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Arts & Culture 9

Great Jewish Literature


Now in its 14th season!

10:30 am  - Noon
Third Sunday of each month
Club Room 3, upper level
Free; no registration required

Dear Friends of Great Books,

Join us on the third Sunday of each month in Clubroom 3 of the Jewish Community Center.  Our selections this year include Jewish writers who were born in the United States, Canada, Israel, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine.  Download selections below in order to be familiar with the reading when we meet.


Please download the reading and familiarize yourself with it prior to the meeting. If you have difficulty, contact Lauren Levin at 913.327.8007 and she'll email you or provide a hard copy of the selection.

August 21               

Short Story by Bernard Malamud: The Last Mohican

September 18       

Poem by Hava Pinhas-Cohen: On the Eve of the Holiday

Poems by Marge Piercy: My grandmother’s song, The late year, The birthday of the world, Neilah

October 16              

Novella by Yehudit Hendel: Small Change

November 20           

Short Stories by Molly Antopol: The Old World and The Quietest Man

December 18            

Novella by Shulamith Hareven: The Miracle Hater

January 15     Rescheduled for June 18

February 19              

Novella by S.Y. Agnon: In the Prime of Her Life     

March 19                  

Poem by Sharron Hass: Our Life is the Life of Beasts  

Poems by Marge Piercy: The full moon of Nissan, the seder’s order, The cup of Eliyahu

April 16                     

Short Stories by Bruno Schulz: The Street of Crocodiles; August; Visitation; Birds

May 21                      

Short Stories by Rivka Galchin: American Innovations; The Latest Novels of Gene Hackman

June 18

ONE PDF: Excerpts from Moods by Yoel Hoffman  AND  

Short Story by Ayelet Tsabari: The Poets in the Kitchen Window   


Torah Study and Book Discussion


Beginning its 14th season this summer!


   9:00 am  - Noon
   First, Second and Fourth Sunday of each month
   Club Room 3, upper level
   Free; no registration required.  Come for all or part of the morning.

Join our small and very informal group. Torah study for beginners is offered from 9:00 - 10:00 am. At 10:00, we take a short meditation break, and from 10:15 - 11:30 we discuss a book we've chosen together, focusing on Jewish spirituality. We spend months with each book and are currently sharing responses to Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence, by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. We welcome walk-ins! 



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