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CBT's Jewish Book Club

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 13 Av 5779

6:30 PM - 9:00 PMPrivate Residence

“For a real bargain, while you’re making a living, you should make also a life.” Aaron Bronson

Our August 17th book, The Jew Store by Stella Suberman, begins in 1920 when the Bronsons move to a tiny town in Tennessee. “Alleh shlosser ken men efenen mid a goldener shlissel” (All locks can be opened with a golden key). Their story definitively unlocks an aspect of immigrant Jewish life in small town America.

When Aaron Bronson, an immigrant Jew born into poverty, orphaned, fleeing pogroms and Cossacks, doesn’t adapt to the peddler/pushcart life in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, he heads south to find his way in America. He and his family eventually return to NY in 1933, but our story covers how Aaron and his family thrive until the Depression takes hold and chain stores take over merchandising. We get to witness and feel the political, economic and societal thinking of the early 20th century. 

Please join us promptly at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 14th at the home of Pam Steinberg. 

To confirm your participation, please RSVP by text to Pam at 602-770-2110. She will provide her address, directions and gate code.       


Tentative List of Upcoming Books:
(calendar may change)

Sep 11    My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, Abagail Pogreban

Oct 16    The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah

Nov 13    The Sinners & the Sea: The Untold Story of Noah’s Wife, Rebecca Kanner

Dec 11    The English Teacher, Yiftach Reicher Atir  MEN INVITED

Jan 8       The Daughters Victorious:
A Dramatization of the Torah Story of the Daughters of 
 Zelaphchad, Shalom Wexler

Feb 12     Reconnecting to the Magic of Life, Joyce Mills Ph.D.

Mar 11    The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, Richard Zimler

Apr 1       The Bomb in the Basement:
How Israel Went Nuclear and What That Means for the World
, Michael (מיכאל) Karpin 

May 13    The Devil in Jerusalem, Naomi Ragen

June 10    In Another Time, Jillian Cantor

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