►Breakfast, Lecture & Book Signing
Sunday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. Cancelled
National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism
JCCGW BOOK FESTIVAL
The JCCGW Book Festival boasts one of the east coast’s most extensive collections of books and music of Jewish content for sale, including many popular and best-selling fiction and nonfiction books. Our unique store offers thousands of recently-published books, personally selected and reviewed by a volunteer committee of more than 20 community members.
Each year, we feature an elite and eclectic group of more than 20 authors who speak at programs such as lectures, breakfasts and luncheons, children’s programs, a book club brunch, and a kick-off event. In 2012, the 43rd Annual Book Festival included Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, novelist Susan Isaacs, CBS correspondent Dan Raviv , former Israeli defense minister Moshe Arens, radio personality Dennis Prager, and many more!
KASS JUDAIC LIBRARY
Open most days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and staffed by volunteers, the Kass Judaic Library is located adjacent to the Membership Desk and is a wonderful resource and benefit for all members. Whether you are looking for fiction, history, reference books, videos, DVD’s, or audio books you can find them in our fully computerized library. The collection is refreshed every fall with newly published titles featured at the annual Book Festival Book Store. Look for well-known authors including Philip Roth, Amos Oz, Naomi Ragen, A.B. Yehoshua, Rabbi Harold Kushner and more! Library patrons may take advantage of free internet access and a variety of publications including The Jerusalem Post, Washington Jewish Week, and The Forward. Come browse our collection in a relaxed and quiet atmosphere, one of the few quiet spots in our otherwise bustling center. Contact Debby Goldberg at 301-348-3816 or email@example.com
Looking for a book club? The JCC offers five book clubs for all your interests from fiction to history to biography to contemporary issues. It is a great opportunity to make new friends. For more information, please contact Debby Goldberg at 301-348-3816 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All book clubs meet at the JCCGW. No registration necessary.
Books & Fellowship
A group for Jewish singles ager 45+ which meets on various Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. For further information email Jay at email@example.com
|June 9, 10 a.m.
Topic: Kabbalah/Mysticism – What is the allure?
June 23, 10 a.m.
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Earle Stegner
|July 14, 10 a.m.
Discussion only of the DVD: Kadosh
|July 28, 10 a.m.
To be determined
JCC/Hadassah Book Club
Read a great selection of books and meet interesting people! The group usually meets once a month on Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Book selections, as chosen by the group, are listed below. A mix of fiction and nonfiction books by Jewish authors and/or with Jewish themes, they are readily available in paperback or at the library. Members of the group take turns leading
June 13, 1 p.m.
My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner by Meir Shalev
If you would like to receive e-mail reminders of meetings and notifications about book related
events, contact Ellen Elow-Mintz at 301-897-2796 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Book Club
All are welcome at the Jewish Book Club which meets every third Tuesday evening of the month. Join a diverse group and discuss Jewish fiction and nonfiction, contemporary and classics.
For more information, please contact facilitator Rachel Jablon at email@example.com
May 21, 7 p.m.
All That I Am by Anna Funder