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OKC Book Club

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, December 2, 2020 16 Kislev 5781

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

2. Wednesday, January 6, 2021 22 Tevet 5781

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Ohr Kodesh Book Club meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon at Ohr Kodesh (the Club currently meets virtually; Contact Natalie Cantor at 301-933-3776 or barcando@gmail.com.for questions.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94315443657?pwd=SkNwcVRhZm4vSVYrdGs0Vmg4Z0hEdz09

Month of December

The House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon 

At the behest of his agent, renowned author Yoel Blum reluctantly agrees to visit his birthplace of Amsterdam to promote his books, despite promising his late mother that he would never return to that city. While touring the Jewish Historical Museum with his wife, Yoel stumbles upon footage portraying prewar Dutch Jewry and is astonished to see the youthful face of his beloved mother staring back at him, posing with his father, his older sister…and an infant he doesn’t recognize.

This unsettling discovery launches him into a fervent search for the truth, shining a light on Amsterdam’s dark wartime history—the underground networks that hid Jewish children away from danger and those who betrayed their own for the sake of survival. The deeper into the past Yoel digs to tell the story of his life, the better he understands his mother’s silence, and the more urgent the question that has unconsciously haunted him for a lifetime—Who am I?—becomes.

Part family mystery, part wartime drama, House on Endless Waters is an unforgettable meditation on identity, belonging, and the inextricable nature of past and present.

 

Future Dates:

  • January 6: A Bintel Brief: Sixty Years of Letters from the Lower East Side to the Jewish Daily Forward by Isaac Metzker and Harry Golden

For further information and to join the book club email list, contact Natalie Cantor at 301-933-3776 or natbarryc@gmail.com.

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