The Book Discussion Group has decided on a wonderful selection of books to read and discuss for the coming year. Listed below are the books we will discuss and the dates we will meet. Each meeting will take place from 10–11:30 a.m. At present, we plan to continue to meet using Zoom; links will be in the weekly e-newsletter close to the date of each event, or contact us at info@shirathanefesh.org for more information.

Sunday, September 13 — If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir by Ilana Kurshan 

Sunday, November 15 — The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas (Historical Fiction) 

Sunday, January 17 — Anything Is Possible: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout 

Sunday, March 14 — Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman by Abby Stein 

Sunday, May 20 — Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation by Yossi Klein Halevy 

In addition, the congregation will be organizing a separate discussion about the book How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi through the Tikkun Olam Committee (more info to follow).