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Sisterhood Book Club

Wednesday, 26 January, 2022 24 Shevat 5782

2:00 PM - 3:30 PMOnline

Join us for the first book club meeting of 2022 with our facilitator, Rhonda Youell - Retired Administrator, West Kildonan Collegiate.

Book Selection for January: The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi

Gabriela's mother Luna is the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem, though her famed beauty and charm seem to be reserved for everyone but her daughter. Ever since Gabriela can remember, she and Luna have struggled to connect. But when tragedy strikes, Gabriela senses there's more to her mother than painted nails and lips.

Desperate to understand their relationship, Gabriela pieces together the stories of her family's previous generations-from Great-Grandmother Mercada the renowned healer, to Grandma Rosa who cleaned houses for the English, to Luna who had the nicest legs in Jerusalem. But as she uncovers shocking secrets, forbidden romances, and the family curse that links the women together, Gabriela must face a past and present far more complex than she ever imagined.

Set against the Golden Age of Hollywood, the dark days of World War II, and the swinging '70s, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem follows generations of unforgettable women as they forge their own paths through times of dramatic change. With great humor and heart, Sarit Yishai-Levi has given us a powerful story of love and forgiveness-and the unexpected and enchanting places we find each.

VIRTUAL EVENT on Wednesday, January 26 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM CST on ZOOM // Please Register by January 24:  Scroll down to register or contact the shul office at 204-452-3711 or Registrants will receive the ZOOM link a few days prior to the event.

Note: This event is open to Sisterhood Members exclusively. If you are not a member, we’d love to welcome you to join Sisterhood – email for information.

Where to get the book:

  • Winnipeg Public Libraries – Visit for locations and hours. You may also access the library online to reserve this book in ebook or audiobook format.

  • Thrift Books – Available for purchase at for $10.19 (plus taxes and shipping) with standard delivery of 10-20 business days.

  • Amazon - Available at as a hard copy book for $28.30 (plus taxes and shipping), and as a Kindle Edition for $12.99 (plus tax).

  • Locally – the book may also be available at local book stores. Please call or visit their websites for availability and for pre-payment and pickup.


Please fill out the form below to register for the upcoming Sisterhood Book Club. You will receive an email with the ZOOM link the day prior to the meeting.
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