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Or Rishon Book Club


The Temple Or Rishon Book Club

All of our meetings are at Temple Or Rishon on the 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the library. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven't read the book. We have great noshes and we're very friendly!

Some books can be found in your local library. Ordering online usually is cheapest if you buy the books. Amazon.com seems to have the best prices overall. They have new or used books. Abebooks.com is another place for used books. If you access Amazon from the TOR website, TOR gets a small percentage, you pay the same price, and you also do a Mitzvah!

We encourage you to access Amazon from the TOR website; you pay the same price and also do a Mitzvah because TOR earns an advertising fee from Amazon! 

Call Alison Braverman at 988-7110, email=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Here is a schedule of the books that the TOR Book Club will be reading in the new few months:

Apr 23 The Orphan’s Tale: a Novel by Pam Jenoff
May 28 Henna House: A Novel by Nomi Eve
June 25 The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris
July 23 The Hiding Place  by Corrie Ten Boon
Aug 27 The Covenant by Naomi Ragen
Sept 24
A Bodyguard of Lies by Donna Del Oro


Books that have been recently read by the TOR Book Club:


Mar 26 The Hour’s Count by Jillian Cantor
Feb 26 I am Forbidden: A Novel by Anouk Markovits
Jan 22 The Hare with the Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal
Nov 27 House of Spies by Daniel Silva
Oct 23 Flowers in the Blood by Gay Courter
Sept 25 Don’t Ever Look Back: A Mystery (Buck Schatz Series) By Daniel Friedman
Aug 28 Moonglow: A Novel by Michael Chabon
July 24 Between Friends by Amos Oz and Sandra Silverton
June 26 After the Fire: A Novel by Laren Belfer
May 22 The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
April 24 The Quality of Mercy by Faye Kellerman
March 27 Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

February 27th

The Two-Family House: A Novel   by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Jan 23rd, 2017 The Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
November 28 The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro
October 24 Dante's Equation by Jane Jensen
August 22 The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
July 25  The English Spy by Daniel Silva

June 27

Wherever You Go:  A Novel by Joan Leegant

May 23

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

April 25

Songs for the Butcher's Daughter:  A Novel by Peter Manseau

March 28

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

January 25, 2016

The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich

November 23

Ann Frank Remembered by Miep Gies and Alison Leslie Gold

October 26

Don’t Ever Get Old  by Daniel Friedman

September 23

Gabby:  A story of Courage, Love and Resilience by Gabriel Gifford, Mark Kelly and Jeffrey Zaslow

October 28th

The Jew and the Lotus:  A Poet's Re-Discovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India by Roger Kamentz

November 25 The Law Giver by Herman Wouk
December No Meeting in December

January 27, 2015

The Prime Ministers by Yehuda Avner

February 24

Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book 1:  Apprentice by Maggie Anton

March 24th

Dear Cara: Letters from Otto Frank by Cara Weiss Wilson

April 28th

Once Upon a Country:  A Palestinian Life by Sari Nusseibeh

Mary 26th

The English Girl by Daniel Silva

June 23rd

Identical Strangers:  a Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited  by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein

July 28th As a Driven Leafby Milton Steinberg
August 25th Zealot:  The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazereth by Reza Aslan
September 22 The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
October 27 By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan
November 24 Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
January 26, 2014 My Promised Land:  the Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit
February 23 Call it Sleep: A Novel by Henry Roth
March 23 Moving Day by Jonathan Stone
April 27 The Children of Willesden Lane:  Beyond the Kinder Transport:  A Memoir of Music, Love and Survival  by Mona Galabek and Lee Cohen (not a Holocaust story)
May 25 Jacob's Oath by Martin Fletcher
June 22 Still Fooling 'em:  Where I've been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal

July 27

In The Courtyard of the Kabbalist by Ruchama King Feuerman

August 31

Open Heart by Elie Wiesel and Marion Wiesel 

September 28

Peony: a Novel of China by Pearl S. Buck  (Jewish family in 1840s China)