Book Club


The next meeting of the Malverne Jewish Center Book Club will take place on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

The selection to be discussed is: Not Our Kind: A NovelKitty Zeldis.

The book is available through the Nassau Library System as well as for Kindle users.


In Not Our Kind, the post-World War II years of overt sexism and anti-Semitism are reflected in the lives of the two main characters who become deeply entangled in each other’s profoundly different worlds. Jewish Eleanor Moskowitz and WASP Patricia Bellamy meet by chance when Eleanor takes a job to tutor Patricia’s angry and despairing, polio-stricken daughter. The life struggles of Eleanor, who lives on working class Second Avenue, and Patricia, a product of privilege who lives the ideal Park Avenue existence, define much of the book’s plot.