Book Club

Join us monthly for friendly and thought-provoking discussions on books of Jewish content or by Jewish authors. All book selections can be found at the Houston Public Library. 

The Book Club meets at 12:30 PM in room 1A on the first floor of the J unless otherwise indicated.

The Flight PortfolioMonday, Nov 4 | 12:45 PM
The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer
Best-selling author Julie Orringer takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry‘s extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust. In 1940, Fry, an American journalist, traveled to Marseille with a list of artists and writers he hoped to help escape, including Hannah Arendt, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp and Marc Chagall.

Orringer is the award-winning author of The Invisible Bridge and How to Breathe Underwater. She will be speaking on November 4 at 7:30 PM at the J. Purchase Tickets 

The Girl from BerlinMonday, Dec 2 | 12:30 PM
The Girl from Berlin by Ronald H. Balson

In the newest novel from internationally-bestselling author Ronald H. Balsom, Liam and Catherine come to the aid of an old friend and are drawn into a property dispute in Tuscany that unearths long-buried secrets. 

For more information, please contact Esther Bethke at or 713.595.8186.