December 11, 2017 –
Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader will lead a conversation about The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us by Bruce Feiler. This book has been described as a “fresh retelling” of the story of Adam and Eve and shows how history’s first couple can again be role models for unity, forgiveness, and love. Feiler, who wrote the best-sellers, Walking the Bible and Abraham, explores how Adam and Eve introduced the concept of love into our world.
The Book Discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Arthur J. Lelyveld Center for Jewish Learning. To learn more or RSVP, contact
Staci Cohen, Adult Learning, at 216-464-5890 or Scohen@fairmounttemple.org.
Other upcoming books in the series:
Monday, January 29, 6:30 p.m. Teen-only Books & Beyond Discussion with Staci Cohen, R.J.E. This teen-centered discussion will focus on Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why, a YA (Young Adult) book that examines petty cruelty and its devastating aftermath.
Monday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., with Cantor Sarah Sager who will lead a discussion on People of the Book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. This sweeping historical bestselling novel traces the journey of the Sarajevo Haggadah rescued from the Bosnian war, a book that survived two inquisitions and the Holocaust.
Monday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., with Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk who will lead a discussion on the book Moments of Reprieve by Primo Levi. A master storyteller, Levi’s stories celebrate the spirit of individuals who survived the horrors of Auschwitz, stories that stuck with Levi well after the war.
Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m., with Jane Mayers, Director of our ECC, who will lead a discussion about Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Green, Ph.D. The renowned child psychologist, explains how to
cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence.
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