2018 Book Club Schedule

The Book Club meets occasionally on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. at members’ homes. Contact Carolann Biederman for questions or to attend.

2018 Schedule

Date Title Author
2/4 The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem Sarit Yishai-Levi
3/25 Little Failure- A Memoir Gary Shteyngart
4/29 Yiddish: A Nation of Words Miriam Weinstein
6/10 Pumpkinflowers – A Solider’s Story Matti Friedman
7/29 Moonglow Michael Chabon
9/16 Maus I and II  Art Spiegelman
11/11 A Thread of Grace Mary Doria Russell
12/9      The Last Minyan in Havana Betty Heisler


Three Simple Rules to Participate

1) Must read the book
2) Be ready to share your insights, questions and thoughts about the book
3) Must RSVP in advance

About the Group

The Sof Book Group began in 2005 by Carolann Biederman, founder and moderator. It’s an opportunity to foster community ruach by meeting in each other’s homes for lively discussions of fiction and nonfiction by Jewish authors and/or with themes that explore the Jewish experience. Typically we meet 6 – 7 times during the year. The discussion is moderated, so that all voices are heard and the meeting stays timely. Books and dates are chosen in advance for the entire year (subject to change when needed). Participants seem happy with the selections. The potential reading list continues to grow as folks suggest books all the time. Members enjoy hosting the group at a rotation of homes. Hosts provide snacks and drinks. The vibe is positive and we have a lot of fun.