The Jewish Center’s Book Club reads
and discusses books of Jewish interest.

Our Book Club usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month.   Relax with a good book — and then join us for a lively and engaging discussion.  Anyone is welcome to participate, whether you enjoyed the book or not.   And, even if you haven’t finished it.

Multiple copies of our selections are usually available at the Princeton Public Library on the “Book Club” shelves.  Or you can purchase the book from Amazon. Every time you go to Amazon from our website, The Jewish Center earns up to 15% of each sale. 

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Upcoming Selections


Tuesday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. we’ll meet by Zoom to discuss The Last Kings of Shanghai by Jonahan Kaufman   

Two families — both emerging from the Jewish quarters of Baghdad — built a financial empire that shaped Shanghai, protected the Jews who fled the charnel house of World War II Europe for China, suffered in the upheaval of the Japanese occupation and the Communist revolution, and eventually rebuilt their reputations and their fortunes in the modern China.

They were the Sassoons and the Kadoories, and their World War II efforts saved, among thousands of others, former Treasury secretary Michael Blumenthal, the artist Peter Max, and Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe…Jonathan Kaufman, the director of the 

journalism school at Northeastern who reported from China for the Globe and Wall Street Journal, has written their sweeping, captivating history. (Boston Globe)

For future planning, save these dates and read these books:  

December 20 – The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi

January 17The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen

February 21 – An Observant Wife by Naomi Regan

As usual, all of our books can be ordered online and you can click on the Amazon Smile link to choose us as your charity, and earn a commission for the Synagogue:

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Be safe! Stay well! 


Take a look at our past books...

Pam Jenoff’s The Orphan’s Tale

Deborah Levy’s The Cost of Living

Daniel Silva’s The Other Woman

Talia Carner’s  The Third Daughter

Dara Horn’s  In the Image

Goldie Goldblum’s  On Division

Rachel Kadish’s   The Weight of Ink

Dani Shapiro’s The Inheritance

Isabella Hamad’s The Parisian

Evie Grossman’s Hidden in Berlin: A Holocaust Memoir

Colum McCann’s Apeirogon

Daniel Silva’s The Order