Temple Beth-El

Sisterhood Book Club

Sunday, May 19, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us as we discuss The Cloister by James Carroll. Read the review below:

“The amazing thing about James Carroll’s craftsmanship in writing is that he manages to stir together a fascinating brew of powerful prose, delicious poetic phrases, mixed in with rock solid religious historical references, made potent with his detailed descriptions. 

In the book The Cloister he masterfully weaves three stories from different eras, that each probe deeply into matters of faith, dogma, complicity, and forgiveness. From the conversations between a conflicted Catholic priest and a French Jewish woman in mid-twentieth century New York, to the brutality of Nazi-occupied Paris, to the great medieval love story of Abelard and Heloïse, The Cloister illuminates life’s most vital questions, and proposes inspiring, radical, and timely answers.”

A light snack will be served. RVSP by May 5 to .