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Book Review: "The World That We Knew"

Thursday, November 12, 2020 25 Cheshvan 5781

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMonline

Emanu El's Sisterhood hosts bi-monthly book reviews throughout the year that are open to the public. November's book review will be led by our congregant, Shelly Cyprus.

Please Note: This book review will be held by Zoom and the information to access will be emailed ahead of time to those who register.

A summary of our November book, The World That We Knew:
At the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knew she must send away her twelve-year-old daughter, Lea. Hanni finds a renowned rabbi whose daughter, Ettie, offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem named “Ava,” who is sworn to protect Lea. After Ava’s creation, she, Lea, and Ettie become eternally entwined. In a world where evil can be found at every turn, Hoffman presents remarkable characters who embark on a journey of loss and resistance – to a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never-ending.

To help us plan for this event and to receive communications about future book reviews, we ask that you kindly RSVP by Wednesday, November 11, either online or by contacting the Sisterhood at or 713.529.5771, ext. 233.


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