Chairs:  Elaine Jaskol Crane (elainejaskol1@gmail.com) and Howard Green (greenhl@gmail.com)

If you enjoy reading and discussing books of Jewish interest, then ReadRS is for you. ReadRS meets bimonthly for discussions of books chosen either by RS staff or group members. Here is our upcoming schedule:
 
June 1:    CANCELLED

June 28:   Howard Green: The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family by Joshua Cohen

ReadRS co-chair Howard Green will lead a discussion of Pulitzer Prize and National Jewish Book Award winning The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family by Joshua Cohen. Atlantic City native Joshua Cohen’s latest novel is loosely based on the moment in the early 1960s when Ben-Zion Netanyahu (former Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s father) came to the U.S. for a job interview. It is a campus satire, an intergenerational family drama, a farce, and a serious look at the tension within American Jewish life between assimilation and religious identity. All of this in only 237 pages.Please join us on June 28 to discuss this “deeply original” book, which the National Jewish Book Award citation called, “funny, exuberant, and intellectually stimulating…not to be missed.” There is no need to RSVP, but you may do so to Howard Green
 

August  3:   Rabbi Maderer: TBA
November 2:   Jennifer James: TBA

ReadRS Choice

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match . . . a book match! Allow us to introduce ReadRS Choice, a database where you can see what books fellow congregants are recommending. Each recommendation gives the title, author, literary genre, area of Jewish interest, a one or two sentence summary of contents, and a brief opinion. We encourage you to add to the database by making your own recommendations which you do by going to the Rodeph Shalom website, click on “Learn,” then click on “ReadRS,” then click on “ReadRS Choice.” There you will find two links – one to the spreadsheet and one to the form where you can make a recommendation.

To see the spreadsheet of recommendations, click here. To make a recommendation, click here.