Jewish Non-Fiction Book Club
What is it?
This book club meets in members’’ homes once every 2 months. One person leads the discussion which is based on a Jewish-themed, non-fiction book which has been chosen by the group by consensus well in advance. Peter Schattner, the Non-Fiction Book Club (NFBC) secretary, helps manage the book selection process as well as organizing presenters. The NFBC has been in existence for over 5 years, and about 15 – 20 people turn up for most meetings. About half the members of the book club are in B’nai B’rith (mainly Unit Akiba), but others have simply joined by word of mouth. New members are still very welcome.
What sort of books do we discuss?
The books cover the following themes: general Jewish history; Israel/Middle East; anti-Semitism/Holocaust; religion and culture; and Jewish biography. We try to choose books by well known authors and books which are known to be a ‘good read’. They are not too academic or ‘heavy’, and generally are limited to those with fewer than 250 pages
What are some examples of books that we have read?
Please see the attached document for a complete list of books discussed so far.
Who do you contact for more information?
If you are thinking of attending, or just wish to have some more information at this stage, please contact Peter Schattner at firstname.lastname@example.org