Ohr Kodesh Book Club (Currently meets virtually)

June 3, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
Salzberg Family Library

The Ohr Kodesh Book Club meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon at Ohr Kodesh (the Club currently meets virtually; it hopes to one day be able to return to the Salzberg Family Library).

Books selections are chosen by the club's members, alternating fiction and non-fiction every other month, and are generally limited to books no longer than 400 pages in length. New participants will be welcomed!

Feel free to bring a dairy or parve lunch to the meeting. Coffee will be provided.

For further information, contact Book Club Coordinator Natalie Cantor at 301-933-3776 or barcando [at] gmail [dot] com.

Future dates & book selections:  

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 12:00-1:30 PM ON ZOOM:

NEW LINK; as of June:

https://zoom.us/j/94315443657?pwd=SkNwcVRhZm4vSVYrdGs0Vmg4Z0hEdz09

The Secret Chord: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks will be discussed. The book is a rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of People of the Book and March. The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David’s life while also focusing on others, even more remarkable and emotionally intense, which have been neglected. We see David through the eyes of those who love him or fear him—from the prophet Natan, voice of his conscience, to his wives Mikhal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 12:00-1:30

I Want You to Know We’re Still Here, A Post-Holocaust Memoir by Esther Safran Foer will be discussed. Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never discussed. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy. Even as she built a successful career, married, and raised three children, Esther always felt herself searching.

So when Esther’s mother casually mentions an astonishing revelation—that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust—Esther resolves to find out who they were, and how her father survived. Armed with only a black-and-white photo and a hand-drawn map, she travels to Ukraine, determined to find the shtetl where her father hid during the war. What she finds reshapes her identity and gives her the opportunity to finally mourn.

 

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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 589-3880
Fax:  (301) 495-4801

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