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March Meetup—The Yiddish Policemen's Union

...and the winner is:

The Yiddish Policemen's Union!
For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end.

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  • Elaine

    Since this would have been my first meeting, I'd rather wait until our director is there. For the record, I could not get into the book,; I disliked it intensely and couldn't get beyond age 20..... I am Jewish.

    March 25, 2013

  • Stormie F.

    Sorry for the last minute, change but I'm feeling under the weather, so I'll have to sit this one out. I enjoyed the discussions last month, looking forward to seeing you all in April!

    March 25, 2013

  • Ross

    Last minute Passover plans.

    March 25, 2013

  • Anthony O.

    Alas, can't make this one. Work and other assorted stuff getting in the way. Loving the book though. Great choice. Enjoy!

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but I didn't get a chance to read this book. What is next month's book? Can I recommend "The Book Thief?" I just started reading it. It's a NY Times #1 Bestseller!

    March 24, 2013

  • Laura

    Sorry to miss this! See everyone in April!

    March 24, 2013

  • Scott

    Sorry, out of the country right now.

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lucy, just wanted to check Monday's gathering starts at 7pm this time instead of 7.30 as normal? Thanks, looking forward to it!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry-forgot I have to work that night...next time, please...

    March 20, 2013

  • Cui

    Sorry, will be out of town for a few days. Hope to meet you all for the next one.

    March 16, 2013

  • Cui

    Sorry, will be out of town for a few days. Hope to make it for the next one.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If the organizers don't mind maybe those of us who want to read it but can't make the meetup can meet somewhere else another night

    March 8, 2013

    • Lucy

      Hi Arnie, I apologize for the scheduling issue with Passover. I don't mind at all if you'd like to meet another night, either at Edgar's or elsewhere. I can send you questions and can schedule another meetup if you'd like to facilitate! You can email me at [masked].

      March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No need to apologize. When you scheduled the meeting few, if any of us, knew it was during Passover. If other people are interested I'd love to take you up on your offer. I'll email you. Thanks so much.

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry just realized there's a friend's birthday conflict that night!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to go to a seder. Sorry.

    March 8, 2013

  • Judi

    will be away, see yu in April!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is a shame that a book with Jewish themes is taking place on the first night of Passover when many Jews have to attend Seders

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I came last time and I'd really like to come again!

    February 28, 2013

  • Tricia

    Sorry just realised that the 25th is the first night of Pesach do will have to miss this meeting. Hope to see you at the next one.

    February 26, 2013

  • Alice

    FYI - This is the 1st night of Passover.

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd vote for The Yiddish Policeman's Union.

    January 22, 2013

  • Lejka S.

    Vote for Cloud Atlas as number 1 and The Shadow of the Wind as my second choice

    December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd vote for Cloud Atlas as number 1, with The Shadow of the Wind as my second choice

    December 27, 2012

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