Israel Between the Pages is a book discussion group featuring some of the most important and insightful voices on contemporary life in Israel. Meetings will be moderated by Rabbi Daniel Brenner or a guest speaker
Sun., Oct 23, 2022
Israel. The small strip of arid land is 5,700 miles away but remains a hot-button issue and a thorny topic of debate. Offering a fresh, 360-degree view, and bite-sized chunks of history and deeply personal stories, Noa Tishby chronicles her homeland’s evolution, beginning in Biblical times and moving forward to cover everything from WWI to Israel’s creation to the disputes dividing the country today.
Sun., Jan 29, 2023
This is an easy-to-read yet penetrating and original look at the history and basic contours of one of the most complicated conflicts in the world. by the head of the New Israel Fund, an organization dedicated to equality and democracy for all Israelis, not just Jews. And, as Sokatch asks, is there any other topic about which so many intelligent, educated and sophisticated people express such strongly and passionately held convictions, and about which they actually know so little?
Sun., April 30, 2023
From Africa to Zion is an extraordinary life story, but above all—it is a story about people, about love, and about the importance of family, regardless of skin color or ethnicity. “This is the Ethiopian Israeli memoir we’ve been waiting for. Danny Adeno Abebe tells us the truth, in all its painful complexity, about the Ethiopian experience in Israel. No Jewish community paid a higher price on the road to Zion than Ethiopian Jews; none has been received more grudgingly by Israeli society.” — Yossi Klein Halevi.
Sun., June 25, 2023
Summer Fiction Selection!
There’s no one like Etgar Keret. His stories take place at the crossroads of the fantastical, searing, and hilarious. His characters grapple with parenthood and family, war and games, marijuana and cake, memory and love. These stories never go to the expected place, but always surprise, entertain, and move. Above all is Keret’s enduring theme: our inability to communicate, to see so little of the world around us and to understand each other even less.