Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Book Discussion Group: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

The 2019-2020 Etz Chaim Book Club season will kick-off on Tuesday, October 15 with a discussion of The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas, facilitated by Rachel Kamin.  Meet in the Sukkah at 7:00pm for snacks and to learn more about this year’s book club selections.  Our discussion will begin at 7:30pm in the Jeremy Bruder Memorial Library.  Copies of the book are available in public libraries and local & online booksellers. All are welcome! Participants are encouraged to make an annual donation to the Robert N. Glass Memorial Library Fund to help support the book club and the library collection. Go to to donate.


About the Book:

The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas

A college student receives a mysterious package that ignites a historical investigation that exposes incredible aspects of his family history and its ties to the Ibn Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo. Winner of the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
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