Her book was presumed lost.  Now it has miraculously resurfaced through the efforts of YIVO and has been beautfully translated for a new generation. Not in the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library; 15 copies SearchOhio, 1 copy OhioLink.  This will be an off-site program with bookclub members preparing recipes from the cookbook.

Miriam Beckerman will host a demonstration of one of the recipes from the cookbook. Space is limited to the first 16 people who RSVP before May 12th. Contact or

Tuesday, June 25, 2019:  The forgetting river: a modern tale of survival, identity and the Inquisition.  Doreen Carajal, c.2102The forgetting river is an unexpected and moving story of an American journalist who unravels her Catholic family’s long-buried Jewish ancestry in Spain. The author relates her travels to the centuries-old Andalucian town of Arcos de la Frontera, to investigate her lineage and recover her family’s original religious heritage.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Luncheon & Discussion at Etz Chayim
“Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love”
by Dani Shapiro
Cost is $8 per person, payable at the door.
RSVP to Elsa Leveton, 419.473.2401 or

Tuesday, August 27, 2019:  Letters to my Palestinian neighbors.  Yossi Klein Halevi,.c. 2018.    Lyrical and evocative, Letters to my Palestinian neighbors, is one Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians. In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his twenties and move to Israel to participate in the drama of the renewal of a Jewish homeland and help ensure that it succeeds as a morally responsible, democratic state in the Middle East.  3 copies Toledo-Lucas County Public Library; 26 copies SearchOhio, 1 audio book SearchOhio; 4 copies OhioLink.

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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