CSR Book Club
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Have questions? Please email Jacey Taub. Every other month, CSR's Book Club facilitates interesting discussions over wine, cheese, and other creative snacks as we explore the layers of a novel while connecting them to relevant and relatable Jewish texts.
Everyone is welcome!
Past books include:
"American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins
"Where the Forest Meets the Stars" by Glendy Vanderah
"Read at the Bone: A Novel" by Jacqueline Woodson
"The Tattooist of Auschwitz" by Heather Morris
"Where The Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
"The Subway Girls" by Susie Orman Schnall
"Between You and Me" by Susan Wiggs
"An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones
"Eternal Life: A Novel" by Dara Horn
"Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward
"Waking Lions" by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Every other month, CSR's Book Club facilitates interesting discussions over wine, cheese, and other creative snacks as we explore the layers of a novel while connecting them to relevant and relatable Jewish texts.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm
By Abby Stein
Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews.
But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life.
Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, Becoming Eve poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?