Hug HaSefer – Book Discussion Circle

Our Book Discussion Circle generally meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and focuses on Jewish content in both fiction and non-fiction. You can find specific information about the location of each month’s meeting in that month’s Newsletter, the Kol HaLev calendar, and the Weekly Update. Note that the Newsletter also contains a brief summary of the book for that month.

All KHL members are welcome to attend these discussions and to recommend books for discussion. Contact Kevin Weidenbaum at to be added to the group’s email list.

Our Calendar of Books for 2024:

  • January 18, Kantika: A Novel, Elizabeth Graver
  • February 22, Suddenly, Love, Aharon Appelfeld
  • March 28, The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store: A Novel, James McBride
  • April 25, Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman, Abby Stein
  • May 23, Little Failure: A Memoir, Gary Shteyngart
  • June 27, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel, Aimee Bender
  • July 25, Once We Were Home: A Novel, Jennifer Rosner
  • August 22, The Color of Water, James McBride
  • September 26, The Seven Good Years: A Memoir, Etgar Keret
  • November 21, An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, Richard Harris
  • December 19, The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt, Ruth Andrew Ellenson

Please note: There is no Book Circle meeting in October and the December book is scheduled for the THIRD Thursday.