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Book Club – Tough Jews By Rich Cohen

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 • 2 Shevat 5779

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMChicago Loop Synagogue, 16 S. Clark

While at a Los Angeles deli, a group of Brooklyn natives gets together to discuss basketball, boxing, the weather back east, and the Jewish gangsters of yesteryear. This book traces a generation of Jewish gangsters from the candy stores of Brownsville to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side of New York and occasionally to suites at the Waldorf Hotel. Cohen creates a anecdotal and funny history of muscle, moxie, and money. The book is filled with fixers and schlammers, the squeal of tires and the rattle of gunfire. Cohen's book shatters stereotypes as deftly as its subjects once shattered kneecaps.

It is our hope that you will take a moment to read this lovely book and join us for a lively discussion.

Book Club leaders are volunteers and book suggestions are welcome.  Don't forget to register. If you would like to reserve a boxed lunch, call the synagogue office or email loopadmn@chiloopsyn.org two days prior to place your order.

Lunch is available for $15.00 per meeting.

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