The Non-Fiction Chavurah meets about every other month at the home of a group member. Books will be announced, but have included Michael Oren's Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, Simcha Weinstein's Up, Up, and Oy Vey!: How Jewish History, Culture, and Values Shaped the Comic Book Superhero, and Abraham Joshua Heschel's God in Seach of Man.
Many years ago the Fiction Chavurah originated as a forum for discussion of fiction by Jewish authors, or occasionally non-Jewish authors writing about Jewish subjects. At times, we have broken our fiction-only rule and included memoirs and history in our reading list. We have read books by Nobel Prize Winners, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and various other literature prizes. Sitting in each other’s living rooms, we have traveled the world. Regardless of whether the books are classics, books which will become classics, or books that were duds, the discussion and the companionship have been prize winning. There are two competitions in this chavurah. One is to recommend the best, most-liked undiscovered book for the group to read; the other is to bake or buy the best dessert to serve after the book discussion has completed. The Fiction Chavurah usually meets once a month on a Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Sisterhood Morning Book Club meets monthly April through December on Monday mornings at CRZ. New members and visitors are welcome.