MERCAZ Reads Israel | On June 2, Discuss ‘A Rabbi’s Daughter’ with Author Avigail Graetz

May 15, 2020

Join us for our first MERCAZ Reads Israel Book Club Meeting!

Discuss our first book selection, ‘ A Rabbi’s Daughter ‘ with author Avigail Graetz on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Register for our Zoom Webinar on June 2 at 1:00 p.m. EDT


MERCAZ Reads Israel is an online book club featuring contemporary Israeli literature that provides insight into and understanding of the lives and concerns of our Israeli counterparts.

If you do not have an account on Facebook, you can still see the discussion questions on the Israel Forever Foundation’s landing page for “A Rabbi’s Daughter.”

MERCAZ Reads Israel is a partnership between
MERCAZ USA and The Israel Forever Foundation

Mercaz Reads Israel Book Club | Inaugural Webinar: A Rabbis Daughter

April 23, 2020

Watch the inaugural webinar for the MERCAZ READS ISRAEL book club!

On Wednesday, April 22, Mercaz USA launched our online book club – MERCAZ Reads Israel – featuring contemporary Israeli literature that provides insight into and understanding of the lives and concerns of our Israeli counterparts.

This new, exciting initiative is a partnership between Mercaz USA and the Israel Forever Foundation.

Our first selection, ‘A Rabbi’s Daughter,’ a novel by Avigail Graetz, is a semi-autobiographical story of three generations of strong women. Drawing inspiration from the author’s life experience growing up in the south of Israel, in the home of a Masorti (Conservative) rabbi serving a Masorti kehilla, this book is the first Israeli novel set against the background of Masorti Judaism.

Nearly 200 individuals joined our inaugural MERCAZ READS ISRAEL book club webinar with Avigail Graetz, as she took us on a journey of her experiences, providing background and context for what inspired her to write this novel and have it translated into English. If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here now!

A second webinar will be scheduled in late May/early June for participants to discuss the book, after they have read it, again with the author!

You can buy a copy of the book on Amazon (Kindle or paperback).

Then join our MERCAZ READS ISRAEL Group on Facebook to participate in book club conversations!

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MERCAZ Reads ISRAEL: Join The Club Today!

April 7, 2020

Join MERCAZ READS ISRAEL, an online book club featuring contemporary Israeli literature that provides insight into and understanding of the lives and concerns of our Israeli counterparts.

This new, exciting initiative is a partnership between Mercaz USA and the Israel Forever Foundation.

Our first selection, ‘A Rabbi’s Daughter,’ a novel by Avigail Graetz, is a semi-autobiographical story of three generations of strong women. Drawing inspiration from the author’s life experience growing up in the south of Israel, in the home of a Masorti (Conservative) rabbi serving a Masorti kehilla, this book is the first Israeli novel set against the background of Masorti Judaism.

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, we will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the author, Avigail Graetz, via a Zoom conference.

Join us to learn about the background of the book, before you read it!

Click here to register for the webinar.

A second webinar will be scheduled in late May/early June for participants to discuss the book, after they have read it, with the author!

Buy a copy of the book on Amazon (Kindle or paperback).

Join our MERCAZ READS ISRAEL Group on Facebook to learn more and participate in book club conversations!