Book Club

Temple Beth Emet Book Club

Conducted by Barbara Harmon

Book Club was founded by Fran Bourne Johnson Z”L*
*Her memory will always be a blessing to us.

Blum Hall at Temple Beth Emet of Burbank

Wednesday, August 24 – 7:00PM to 8:30 PM

Zoom Meeting Information: 

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Meeting ID: 884 2234 8913
Passcode: 388498


Dial in Phone Numbers:
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

What book will we be reading?

Ritchie Boy Secrets By Beverley Driver Eddy


In June 1942, the U.S. Army began recruiting immigrants, the children of immigrants, refugees, and others with language skills and knowledge of enemy lands and cultures for a special military intelligence group being trained in the mountains of northern Maryland and sent into Europe and the Pacific. Ultimately, 15,000 men and some women received this specialized training and went on to make vital contributions to victory in World War II. This is their story, which Beverley Driver Eddy tells thoroughly and colorfully, drawing heavily on interviews with surviving Ritchie Boys.

Synopsis by Stackpole Books (the publisher)