Do you like to read and then talk about the book (with some wine and snacks)?
Then come join Bet Am’s Jewish-themed book club!

2023 Meetings

2024 Meetings through January

For more information contact Jaye Foxe.
We hope to see you there!

The books we’ve read:


  • Day of Atonement by David Liss
  • The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France by James McAuley
  • Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen
  • American Pastoral by Phillip Roth
  • My Father’s Paradise – A Son’s Search for his Family’s Past by Ariel Sab
  • Sadness is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher


  • The Tunnel by A.B. Yehoshua
  • The Last Kings of Shanghai by Jonathan Kaufman
  • Naameh by Sarah Blake
  • The Light of Days: the Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos by Judy Battalion
  • Day of Atonement by David Liss
  • Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin
  • People Love Dead Jews by Dara Horn
  • Drafted: A Memoir of the ‘60’s by Eugene Meyer
  • City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan
  • 36 Arguments for the Existence of God by Rebecca Goldstein
  • Diary of a Lonely Girl by Miriam Karpilove


  • The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow. 
  • A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen by Liel Leibovitz
  • Florence Adler Swims Forever: A novel by Rachel Beanland
  • Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
  • Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  • The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • Nuestra America: MY family in the vertigo of translation by Claudio Lomnitz
  • The Third Daughter by Talia Carner


  • Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal
  • The Brothers Ashkenazi by IJ Singer
  • Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart
  • Mother India by Tova Reich
  • A Rich Brew: How Cafes Changed Modern Jewish Culture by Shachar Pinsker
  • When we were Arabs by Massoud Hayoun
  • Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel Paperback by Dara Horn
  • My Russian Grandmother and her American Vacuum Cleaner by Meir Shalev
  • Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler
  • Fierce Attachments by Vivan Gornick
  • When We Were Arabs by Massoud Hayoun


  • Henna House – Nomi Eve
  •  – Nathan Englander
  • The Hilltop – Assaf Gavron 
  • Outwitting HistoryAaron Lansky
  • Morning in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa 
  • Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi.
  • Catch 67 by Micah Goodman
  • The Button Man by Andrew Gross
  • A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz.
  • We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter