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DN Book Club

Past Sessions
Thursday, 11 April, 2019 6 Nisan 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Triple Rooms
Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 6 Adar II 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 were discussed in the Fall, and two more will be the focus in the Spring.


All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan will be presented on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30 PM at the Darchei Noam Library in the Lower Level.

The heroine, an Israeli of Iranian origin, is loaded with guilt because she falls in love with an Arab. Her guilt stems largerly from the way he's treated in Israel.


The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt, edited by Ruth Andrew Ellenson, will be presented on Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30 PM, at the Darchei Noam Library in the Lower Level.

The daughter of a rabbi and a Christian convert have compiled a collection of original essays. This compilation addresses a full range of guilt triggers for Jewish women.


About Suanne KelmanSuanne 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. 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.

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