Our next book discussion will be Thursday, November 12, to discuss Wandering Dixie: Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South by Sue Eisenfeld
Nonfiction. The idea that Jews could be Confederates was unthinkable. Eisenfeld planned a series of road trips to a variety of historic sites in the South. Eisenfeld demonstrates that conforming to the dominant culture meant survival and prosperity for southern Jews. In Selma, Eisenfeld discovers Jews who did not care for the interference of northern Jews, since it often threatened their sense of security.
Mark your calendars for future Book Group reads:
Wednesday, February 17 - A Rabbi’s Daughter, by Avigail Graetz. A semi-autobiographical story of three generations of strong women.
Thursday, May 20 - Levittown: Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America’s Legendary Suburb by David Kushner. Nonfiction. A multilayered tale of public policy, personal desire for a better life, McCarthyism, and Communist Party support for civil rights.
Wednesday, August 18 - Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis. About a Jewish woman working as a tutor for a Protestant family.