We can’t help you with the field.
But if you are interested in reading books and making new friends, the Tifereth Israel Book Club is the place for you.
Sunday, March 11th, 9:30 a.m.
Our focus is books with Jewish themes, both fiction and non-fiction. Club members are particularly interested in books by Israeli authors, old and new. We choose books that are available in local library systems, but can be purchased if you prefer. You can access the San Diego County Library here, Amazon.com here and Barnes & Noble here. You will also find one or two copies of each month’s selection on a special book club shelf in our Braun Library.
The club meets most months at Tifereth, though occasionally we will gather in a club member’s home.
Here’s the schedule for the next few meetings, and a preview of the books we will be reading:
Sunday, March 11th — 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., in the Synagogue Board Room.
Mr. Mani by A.B. Yehoshuah
This novel, published in 1992, won both the National Jewish Book Award and the first Israeli literature Prize. It is both the intimate story of one family’s life over six generations and a broader portrait of Jewish life over two centuries.
Sunday, April 15th — 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., in the Synagogue Board Room.
The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
This is the book where it all began, the relationship between Detective Pete Decker and Rina Lazarus, a deeply religious young widow who will become his wife. The case that brings them together is the brutal rape of a woman who was returning from the mikvah in a yeshiva community outside Los Angeles.
Sunday, May 27th — 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., at a club member’s home.
Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
A respected Israeli neurosurgeon impulsively flees the scene after he hits an Eritrean man walking by a road in the desert outside Beersheba. The next morning the victim’s wife shows up at his door and soon he has been blackmailed into setting up an underground hospital to treat illegal African immigrants. The New York Times called the novel “part psychological thriller, part morality play.”