A pile of books spelling out Book Club on the spines and two teacups

    Exchange ideas, meet new friends, and participate in engaging discussions and book reviews in a friendly and welcoming setting at our free monthly Book Club. You can also make a day of it at the MNjcc – come for our morning Book Club gathering and stay for our Thursday afternoon cultural program, concert, lecture or literary event. Programs run from October – June. 

    Book reviewer: Beverley Fingerhut

      Registration Button

    Upcoming dates: October 24, November 21, January 16, March 12
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM








    Book cover for a Place for UsThursday October 24

    A Place For Us 

    By Fatima Farheen Mirza 

    Instant New York TimesBestseller and named One of the Best Books of 2018 by: TheWashington Post, People, and Buzzfeed.

    A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Parents Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son's estrangement - the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from.

    In a narrative that spans decades, and sees family life through the eyes of each member, A Place For Us charts the crucial moments in the family's past, from the bonds that bring them together to the differences that pull them apart. As siblings Hadia, Huda, and Amar attempt to carve out a life for themselves, they must reconcile their present culture with their parent's faith, to tread a path between the old world and the new, and learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest of betrayals.

    an illustrated backpack in dark blues, the zipper is partly openNovember 28, 2019
    7:00 - 8:30 pm

    In A Knapsack Full of Dreams, Cathy Crowe details her lifelong commitment as a nurse and social justice activist—particularly her thirty years as a Street Nurse—with passion, grace, and fortitude. Cathy's reading from her book A Knapsack Full of Dreams will move you, then inspire you to act.

    Register for this event on Eventbrite


    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422
    Email: info@mnjcc.org

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001