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BZBI-wide Book Club: Upcoming Events

BZBI-wide Book Club: Upcoming Events

February 14 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our next selection will coincide with the Jewish community-wide choice, People Love Dead Jews by Dara Horn. Reflecting on subjects as far-flung as the international veneration of Anne Frank, the blockbuster traveling exhibition called ​Auschwitz,” and others, Dara challenges us to confront the reasons why there might be so much fascination with Jewish deaths, as emblematic of the worst of evils the world has to offer, and so little respect for Jewish lives, as they continue to unfold in the present.

We will discuss this book on February 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM. The author will talk about it on January 27, 2022 at 6:30 PM as a community event, with more information forthcoming from most Jewish media sources. Terry Hirschorn will be our discussion leader.

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The last selection in the spring will be a memoir, What We will Become by Mimi Lemay.  It’s a mother’s memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her. Mimi was raised in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, and as a young woman, Mimi wrestled with the demands of her faith and eventually made the painful decision to leave her religious community and the strict gender roles it upheld. Dual narratives of faith and motherhood weave together in the book to form a heartfelt portrait of an unforgettable family. It’s scheduled for May 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM — maybe we will be hybrid by then.

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Our meetings continue on Zoom for now. Please click on the link to register for either or both discussions:

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