Jewish Book Club

Jewish Book Club
two years
9 books
two-thousand years of history


Led by Rabbi Mates-Muchin and Rabbi Regev, the Jewish Book Club will meet bi-monthly over the next two program years as we dip our toes into the vast sea of Jewish books and the insights they offer into two-thousand years of our history.

Each of the nine books in this series was selected to represent and inspire a conversation and further learning around distinct periods in our Jewish heritage. The Book Club will meet in the Albers Chapel at 9:30am on the dates identified below.

  1. The Rabbinic Period -  As a Driven Leaf / Milton Steinberg – December 2, 2018
  2. The Middle Ages - The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela / Benjamin of Tudela – February 3, 2019
  3. Enlightenment & Emancipation - The Pity of it All / Amos Elon  – April 7, 2019
  4. Turn of the 20th Century - The Brothers Ashkenazi / Israel Joshua Singer – June 2, 2019
  5. The American Experience to World War II  - Passage From Home / Isaac Rosenfeld – September 15, 2019
  6. The Holocaust & Israel  - A Tale of Love and Darkness / Amos Oz – Date TBD
  7. The American Experience after World War II Gentleman’s Agreement / Laura Z. Hobson – Date TBD
  8. Jewish People Today - My Name is Asher Lev / Chaim Potok – Date TBD
  9. Contemporary Israel - To the End of the Land / David Grossman – Date TBD

For questions and further information, contact Rabbi Regev at [email protected], or 510-451-3263 x333. All meetings are accessible.