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Weekly Virtual Lunch with the Library

with Temple Israel Librarian Ann Abrams
Every Tuesday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
No cost

Every Tuesday, grab your lunch and log on to Zoom to join Temple Israel Librarian Ann Abrams to chat about whatever book you’re reading, tv shows/films you’re watching, or art or musical piece that has lifted your spirits.  Some weeks we’ll also have guest speakers from the TI community, TBD.

On the last Tuesday of each month, we will shift our focus to a more traditional book group to feature and discuss one specific book all together. See details for the upcoming Last Tuesday Book Discussion below.

For more information and to get the Zoom link, contact Ann Abrams at

April 27, 2021 Book Discussion:

On the last Tuesday of every month, we meet to discuss a book with a Jewish theme, or a book without an explicitly Jewish theme, and we try to bring a Jewish sensibility to it! All book-lovers are welcome to come, bring lunch, and join the conversation. The book for this month’s discussion will be:

We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory and Migration
by Rachael Cerrotti

All are welcome to join us for a lively discussion with Rachael Cerrotti about her forthcoming memoir. We Share the Same Sky weaves together the stories of two young women—Hana as a refugee who remains one step ahead of the Nazis at every turn, and her granddaughter Rachael, whose insatiable curiosity to touch the past guides her into the lives of countless strangers, bringing her love and tragic loss. Throughout the course of her twenties, Hana’s history becomes a guidebook for Rachael in how to live a life empowered by grief.

Rachael grew up in the Boston area, and was a teacher in Temple Israel’s Tent (grades 8-12) program a few years ago.  She is an award-winning photographer, writer, educator and producer.  Her work explores the intergenerational impact of migration and memory. She currently works as an audio producer and digital storyteller with USC Shoah Foundation.