Sisterhood Book Club

The Joint Book Clubs of Congregation B’nai Israel, Congregation Etz Chayim, and The Temple-Congregation Shomer Emunim will meet on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at B’nai Israel. We will be serving dessert and coffee/tea.

The book we selected is: 
Small great things by Jodi Picoult.


“…With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackes race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion-and doesn’t offer easy answers.  Small great things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.” [from book jacket]

There are 75 copies of the book at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, and more than 100 copies through the Search Ohio feature of the library. There are also audiobook copies, large print, and ebook versions of the book available.

 Please note that many of these copies are currently in circulation, so it is important that you make your request now to get access to a copy of the book in whichever format you choose. Please let Carol Richman, ( or Sharon Stein ( know if you need help requesting the book online, and we will be happy to assist you.


The book is also available at, in print and on Kindle and and Barnes and Noble – in print and on the Nook.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Carol Richman and Sharon Stein, Coordinators



This is the list of books for the remainder of the year for the Sisterhood Book Club:
July 25, 2017 – Why be Jewish, by Edgar Bronfman
Joint book club discussion on Thursday, June 15th with the book clubs of Etz Chayim, and The Temple.  This is in the planning stages, and we will send a notice out within the next 2 weeks about the book, and other pertinent details.  Stay Tuned.
August 22, 2017 – 

The books are available through the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and also through its Search Ohio feature. If anyone needs help requesting books, please let either Carol or Sharon know.

CBI Sisterhood Book Club Co-Chairs: Sharon Stein, Cathy Sperling, Carol Richman