Book Club

Congregation B’nai Israel’s Book Club offers an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy a lively and intellectual discussion every month. The book club is open to both members and their friends and is an informal, fun group. We hope to see you there!

For more information contact Marilyn Bliden or call 561.254.1351


Thursday, May 2. 2019
7:00 pm
Feldman Children’s Library

Bob Vollmer & Marilyn Bliden will be leading the discussion!

The Mossad Messiah by Leigh Lerner

The spy agencies reveal hidden family history and offer a startling proposition: a daring gamble and a risky gambit to change that future. The novel’s plot-driven story concludes with a stunning surprise. This well-documented tale of predictive fiction sounds the alarm on Israeli domestic issues stemming from an imperious religious orthodoxy that rides roughshod over human rights while advantaging itself in ways that threaten the economy, security, and nature of the Jewish State. Throughout the novel, Leigh Lerner makes effective use of Jewish tradition, giving opportunity to enter the mindsets and practices that motivate Israel’s diverse society. Yet, at the same time, there is full enjoyment of a fast-paced tale of drama and social significance. The Mossad Messiah challenges the soul and the ethic of Israel and of Jewish people everywhere.


Thursday, May 23. 2019
7:00 pm
Feldman Children’s Library

Renee Nadel will be leading the discussion!

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

In late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.