Book Discussion Group
All Kehilla members are welcome to join us for our customary meetings on the second Monday of the month at 7pm in the Fireside Room.
Monday, June 13, 7pm: The December Project: An extraordinary rabbi and a skeptical seeker confront life’s greatest mystery
by Sara Davidson
In the tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture, New York Times bestselling author Sara Davidson met every Friday with 89-year-old Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, to discuss what he calls The December Project. “When you can feel in your cells that you’re coming to the end of your tour of duty,” he said, “what is the spiritual work of this time, and how do we prepare for the mystery?” For two years, they met every week, and this is Davidson’s memoir of what they learned and how they changed. Interspersed with their talks are sketches from Reb Zalman’s extraordinary life.
Monday, July 11, 7pm: The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah
Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris, while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it’s not only the sisters’ relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible, as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions
For more information, please contact Jan at email@example.com. Neither of these books are from the Jewish Library so please look in the library or obtain from your independent book store.