Do you like to read and then talk about the book?
Then come join Bet Am’s Jewish-themed book club which meets via Zoom.

2023 Meetings

2024 Meetings through January

  • Thursday, February 8 – Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and the Rise of an American Dynasty by Andrew Meier
  • Tuesday, March 18: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James Mc Bride
  • Thursday, April 11: The Land of Hope and Fear by Isabel Kershner
  • Thursday, May 9: Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro
  • Thursday, June 13:  The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots that Shook New York City by Scott D. Seligman

For more information contact Jaye Fox.
We hope to see you there!
The Zoom link can be found in the dedicated email, weekly calendar, or by contacting Jaye Fox.

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