The Reader's Circle Book Club continues to meet with a solid core of committed participants who have enthusiasm for sharing wonderful books, many with Jewish themes. We are pleased that in the past seven years, we have grown from a handful of people to a formidable membership.
We hope you will find the time to read with us -- you will be glad you did!
We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30PM in Room 8 of the Andrew Friedland Preschool.
On December 8, Gail Lamster will be reviewing Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved Worldby Seth M Siegel. This book is the choice of NNJFederation’s One Book/One Community initiative and is being reviewed by the Jewish book clubs of northern New Jersey.
About this book: Siegel picks up the story of water scarcity in Israel in the 1930s, when British experts were issuing one report after another arguing that the Jews trying to flee Nazi-dominated Europe just could not be physically accommodated in British-controlled Palestine. The Zionists, headed by David Ben-Gurion, sought to prove the British wrong, and thus was born the Israeli effort to turn a half-arid, half-desert land into a water-rich country capable of sustaining millions.
Please join us for the review of this timely book.
On November 3, as a result of reviewing the book, Putting God Second: How to Save Religion From Itselfby Donniel Hartman, one could hardly ask for a more meaningful discussion and in-depth study of our relationships to God and to the role he/she plays influencing our lives.
Thank you Laura Hertz for bringing this book to our attention and for helping us embark on a road to introspection. Thank you Rabbi Emert for joining us to help clarify some of the issues being discussed.
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