JCC Reads

JCC Reads is a signature program from JCC Association. Join other JCCs across the continent in reading the same books each year, uniting JCC readers into one large reading group. To foster this movement towards reading as a community, we have gathered useful information that you can use to raise your local reading group to another level.

  • summaries of the book
  • questions for discussion
  • video clips of the author
  • author interviews
  • podcasts
  • general information about the subject
  • We will be providing a selection of great book titles, and collecting and sharing information for JCCs to use annually.

We are delighted to offer 22 JCC Reads Guides! Selections include:

A Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev

All Other Nights by Dara Horn

Hunting Eichman: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons

My Father’s Paradise by Ariel Sabar

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Sima’s Undergarments for Women by Ilana Stanger-Ross

Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter by Peter Manseau

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret

The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah—a Memoir by Joel Chasnoff

The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Jump Artist by Austin Ratner

The Little Bride by Anna Solomon

The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer

The Submission by Amy Waldman

The Yellow Wind by David Grossman

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

To the End of the Land by David Grossman

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander

For more information on how your JCC can get involved with JCC Reads or other Arts & Culture programs and to share your ideas, contact Randy Ellen Lutterman, Vice President, Arts & Culture at randy@jcca.org.

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