The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
Jewish LearningWorks' 3rd Annual ONE BAY ONE BOOK
A project of the Jewish Community Library
One Bay One Book is:
A yearlong conversation reaching Bay Area adults across a wide spectrum of interests and backgrounds. Stimulated by a selected book and its themes, the program transforms reading from a solitary activity into a communal one, connecting readers to one another in shared discussions, events, and informal conversations.
On the bookshelf for 2014-15: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
The Betrayers (September 2014) spans one momentous day in the life of powerful Israeli politician Baruch Kotler, a former Soviet refusenik. Fleeing to the Crimea in the wake of political pressure and blackmail, he unexpectedly comes face to face with the man who denounced him to the KGB forty years earlier.
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Opening program for One Bay One Book and book launch for The Betrayers
David Bezmozgis in conversation with Zoetrope's Michael Ray
Tickets can be purchased at the JCCSF box office or online.
Jewish Community Library Friends and JCC Members receive 10% discount.
Use the code “Friends” when purchasing tickets for Library discount.
October 2014 - June 2015
Programs, book discussions, and community events hosted by the Jewish Community Library and our One Bay One Book partners will happen throughout the Bay Area. They will be listed at www.onebayonebook.com and at www.facebook.com/OneBayOneBook.
If you are part of a book group, consider making The Betrayers one of your books for discussion. A limited number of book sets will be made available free of charge through the Jewish Community Library’s Book Club in a Box lending program.
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Coastside Jewish Community, East Bay Chapter
Hadassah, San Francisco Chapter
JCC of San Francisco
Jewish Community High School of the Bay, San Francisco
The Jewish American Fiction Book Club, Fairfax
Jewish Community Library, San Francisco
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Lehrhaus Judaica. Berkeley
Or Shalom Jewish Community, San Francisco
The Jewish Community Library is located at 1835 Ellis Street; between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is free garage parking at the entrance on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy. For more information visit the website: www.jewishlearningworks.org/library