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Tween Book Club: “The War Within”

Sat, January 12 at 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Tweens in Grades 4 through 7 are invited to our “AC Tween Book Club” to discuss the book “The War Within: A Novel of the Civil War,” by Carol Matas, facilitated by Sheila Lewis and Youth Director, Deena Cowans.

What if you and a close relative, even a sister, held strong but different political opinions that threatened to tear you apart? …It’s not taking place in 2019, but in 1862, when two sisters, Hannah and Joanna Green of Mississippi, disagree on the issue of slavery. As Southern Jews, the family is misplaced because of their religion. How do their arguments connect to Jewish values? How is this question relevant to Jews today?

Kids are encouraged (though not required) to read the book ahead of time. It’s available for purchase at local book stores, libraries and online. Please take lunch from the Community Kiddush in Hirsh Hall after the Sanctuary Service, then join us on the 3rd floor at 1PM for Book Club with your lunch.

Contact Youth Director Deena Cowans with any questions: dcowans@anschechesed.org.


Sat, January 12
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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