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WoOPT Book Club

Upcoming Sessions

1. Thursday, September 19, 2019 19 Elul 5779

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

2. Monday, November 18, 2019 20 Cheshvan 5780

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

3. Thursday, January 16, 2020 19 Tevet 5780

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

4. Monday, March 16, 2020 20 Adar 5780

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

5. Thursday, May 7, 2020 13 Iyar 5780

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

WoOPT Book Club
September 19
7:30 pm

 

Join us for our first book club of the season on Thursday, September 19th at 7:30pm when we will be reading The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David LukasJoseph, a literature student at Berkeley, is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the tangled history that binds the two sides of his family. Joseph learns of his ancestor Ali, a Muslim orphan who nearly a thousand years earlier was entrusted as the first watchman of the synagogue and became enchanted by its legendary—perhaps magical—Ezra Scroll. The story of Joseph’s family is entwined with that of the British twin sisters Agnes and Margaret, who in 1897 depart their hallowed Cambridge halls on a mission to rescue sacred texts that have begun to disappear from the synagogue.The Last Watchman of Old Cairo is a moving page-turner of a novel. The Book will be available at the Oak Park Public Library and at the Temple Library.

 

ANYONE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME you don't have to be a woman, just need a desire to talk about great Jewish books!  Join us and see what a fun group of people we are! For more information contact Sheila Pont at swpont@gmail.com

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