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Calendar and Reading List 2022 –

Held Sundays on Zoom

March 2, 2022

 Date  Author   Book & Info
1/30/22 Elinor Lipman The Inn at Lake Devine | Novel: It is funny and makes a… Continue reading

From the Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center Weekly Reader

From Lorna Holmes


March 2022

Glikl and her Sisters: The Creative Lives of 17th-Century Jewish Women— A new online course, March 8–29, 2022

Held on Zoom, the class will meet on four consecutive… Continue reading

Levinson-Krupp Library

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Levinson-Krupp Library

This library was dedicated 50 years ago to the memory of Rebecca Lewin Levinson and Brannette Mayer Krupp by Justice and Mrs. Bernard Levinson. Over the years the library fell into disrepair, but starting in 2005 was redesigned… Continue reading

Sof History from Mat Sgan – Torah and Taro & Honey and Poi

Torah and Taro


Praise for Torah and Taro

February 10, 2021

Professor Edwin Yamauchi (B.A. UHM; M.A. and Ph.D. Brandeis University) Professor of Emeritus of History at Miami University of Ohio writes:

“I received and read Torah and Taro: Jewish… Continue reading

Books By Sof’ers

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A New Book by S.P. Goldstein

Sof Communications chair Sid Goldstein has just published a new book of baseball-themed short stories entitled American Pastimes. Here is the publisher’s press release that accompanied the launch of the book.… Continue reading

Sof Book Reviews

The Song of the Jade Lily: A Book Review

March 27, 2020

By Sid Goldstein


The novel, The Song of the Jade Lily, by Kirsty Manning deals with the little-known subject of the lives of Jewish refugees in Shanghai China… Continue reading

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