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Bet MIshpachah’s lively, long-running Book Group meets every six to eight weeks in members’ homes around the area. Any congregation member is welcome to attend any session; all are welcome and there's nothing to join. Meetings usually run from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, with the first hour being a delicious dairy/vegetarian potluck dinner and the discussion occurring during the second hour. 

Books generally have either a Jewish and/or an LGBT theme, and alternate between fiction and non-fiction works.  Recent meetings have discussed nonfiction works such as David: The Divided Heart, by Rabbi David Wolpe; An Improbable Friendship: The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil, by Anthony David; Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast; and the fascinating and timely Let There Be Water, by Seth M. Siegel.  Fiction works have included The Jewish Husband, by Lia Levi; Judas, by Israeli novelist Amos Oz; and A Bride For One Night: Talmud Tales, by Knesset Member and scholar Ruth Calderon.  

For further information, or to obtain the location of any meeting, please contact bookgroup@betmish.org