Book Club, monthly on Mondays, 7.30 pm

Come and join our Book Club on Monday evenings.  As a group, we will explore and discuss a variety of modern and contemporary fiction together in a relaxed and informal setting.  Refreshments will be served.

£2.00 pp/session including refreshments

New members welcome. For more information please contact: Denise Bonham on denise.bonham@shaarei-tsedek.org.uk

Monday 23 September –  7.30 pm

‘ The Marrying of Chani Kaufman’ by Eve Harris

Book Synopsis

Chani and Baruch do not know one another, but they are about to wed.

Baruch Levy is obedient and religious and makes his parents proud with his keen Torah study, until the day he announces the name of the girl he’d like to court. A quick forbidden glance to the women’s section enthralled him with Chani Kaufman, and he won’t take no for an answer.

Nineteen years old and increasingly frustrated with the obligations of her Ultra-Orthodox community. Chani follows the only permissable route of escape – getting engaged.

Though she finds Baruch attractive in his earnest, if fumbling, attempts at courting, she has no idea what to expect next.

As the couple navigates their paths of parents, matchmakers, and mikvehs, their closest confidants and friends explore the romantic and sexual relationships possible within and without marriage.