Sign In Forgot Password

DN Book Club

Past Sessions
Thursday, 13 December, 2018 • 5 Tevet 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Yavne Library
Thursday, 18 October, 2018 • 9 Cheshvan 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Yavne Library

The Adult Education Committee warmly welcomes Suanne Kelman for our 2018-2019 Book Club Launch. Suanne has chosen Jewish guilt as the theme for this year’s Book Club.  Two books will be discussed in the Fall, and two more in the Spring.

For the Fall session Suanne will lead a discussion of two books, one a novel and the other a memoir.


Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar –Goshen will be presented on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30 PM at the Darchei Noam Library in the Lower Level.

Hailed as a “devastatingly good” novel by Carla McKay of the Daily Mail.  “A literary thriller that is used as a vehicle to explore big moral issues.  I loved everything about it.”  This author’s first novel has been translated into nine languages and is available at the Toronto Public library.


 I Kiss Your Hand Many Times, a memoir by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak, will be presented on Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30 PM, at the Darchei Noam Library in the Lower Level.

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak recounts her parents’ escape from Hungary and the deal that her mother made with the Nazis.  This memoir is based on her parents’ love letters plus the guilt that was affixed to this key displacement.


About Suanne Kelman:  Suanne Kelman has been lecturing on books to private and public groups since 1999.  We feel fortunate that she has selected four books on the theme of Jewish guilt.  Presenting

In the fall/early winter plus two novels in the spring with dates to be confirmed.  Her illustrious background Is in Journalism where she holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Ryerson University.  All in the Family: A Cultural History of Family Life is authored by her.  Prior to joining Ryerson she worked at CBC Radio’s Sunday Morning, CBC television’s The Journal and the Globe and Mail.  A regular contributor to the Literary Review of Canada, her essay “Reasonable Doubts,” about the issue of religious and disability accommodation, was chosen for inclusion in Best Canadian Essays 2017.  Suanne Kelman joined our Media panel in our Darchei Noam Canada 150 series.

Sorry, Registration has ended.

Share Print Save To My Calendar
Mon, 17 December 2018 9 Tevet 5779