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Jewish Book Discussion Group

Read, and dive into a new world. Join in a lively discussion of Jewish-themed books from a variety of genres–fiction, memoir, history, and more.

Books provided by Jewish Community Library’s Book Club in a Box.

Upcoming Books for Discussion

March, The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
April, Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart
May, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas

Reading The Plot Against America: Then and Now

Sunday, May 19 · 3:00 – 4:30 pm · Board Room · Free for Members & the Public

The Plot Against America is this year’s selection for Jewish LearningWorks’ One Bay One Book program. In their culminating event on the Peninsula hosted by the PJCC, a panel of communal leaders and educators will discuss how reading the book in 2019 has taken on a different meaning than when the novel was published in 2004. How does the scenario Roth paints—in which a Charles Lindbergh presidency leads to the persecution of Jews—relate to present fears about the status of Jews and other minorities in the United States, and about the strength of American democracy? Pre-registration strongly suggested. Presented by the Jewish Community Library.

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