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What a wonderful turnout for our first Madison Jewish Women's Circle Book Club and we were delighted to have Dr. Mark Olsky as our guest speaker.  Hearing him tell the story of his birth in the concentration camp made it even more amazing, truly a miracle. There was a unanimous consensus to keep the Book Club going!!

Here is the plan:

Every other month meetings

The titles of the books will be set for three meetings in advance

We'll meet at 7:00 PM on either the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month depending on the calendar.

We'll meet at 1722 Regent Street, the Chabad House). Central and plenty of parking available.

Notices will go out by email, so if you want to be on the book club mailing list, please send an email to jwcmadison@gmail.com

If you find a Jewish themed book you'd like to suggest to the Club, please forward the title and author to jwcmadison@gmail.com

    Upcoming Book Club Meeting: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:00 PM at 1722 Regent Street

    Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, A Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope by Lisa C. Paul

    • August 22, 2018 Children, Save Yourselves! One Family's Story of Holocaust Survival by Ronald J. Berger.  The author will join us at this meeting.
    • October 24, 2018 Miriam's Kitchen: A Memoir by Elizabeth Ehrlich
    • December 19, 2018 The Rebbe's Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch by Sue Fishkoff 

     Suggested Books
    If All The Seas Were Ink by Ilana Kurshan
    The Secret Diary of a Jewish Housewife by Rivka Levy
    My 15 Grandmothers by Genie Milgrom
    A Letter in the Scroll: Understanding Our Jewish Identity and Exploring the Legacy of the World's Oldest Religion by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
    The Gift of the Jews by Thomas Cahill
    The Gilded Cage: Queen Esther's Untold Story by Sorele Brownstein
    Ally by Ambassador Michael Oren
    This is my G‑d by Herman Wouk
     Catch the Jew by Tuvia Tenenbom
    Generation to Generation by Dr. Avraham Twerski
    From the Kingdom of Memory by Elie Weisel
    The Rabbi of 84th Street by Warren Kozak
    My Bridges of Hope by Livia Bitton-Jackson
    Memoirs of the Gluckel of Hamlin by Gluckel (Author), Marvin Lowenthal (Translator)
     Londonistan or World Turned Upside Down by Melanie Philips
    The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen

    Book We Have Read:
    Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope
    by Wendy Holden
    Playing with Fire by Tova Mordechai
    My Grandfather's Blessings by Naomi Remen
    The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado
    Holy Days: The World Of The Hasidic Family by Lis Harris 
    The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath by Senator Joe Lieberman