Reading Room

From fiction to lifestyle, from cooking to converting, from impactful reads to standing up to antisemitism and more, browse through our recommended books and curl up with a nourishing Jewish read.

And come join our book club discussion of this month’s book – Mr Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer. Zoom link as below. Passcode: E67d76

Book Club Zoom Link

Jewish life

Jewish Joy Journal – The perfect daily practice to feel happy, connected, and confident from the inside out Karen Cinnamon Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life–in Judaism Sarah Hurwitz How to Be a Jewish Parent: A Practical Handbook for Family Life Anita Diamant Living a Jewish Life: Jewish Traditions, Customs, And Values For Today’s Families Anita Diamant Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends Anita Diamant

Fiction

The Red Tent Anita Diamant Mr. Perfect on Paper Jean Meltzer From Dust, a Flame Rebecca Podos Modern Jewish Cooking Hannah Orenstein The Weight of Ink Rachel Kadish The City Beautiful Polydoros The Wolf and the Woodsman Ava Reid Color Me in Natasha Díaz An Unorthodox Match Naomi Ragen The Matzah Ball Jean Meltzer

Fact

Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson Simon Jacobson Expecting Jewish!: A Millennial Mom’s Practical Guide to How Judaism Can be a Blessing to New Moms and Moms-to-be Marion Haberman What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?: Discover A Life Filled With Purpose And Joy Through The Secrets Of Jewish Wisdom Michal Oshman The The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between Stephanie Butnick The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List Alana Newhouse When Bad Things Happen to Good People Harold S. Kushner Man’s Search For Meaning Viktor E Frankl Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth Noa Tishby The Choice: A true story of hope Edith Eger Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People Ben Freeman

Cooking

Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew Michael W. Twitty Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More Shannon Sarna Jew-Ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch Jake Cohen Sababa Adeena Sussman The Jewish Cookbook Leah Koenig

Converting to Judaism

To Pray as a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the Synagogue Service Hayim H Donin To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life Hayim H Donin Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends Anita Diamant

Antisemitism resources

The Routledge Atlas of Jewish History Martin Gilbert People Love Dead Jews Dara Horn Jews Don’t Count David Baddiel Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth Noa Tishby Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor Yossi Klein Halevi Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People Ben Freeman