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April Book Club 4-11

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 26 Nisan 5778

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday, April 11th!




CBT's Eshet Chayil Group invites you to our stimulating, thought-provoking and fascinating..



CBT's April Book Club


Reading the book

Out of the Depths, The Story of a Child of Buchenwald

Who Returned Home at Last,

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau.




Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

6:30 pm

Hosted by Ellen Lawson

9161 N 69th St
Paradise Valley, AZ  85253


Please join us promptly at 6:30 p.m. on April 11th at the home of

Ellen Lawson, 9161 N. 69th Street, Paradise Valley AZ 85283.
RSVP to Ellen via email ( 

However, her cell (602-448-0769) may be handy if you need directions.


Directions from CBT: Right (south) on Scottsdale Road. Right (west) on E. Berneil Dr. to 69th Street.  Right on 69th Street to the last house on your right in the cul de sac (9161 N. 69th St.). Please do not block the driveway.


"When you hear the order 'Move,' you tank soldiers will understand that 'move' for us, the Israel Defense Forces, means in only one direction: forward. Always forward, and only forward. Because we, the Jewish people, have nowhere else to go." (quote from Shmuel Gorodish Gonen in Exposed in the Turret)


"When I read the words Gorodish spoke to his soldiers, I realized that the legacy of the Holocaust did not belong solely to the survivors, but to all Jews, even if they did not often express it." (Rabbi Meir Lau, p. 245)


Our discussion of Rabbi Meir Lau's poignant memoir coincides with Yom Hashoah which begins on the evening of April 11th. His early childhood began in Poland, but at the age of five, he was sent to one of the worst concentration camps, Buchenwald. At the war's end, he and his brother Naphtali were liberated by American troops, briefly assigned to refugee camps and were among the first survivors to emigrate to Mandate Palestine in 1945. Since he lost most of his family in the Holocaust, his uncle, Rabbi Vogelman, adopts him and guides his education to continue his family heritage of 1000 years of 38 generations of rabbis.


The story of his Meir Lau's rise to become the Chief Rabbi of Israel continues through the second half of Out of the Depths. He stays positive and assertive during his rabbinical leadership years and his book is filled with inspiring anecdotes, interesting people, life lessons and many issues to discuss. Rabbi Lau gives a voice to the silenced six million Jews and all the people impacted by the Holocaust.


Upcoming Books:

May 8     Outwitting History, Aaron Lansky

June 13  All Other Nights, Dara Horn



We are planning to meet during the latter part of June to choose our next set of books. We appreciate your suggestions and would love to have your participation during our meeting.

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