Book Group

TAS Book Group selections consist of fiction and non-fiction written by Jewish authors or about Jewish subjects. Books are carefully chosen for their literary value and interest to men and women alike. Meetings take place in the Library/Chapel on the second Thursday of the month from September through June; except for October, the Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Refreshments are available at 7:00 p.m. and the discussion begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. While there is no membership requirement, we ask for a $5 donation from each person in attendance. For further information contact Phyllis Bass at

The following is the 2014-2015 reading list, with meeting dates and facilitators:

September 11, 2014: Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, by Yossi Klein Halevi. Howard Schnee, facilitator.

October 7, 2014: The Paris Architect, a novel by Charles Belfoure. Phyllis Bass, facilitator.

November 13, 2014: The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the 20th Century, by David Laskin. Dr. Allan Katcher, facilitator.

December 11, 2014: Shattered Illusions, a novel by Leigh Hershkovich. Sherry Lucks, facilitator.

January 8, 2015: The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation, by Louise Steinman. The author will be our guest presenter.

February 12, 2015: In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist, a novel by Rachama King Feuerman. Elaine Pfefferman, facilitator.

March 12, 2015: My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, by Ari Shavit. Dr. Hal Bass, facilitator.

April 9, 2015: A Guide for the Perplexed, a novel by Dara Horn. Cathy Meyers, facilitator.

May 14, 2015: By Fire Possessed: Dona Gracia Nasi, a historical novel by Sandra K. Toro. Dr. Tyree Wieder, facilitator.

June 11, 2015: The Lion Seeker, a novel by Kenneth Bonert. Dr. Allan Katcher, facilitator.

For further information, please contact Phyllis Bass at