Previous Selections


  • Black Widow by Daniel Silva
  • Einstein on Race and Racism by Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor
  • Jane Austen in Scarsdale by Paula Marantz Cohen
  • Three Minutes in Poland by Glen Kurtz
  • The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman/Danielle Willard Kyle
  • Moonglow by Michael Chabon
  • All Who go do not Return by Shulem Deen
  • And After the Fire: A Novel by  Lauren Belfer
  • The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.
  • They May Not Mean to But They Do by Cathleen Schine.
  • Hava Nagila - video
  • Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean  by Edward Kritzler
  • Fabulous Small Jews by Joseph Epstein
  • The Secret Chord  by Geraldine Brooks 
  • Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me  Home  by Jessica Fector
  • A Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev
  • The Boys in the Boat  by Daniel Brown. 
  • An Island called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba by Ruth Behar
  • The Marriage of Opposites  by  Alice Hoffman
  • On the Move by Oliver Sacks
  • In the Unlikely Event  by Judy Blume  
  • Bodies and Souls  by Isabel Vincent
  • Besa: The Promise - video
  • The Goddess of Small Victories by Yannick Grannec
  • Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence by Jonathan Sacks
  • Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English  by  Natasha Solomons
  • An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler
  • The Boston Girl  by Anita Diamant
  • Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House Herring Built by Mark Russ Federman 
  • My Russian Grandmother and her American Vacuum Cleaner by Meir Shalev
  • The Woman who Defied Kings by AndrĂ©e Aelion Brooks
  • Sister Rose's Passion  -  video
  • All I Love and Know by Judith Frank
  • A Bride for One Night by Ruth Calderon 
  • A Replacement Life: A Novel by Boris Fishman
  • The Dream by Harry Bernstein
  • My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar 
  • The Big Nap by Ayelet Waldman.
  • An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
  • As a Driven Leaf by Milton Steinburg
  • The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
  • Little Failure: A Memoir  by Gary Shteyngart,
  • Land of Promise - video
  • My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
  • Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller
  • Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
  • Invisible Wall  by Harry Bernstein
  • Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe
  • The Queen of the Jews by Judy Petsonk -  discussion with author
  • The Little Russian by Susan Sherman
  • Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
  • The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
  • The Flat - video
  • The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
  • The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
  • The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weinar 
  • I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
  • This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  • Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner
  • The Coffee Trader by Peer Liss 
  • The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • To the End of the Land by David Grossman
  • Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner 
  • The Archivist by Martha Cooley
  • The Little Book, a Novel by Seldon Edwards
  • Still Here by Linda Grant
  • The Fatigue Artist by Lynn Sharon Schwartz
  • The Life Room by Jill Bialosky
  • The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
  • The Genizah at the House of Shepher by Tamar Yellin
  • The Messenger by Daniel Silva
  • It Happened in Italy, Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Holocaust by Elizabeth Bettina
  • Defiance - video
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • Ex Libris by Ann Fadiman
  • Day After Night by Anita Diamant
  • How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson.
  • The People in the Street by Linda Grant
  • In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
  • All Other Nights by Dara Horn
  • The Power of One by Bruce Courtenay
  • Pictures at an Exhibiton by Sara Houghteling
  • Mazel by Rebecca Goldstein
  • Arranged - video
  • Victory Gardens of Brooklyn by Merrill Joan Gerber
  • The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln
  • Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Strand of a Thousand Pearls by Dorit Rabanyan
  • The Clothes on their Backs by Linda Grant
  • The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz by Michelle Cameron
  • Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovsky
  • Enormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace Paley
  • The Volunteer: A Canadian's Secret Life in the Mossad by Michael Ross
  • Dropped from Heaven by Sophie Judah
  • The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
  • An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork by Etty Hillesum
  • Dough by Mort Zachter
  • The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
  • Around Sarah's Table by Rivka Zakutinsky
  • Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
  • Living a Year of Kaddish: A Memoir by Ari Goldman
  • Snapshots by Michal Govrin
  • Too Many Men by Lily Brett
  • Any Place I Hang my Hat by Susan Isaacs
  • The Garden of Ruth by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
  • My Long Journey Home by Lily Golden
  • Emma Lazarus by Esther (Starry) Schor
  • Shanghai Legacy by Marion Cuba
  • Peony by Pearl Buck
  • Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  • Ester and Ruzya: How my Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace by Masha Gessen
  • Breaking Trail by Arlene Blum
  • Swimming Toward the Ocean by Carole Glickfeld
  • Watermarks -  video
  • House of Memory: Stories by Jewish Women Writers of Latin America by Marjorie Agosin
  • Where She Came From by Helen Epstein
  • Thoughts from a Queen-sized Bed by Mimi Schwartz
  • The White Rose by Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • Journey to the End of the Millenium by A.B. Yehoshua
  • In the Image by Dara Horn
  • Broken Wings, video
  • Jews on Trial by Robert Garber
  • There are Jews in my House by Lara Vapnyar
  • Sunday Jews by Hortense Callisher
  • The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison
  • Journey from the Land of No by Roya Hakakian
  • The Flying Camel by Loolwa Khazzoom
  • The Jew Store by Stella Suberman
  • Murder on a Kibbutz, A Communal Case by Batya Gur
  • Beyond Hitler’s Grasp: The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria’s Jews by Michael Bar-Zohar
  • A Spiritual Life by Merle Feld
  • Hungry Hearts by Anzia Yezierska
  • Giving Up America by Pearl Abraham
  • Jane Austen in Boca by Paula M. Cohen
  • The Mezuzah in the Madonna’s Foot: Marranos and Other Secret Jews by Trudi Alexy
  • To Begin Again: The Journey Toward Comfort, Strength and Faith in Difficult Times by Naomi Levy
  • Comfort Me With Apples by Ruth Reichl
  • Displaced Persons by Joseph Berger
  • Three Daughters by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  • Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden
  • Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman
  • Persian Brides by Dorit Rabinyan
  • In My Hands by Irene Opdyke
  • Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
  • When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant
  • He, She and It by Marge Piercy
  • The Bialy Eaters by Mimi Sheraton
  • Raquela, Woman of Israel by Ruth Gruber
  • The Family Orchard by Nomi Eve
  • Louise Nevelson, A Passionate Life by Laurie Lisle
  • The River Midnight by Lillian Nattel
  • The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick
  • Saturday Morning Murder by Batya Gur
  • Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska
  • Cry of the Peacock by Gina Nahai
  • Homicidal Intent by Vivian Schnaidman
  • The Five Books of Miriam by Ellen Frankel
  • To See You Again by Betty Schimmel
  • The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen
  • Flowers in the Blood by Gay Courter
  • Standing Again at Sinai by Judith Plaskow
  • Lovingkindness by Anne Roiphe
  • Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
  • 1185 Park Avenue by Anne Roiphe
  • Paradise Park by Allegra Goodman
  • The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis
  • Miriam’s Kitchen by Barbara Ehrlich
  • Life Cycles by Debra Orenstein
  • Mikveh readings (selected by Rabbi Mychal)
  • Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant