TBA – Books & More


January 13, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Avenue, Tarrytown, NY, 10591

Event Type

Join us for a moderated discussion about books with Jewish themes.

This month’s selection: The Prison Minyan by Jonathan Stone

“The Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York stands apart from most prisons.” 

“…the prison’s minimum-security camp has ‘long been the lockup of choice among Jewish white-collar offenders’, who are able to access kosher food and daily prayer services.”

The novel is set “inside Otisville at a pivotal point when a religiously observant lawyer with close ties to the president arrives to serve out his sentence on fraud charges.”

“There are crimes a plenty within the prison walls….  Can middle-aged men who spent their entire lives flouting rules and laws, cheating and lying, and knowingly hurting others, find self-worth, meaning and even salvation by forming a community adhering to ancient traditions?

The novel raises more questions than it answers.  It also veers between legitimate scares and a sense of the absurd….Still The Prison Minyan occupies terrain few others will likely explore.”,

The N. Y. Times Book Review, January 9, 2022

A synagogue member leads the discussion.  $5.00 suggested donation for guests.