Evening Book Club

April 23, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Salzberg Family Library

this month's book dicscussion:

Kaddish.com: A novel by Nathan Englander will be discussed. This novel is a streamlined comic masterpiece about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his father. Larry is the secular son in a family of Orthodox Brooklyn Jews. When his father dies, it’s his responsibility to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. To the horror and dismay of his sister, Larry refuses—imperiling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease her, Larry hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite the prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest.

If you would like to be added to the email list, please contact Ellen Elow-Mintz at elow [dot] mintz [dot] ellen [at] gmail [dot] com. She can also send you copies of the mentioned letters. The January discussion will be held on Thursday, January 30. Watch the January bulletin (or your email) for the title. Suggestions for future book choices are welcome. Titles should be readily available for purchase and through the public library. All are welcome.

Ohr Kodesh Congregation

8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 589-3880
Fax:  (301) 495-4801

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