Readers Group

The Beth Israel Readers Group invites congregants and friends to our monthly meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm. Books are chosen from various subjects, and we welcome our Clergy and visiting facilitators. Skype interviews with authors are also offered periodically. We also participate in the annual ERJCC Community Read.

To be added to the list, please contact Temple Librarian Susan Whitman


2021 Schedule for Readers Group:

    • September 22:  An Unkosher Death by Judith Finkel. The author will be speaking on her work.

      October 26: The Color of Love, by Marra Gad. Marra Gad will be presenting her work at Beth Israel as part of the Woolf Toomim Distinguished Lecture Series on January 11.

      November 17: Rhapsody, by Mitchell James Kaplan. Discussion of the Jewish Community Center Book Club Community Read 2021 (community event November 9).

      December 15:  The Imperfects: A Novel, by Amy Meyerson.  

      January 12, 2021:  Third Daughter, by Talia Carner. 

  • ALL MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WILL BE ON ZOOM AT 1:30 PM.  RSVP TO Susan Whitman TO OBTAIN ZOOM LINKS.

Scroll through the images below to view photos from some of our fun, exciting events!

Barbara Hordern leads the Readers Group discussion of “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.

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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.  

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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. “

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