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Tue, Jun 29


Temple Emanuel

Sisterhood Book Club

Featuring the book, "Beyond the Ghetto Gates," by Michelle Cameron

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Sisterhood Book Club
Sisterhood Book Club

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA


About the event

At our next book club, taking place in person on Tuesday, June 29th at 1pm (note new start time), we will be discussing the book "Beyond the Ghetto Gates" by Michelle Cameron.  Extra copies are available for those ready to read.  For more information, please contact Helene Barghebuhr at  

Beyond the Ghetto Gates is a historical novel set during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign (1796-97). When French troops occupy the Italian port city of Ancona, freeing the city’s Jews from their repressive ghetto, it unleashes a whirlwind of progressivism and brutal backlash as two very different cultures collide. Mirelle, a young Jewish maiden, must choose between her duty – an arranged marriage to a wealthy Jewish merchant – and her love for a dashing French Catholic soldier. In the meantime, Francesca, a devout Catholic, must decide if she will honor her marriage vows to an abusive and murderous husband. Beyond the Ghetto Gates depicts how the Jews and Catholics of Ancona wrestle with ancient traditions, prejudices, and the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

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