Great discussions, friendly company, and tasty food — can you think of a better way to spend a weekend afternoon? Throughout the year, we gather together at members’ homes to discuss books which are selected by club members. Fiction or non-fiction, the themes directly relate to Jewish experience.

So join us for stimulating conversation, discussion, and munchies. The Book Club is open to Or Adam members and prospective members. Please refer to Upcoming Events column (to the left) and the Calendar for meeting dates, times, and contacts. RSVP to the listed host for directions to the house.

Even if you don’t have a chance to read the book, or just read part of it, come anyway! It’s a good way to meet our members and learn who we are.

And let us know if you have a recommendation for the reading list!

If you’re interested in our Book Club, please contact:


Previous selections include:

  • The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
  • The World to Come by Dara Horn
  • The Blind Eye by Marcia Fine
  • Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel by Talia Carner
  • Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada and Michael Hofmann
  • The Believers: A Novel by Zoe Heller
  • Song of Slaves in the Desert by Alan Cheuse
  • The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette M. Lugnado
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • My Michael by Amos Oz
  • The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
  • Rashi’s Daughters by Maggie Anton
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani
  • Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity by Rebecca Goldstein
  • Water from the Well: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah by Anne Roiphe
  • Shosha: A Novel by I.B. Singer
  • The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
  • My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
  • The Gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
  • Peony by Pearl Buck
  • Murder on a Kibbutz: A Communal Case by Batya Gur
  • The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan
  • The Prince of West End Avenue by Alan Isler
  • The Coffee Trader by David Liss
  • The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
  • Good Without God by Greg Epstein
  • Outwitting History… by Aaron Lansky
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Beaufort by Ron Leshem
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • The Plot Against America by Philip Roth