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Brotherhood Dinner's - Join the men of CKAF for dinner, the first Tuesday of every month.  Check the calendar or contact Brotherhood Chair at for more information and to get on the email list.





Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick "Women's Coffee" & "Book Club" are social groups to keep our community connected.  All are welcome! 

Questions, please contact Carolyn Plaisance:'s Coffee:  Held the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Click here to register for our next coffee. 


CKAF Book Club:  We are going to hold the book Club during the day at 12:30 pm to encourage more people to attend.

When:  On the 2nd Wednesday every other month unless otherwise noted.
Where & Current Book:  Click here to RSVP and for a synopsis of the current book.

We want to know what books/topics interest you?  Do you prefer fiction or nonfiction selections?  Do you want to suggest a book for a future discussion?  If you are interested in our book club, take a moment to answer these and any other questions you may have and respond to Carolyn Plaisance at

Previous Books Read


The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ing

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

A Gentlemen in Moscow by Amor Towles

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton    


The German Suitcase by Greg Dinallo


The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer
The Secret Cord by Geraldine Brook
All I Love and Know by Judith Frank


Generations: The Story of a Jewish Family by Aaron Leibel
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
The Invention of Wings by Sue Kidd Monk
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon


The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Morris
The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy


The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby
In the Garden of the Beasts by Eric Larson
Quiet by Susan Cain
And the Mountains Echoed  by Khaled Hosseini
The Book of Marie  by Terry Kay
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
The Three Weissmans of Westport by Cathleen Schine


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Submission by Amy Waldman
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
The Dovekeeper by Alice Hoffman


The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Surviving the Seasons by Fern Kupfer
All Other Nights by Dara Horn
Memoirs of a Geisha by Authur Golden
Those who Save Us by Jenna Blum
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese 


A Secret Kept by Tatiana DeRosnay
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
Day After Night  by Anita Diamant
The Help by Kathy Stockett


Sarah's Key by Tatiana DeRosnay
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
The Color of Water by James McBride


Fire in the Blood by Irène Némirovsky
Away by Amy Bloom


Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler
Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem
Badenheim 1939 by Aharon Appelfel

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