JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY

DROP-IN BOOK CLUB:
THE PERIODIC TABLE AND RELATED BOOKS

Books this season complement the One Bay One Book selection for 2015 - 2016, The Periodic Table by Primo Levi.

Book discussions facilitated by Jim Van Buskirk. Pick up your copy of the book at the Library or at a Pushcart branch at the Palo Alto or San Francisco JCC. For more information, contact the Library at 415.567.3327 x 706. There is no fee to participate, and all are welcome. Discussions are held at the Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco. 

 

The Reawakening by Primo Levi
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2 P.M.

Also published as The Truce, Levi's memoir describes his liberation from Auschwitz in January 1945 by the Red Army and his circuitous journey home to Italy by way of the Soviet Union, Hungary, and Romania.

 

My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2 P.M.

Ariel Sabar's father, Yona, was born in the northern Iraqi village of Zakho, a place so remote that the Kurdish Jews who lived there still spoke the ancient language of Aramaic. Ariel, a journalist who grew up in Los Angeles, investigates his father's dedication to preserving the stories, traditions, and language of his past.