What we're about

Welcome to the Baltimore Jewish Book Club! We are an organization whose interests include books, eating, and schmoozing. The Book Club is open to anyone and everyone interested in participating in a reading group. Our general topics incorporate all things Jewish, including but by no means limited to: -Fiction relating to Jewish themes/topics (by any author) -Non-fiction relating to Jewish history, culture, and religion (by any author) -Fiction and non-fiction written by Jewish and/or Israeli authors on any topic Essentially, anything that can in any way be connected back to a Jewish ‘dot’ in any way is fair game for our group. Upcoming selections will be determined through nominations and voting at book club events.

Upcoming events (5+)

Dressing for G-d: Expanding the Sacred Wardrobe

The Jewish Museum of Maryland

Hear speaker, Dr. Vanessa Ochs, from the University of Virginia talk about how Jewish women now have increased options for expressing and experiencing holiness by donning items that have spiritual purpose. These include wearing diverse headcoverings, tallitot and tefillin. The talk explores the history and implications of these changes innovated by Jewish women. In conjunction with the exhibit Fashion Statement Maryland

In My Father's Court: a Memoir by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Goldberg's New York Bagels

Like Isaac Bashevis Singer's fiction, this poignant memoir of his childhood in the household and rabbinical court of his father is full of spirits and demons, washerwomen and rabbis, beggars and rich men. This rememberance of Singer's pious father, his rational yet adoring mother, and the never-ending parade of humanity that marched through their home is a portrait of a magnificent writer's childhood self and of the world, now gone, that formed him.

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Yesh Hummus and Grill

A starry-eyed young beauty, Marjorie Morgenstern is nineteen years old when she leaves New York to accept the job of her dreams-working in a summer-stock company for Noel Airman, its talented and intensely charismatic director. Released from the social constraints of her traditional Jewish family, and thrown into the glorious, colorful world of theater, Marjorie finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest-and the most destructive-love of her life. Rich with humor and poignancy, Marjorie Morningstar is a classic love story, one that spans two continents and two decades in the life of its heroine. This unforgettable paean to youthful love and the bittersweet sorrow of a first heartbreak endures as one of Herman Wouk's most beloved creations.

Gateway to the Moon a talk by Mary Morris

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Mary Morris will discuss her page-turning novel about the many Conversos—Jews who lived in disguise as Christians in order to escape torture and death. EVENT LOCATION Chizuk Amuno Congregation 8100 Stevenson Road Pikesville, MD 21208

Past events (214)

Spies of no Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman

Milk & Honey Bistro Restaurant and Catering

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