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.
Lessans family annual book festival
Thank you for a wonderful 2014 book festival!
We hosted more than 1500 attendees at our 45th annual Lessans Family Book Festival events! Thank you to all of our proud sponsors, board members, volunteers, and attendees. We could not have done this without you. Click here to view photos from the festival on Facebook.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.