Whether or not you liked the book’s main character, the Adult Education book discussion of The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, by Lucette Lapado, was a lively volley of opinions, insights and observations. Not many of us did like the man wearing the sharkskin suit, but his daughter, the author, inspired more conflicting impressions, and an interesting discussion around assimilation, cultures, women’s roles, the contemporary Jewish exodus from Egypt, and the appearance of devoutness and hypocrisy.
For those interested in memoirs of Jewish life in Egypt before and after Nasser, the Adult Education Committee recommends Out of Egypt: A Memoir by Andre Aciman and Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt by Jean Naggar.
In collaboration with Membership, Religious Affairs, Relgious School, Sisterhood, Social Action, Tot Shabbat, and the Youth Group, the Adult Education Commmittee began planning for a congregation-wide Shabbaton, scheduled for fall. It will be a day of music, mitzvah, Torah study, and activities for all ages, held at Winding Trails in Farmington. Anyone who would like to participate in the planning process is welcome to join us.