Book Beat 2018

Always wanted to join a book group but haven’t found the right one?

Look no further! The JFS Book Beat series features compelling reads of interest to the Jewish community that you won’t want to miss. Developed for those who love to read and who love to discuss what they are reading, JFS Book Beat discussions are stimulating and enjoyable. For more  information contact JFS at 203-622-1881.

November 28 – Waking Lions by Ayelet Gunder Silverston

Speeding through a remote area in his S.U.V. late one night, an Israeli doctor hits an Eritrean man walking by the roadside. And when he decides that the victim is beyond help, he impulsively flees the scene.

January 23 – The Ruined House by Ruby Namdar

A professor of comparative culture at New York University is a model of urbanity and success. But the manicured surface of his world begins to crack when he is visited by a series of strange and inexplicable visions involving an ancient religious ritual that will upend his comfortable life.

March 6 – Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander

A spellbinding thriller, a spy novel and a love story. How does a nice American Jewish boy from Long Island winds up an Israeli spy working for Mossad, and later, a traitor to his adopted country?

May 22What to do about the Solomons by Bethany Ball

In this debut novel Ball leaves no stone unturned as she gradually divulges the inner psyches, darkest secrets, and most problematic idiosyncrasies of her kibbutznik characters. Lust, drugs, money, and other excesses are no strangers to the Solomon family. Lovers of classic Jewish literature and gossip rags unite: this one’s got something for everyone. Winner of a 2017 Jewish Book Council award.

June 26 – Wild Card:  We will read and discuss a recently issued hot new title, that the group helps select.

At 7 pm we will serve light refreshments so that there is ample time for socialization, and at 7:30 pm the book discussion begins.

Facilitator: Judi Margolin, librarian, workshop leader and avid reader

Fee: $175 for the series or $30 per session

Location: Private home in Greenwich, CT – call Elyse at 203-622-1881 for details.

How do I sign up for the next JFS Book Beat?

To participate in our Book Beat series or to get more information on our next movie feature, please call 203-622-1881 or simply complete the online form below:





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