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Book Group

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Our Shir Hadash Book Group is open to everyone and meets at 10:45 a.m. on the Sundays listed below. Check the calendar for the latest upcoming session, and contact office@shirhadash.org to inquire about what the next book will be.

Come Read With Us

We are not participating in "Book Club in a Box" for the foreseeable future.  You will have to get the books through a library, book store, or purchase on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.


Upcoming Books:

October 17, 2021

The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl by Marra Gad

Winner of the 2020 Midwest Book Award in Autobiography/Memoir, The Color of Love is an unforgettable memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer’s strikes.

Sharla Kibel will lead a talk about The Color of Love using some YouTube clips of interviews with the author.


March 6, 2022

Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen 

After one night's deadly mistake, a man will go to any lengths to save his family and his reputation.

Neurosurgeon Eitan Green has the perfect life -- married to a beautiful police officer and father of two young boys. Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road after an exhausting hospital shift, he hits someone. Seeing that the man, an African migrant, is beyond help, he flees the scene.

When the victim's widow knocks at Eitan's door the next day, holding his wallet and divulging that she knows what happened, Eitan discovers that her price for silence is not money. It is something else entirely, something that will shatter Eitan's safe existence and take him into a world of secrets and lies he could never have anticipated.

Waking Lions is a gripping, suspenseful, and morally devastating drama of guilt and survival, shame and desire from a remarkable young author on the rise.


April 10, 2022

The Forgetting River: A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity, and the Inquisition by Doreen Carvajal

Raised a Catholic in California, New York Times journalist Doreen Carvajal is shocked when she discovers that her background may actually be connected to conversos in Inquisition-era Spain , Jews who were forced to renounce their faith and convert to Christianity or face torture and death. With vivid childhood memories of Sunday sermons, catechism, and the rosary, Carvajal travels to the south of Spain, to the centuries-old Andalucian town of Arcos de la Frontera, to investigate her lineage and recover her family’s original religious heritage.

As she strives to find proof that her family had been forced to convert to Christianity six-hundred years ago, Carvajal comes to understand that the past flows like a river through time –and that while the truth might be submerged, it is never truly lost.

Sat, October 23 2021 17 Cheshvan 5782