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People of the Book

GJC's Jewish Book Reading Group meets at 7:15pm on the second Tuesday of each month at GJC's Quitman Library. We read fiction and nonfiction books of Jewish interest written mostly, but not solely, by Jewish writers and chosen by the group. Volunteer group members lead the discussion.  For more information, please contact Vilma Lieberman.

November's book group is reading and discussing:

The Family   by David Laskin    non-fiction 383pp

A century and a half ago, a Torah scribe and his wife raised six children in a yeshiva town at the western fringe of the Russian empire. The torrent of history took the scribe’s family down three very different roads. One branch immigrated to America and founded the fabulously successful Maidenform Bra Company; another went to Palestine as pioneers and participated in the contentious birth of the state of Israel; the third branch remained in Europe and suffered the onslaught of the Nazi occupation. In tracing the roots of this family—his own family—Laskin captures the epic sweep of the twentieth century.


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