Community Read

Rachel Kadish: The Weight of Ink

Monday, Nov 5 | 8:00 PM
In the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Basketball Gym

Weight of Ink

Join the community by reading The Weight of Ink before the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Book Festival or make it your book club’s choice this fall! Let us know if your book club will be reading along. Contact for VIP book club benefits.

Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, Rachel Kadish’s new novel weaves together the lives of two London women separated by centuries.

An emigrant from Amsterdam in the 1660s, who becomes a scribe for a blind rabbi, and an unwell historian who has a passion for Jewish history become connected when the historian is approached by a former student who has discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents.

Uncovering the identity of the scribe, who marked her pages as “Aleph,” will be the historian’s ultimate project.

The Weight of Ink: $18.39
Purchase the book at the J to receive FREE entry to the Community Read program.

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Tickets for the program: $12 Member | $18 Public

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Rachel KadishAbout the Author

Rachel Kaddish is the award-winning author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story, as well as the novella I Was Here. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and Tin House, and has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and elsewhere.


For more information, please contact Andrea Wolfe at or 713.729.3200 ext. 3109.