Literary

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From annual literary festivals and monthly book clubs to the Kass Judaic Library, the JCCGW believes the literary arts have the power to educate, enlighten, and engage. Explore everything we have to offer book lovers at the JCCGW.


Cover.Large.The FamilyDavid Laskin Book Talk & Signing

Sunday, May 4
4:00 p.m.

Free RSVP

JGSGW logo.jpg.jpgThe JCC of Greater Washington and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington present a Book Talk and Signing with David Laskin, author of The Family.

Free of charge.

For advanced book sales, email: jgsgw@jgsgw.org

Questions about author events at the JCCGW? Contact us!

Kass Judaic Library

Located adjacent to the membership desk, the Kass Judaic Library is an oasis of calm featuring new and classic Jewish books, a new collection of DVDs, as well as a variety of Jewish publications (The Jerusalem Post, Washington Jewish Week, The Jewish Daily Forward, and more). A well-loved resource for all members, the library offers free wi-fi and newly published titles featured in our annual book festival. Browse the library’s extensive collection in a relaxed atmosphere—one of the few quiet spots in our otherwise bustling center. Questions about the Kass Judaic Library? Contact Debby Goldberg at 301-348-3816 or dgoldberg@jccgw.org.

Book Clubs

Looking for fellow book lovers? The JCCGW boasts three book clubs spanning fiction to history, biography to contemporary issues. All book clubs meet at the Center. No registration is necessary.

Jewish Book Club

Join a diverse group and discuss Jewish fiction and nonfiction, both contemporary and classic. The group meets every 3rd Tuesday evening of the month at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact facilitator Rachel Jablon at rachel@pobox.com.

NCJW Book Club

The National Council of Jewish Women book club meets every 4th Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m.  Women and men are welcome to attend.  For further information, email Norma Krupenie at normakrup@gmail.com.

Books & Fellowship

A group for Jewish singles aged 45 and over. Meets on various Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. For further information email Jay at jndoniger@gmail.com.

Hadassah Book Club

Created for Jewish women that love a good read, the Hadassah Book Club features a diverse selection of books and the opportunity to make new friends. The club’s selections—a mix of fiction and nonfiction books by Jewish authors and/or with Jewish themes—are all readily available in paperback or at the Kass Judaic Library. For more information, email Ellen at elow-mintz@comcast.net.

Interested in learning more about book clubs at the JCCGW? Contact Debby Goldberg at 301-348-3816 or dgoldberg@jccgw.org. Questions about literary arts at the JCCGW? Contact us!