Books of Jewish Interest for Adults

Members of the WSJD community recommended the following books for your reading pleasure.  For your convenience, we have provided a link to in case you wish to see reviews or summaries of the title you are considering.

Check your local library for these titles.  To locate your library’s catalog, click here.   If your local library branch does not own a copy, check with your librarian about getting a copy of the book from another branch or library system.

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Balson, Ronald H. Once We Were Brothers, 2014

Benedict, Marie. The Only Woman in the Room, 2019

Benedict, Marie. The Other Einstein, 2016

Brooks, Geraldine.  People of the Book, 2008

Goldreich, Gloria. The Bridal Chair, 2015

Gross, Andrew. The Button Man, 2018

Hannah, Kristin. The Nightingale, 2015

Morris, Heather. Cilka’s Journey: Book 2 of The Tattoist of Auschwitz, 2019

Morris, Heather.  The Tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel, 2018

Potok, Chaim.  The Chosen

      In the Beginning

      The Promise

      My Name is Asher Lev

Ragen, Naomi.  An Unorthodox Match / 2019

Uris, Leon.  Exodus, 1958

                   Mila 18


Dubner, Stephen J. Turbulent Souls: a Catholic son’s return to his Jewish family, 1998

Fishman, David E. The Book Smugglers: partisans, poets, and the race to save Jewish treasures from the Nazis, 2017 

Rosen, Jeffrey. Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on life, love, liberty, and law, 2019

Shapiro, Dani. Inheritance: a memoir of geneaology, paternity, and love, 2019


Bergman, Eugene. Survival Artist, 2009

Feldman, Deborah.  Unorthodox: The scandalous rejection of My Hasidic Roots , 2012

Frenkel, Francoise. Bookshop in Berlin: the rediscovered memoir of one women’s harrowing escape from the Nazis, 2019

Klagsbrun, Francine. Lioness: Golda Meir and the nation of Israel, 2017

Mendelsohn, Daniel. The Lost: a search of six of six million, 2006


Hurwitz, Sarah. Here All Along: finding meaning, spiritualiity and deeper connection to life – in Judaism, 2019

Jacobs, Meredith. The Modern Jewish Mom’s Guide to Shabbat: connect & celebrate – bring your family together with a Friday night meal, 2007

Jaffe, Azriela.  What Do You Mean, You Can’t Eat In My Home?, 2005

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