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Sisterhood Scoop – April 15, 2023

Volume 6 Number 13 • 24 Nissan • April 15, 2023

Sisterhood Book Club News

Author David Kertzer answering questions from Dr. Marie Griffith, director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

On March 27 several members of the NHBZ Sisterhood Book Club attended a Washington University lecture presented by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Kertzer about his new book The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler. The lecture, sponsored by the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at JCRC, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, and the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, among others, revealed the myths and falsehoods surrounding the controversial Pope Pius XII and the actions of the Church from 1939 to 1945. In 2019 the Book Club read an earlier book by Kertzer, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, about the Vatican’s imprisonment of a Jewish boy in 1858.

Jewish Legacy Tour of St. Louis

Sunday, May 21, 12:30 pm

Enjoy a 4-hour tour of historic Jewish St. Louis with guide Linda Koenig. Sponsored by Sisterhood – RSVP:

Book Club Meets April 24th

The book club discussion of the novel, The Lost Shtetl, by Max Gross, originally scheduled for March 27 has been changed to Monday, April 24, 7:15-8:45 pm.

There is now more time to read this delightful novel and join the group discussion after Passover at the home of Linda Shore. Watch for further details.


May 22 – The Watchmakers: A Story of Brotherhood, Survival, and Hope Amid the Holocaust –
by Harry Lenga & Scott Lenga at the home of Devy Goldenberg

July 31 – The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel, by Helene Wecker at the home of Sharon Summers

All women are welcome! For more info or to RSVP contact Fran Alper at 314-993-4024 or or

For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email: 

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