Rabbi David Ellenson, PhD & Chancellor Arnold Eisen, PhD – March 15, 2019
Scroll through the images below to view photos from some of our fun, exciting events!
On August 15, 2018, the Readers Group sponsored the showing of the movie “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”. The charming film was adapted from the novel our group discussed at a past meeting, and all enjoyed the summer break with refreshments.
Author Claudia Kolker meets the Readers Group on June 27, 2018
Claudia Kolker, Beth Israel congregant and author led a great discussion of her book “The Immigrant Advantage: what we can learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness and Hope.” The book proves to be particularly relevant today and the Readers Group enjoyed a very substantive conversation with her.
Rabbi Lyon Leads Readers’ Group
On May 23, 2018 Rabbi Lyon joined the Readers Group to discuss “Homo Deus: a Brief History of Tomorrow” by Yuval Harari. By posing questions and relating the author’s theory of the future of mankind, Rabbi Lyon led a lively discussion of the book. As always, his annual visit to the group was enthusiastically received.
Alexandra Silber Skype Session
On March 28, 2018, the Readers Group enjoyed a Skype visit with Alexandra Silber, author of “After Anatevka”, a novel that follows characters from “Fiddler on the Roof”. Ms. Silber, an actress that has performed two roles in the play on Broadway and London, was inspired to write this fictional follow-up. She wowed the large group that attended the meeting with her insights and personal story. “