2nd Annual Community-Wide Book Club & Follow-up Action Sessions 

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern NJ and its Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center, in partnership with area Synagogues and other local community organizations, will promote the reading of a single book throughout the community. Following a pre-determined amount of time to allow for distribution and reading of the book, local clergy, educators, community lay leaders and/or professional staff will facilitate a variety of discussions to discuss the themes and messages of the book and ideally strategize as to how to utilize the information/education obtained in order to further strengthen our Jewish and entire community.

Jonathan Greenblatt, current ADL CEO and author of It Could Happen Here, will speak on October 2, 2022, 7pm, at our 10th Annual March of Remembrance! Learn more and register for the 10th Annual March of Remembrance at jcrcsnj.org/mor22

 The JCRC of SNJ and its Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center invite you to read the book and join the conversation of how hate can happen anywhere.


Jonathan will be in-person at the 2022 March of Remembrance and people can also join virtually. His book is available to members of the community who would like to be part of the Community Book Club. Join the club and start reading now! Thanks to the generosity of Peggy and Rabbi Jerry David, those joining the conversation can get the books from us at no charge!

It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable - And How We Can Stop It

by Jonathan Greenblatt
Pub. January 2022  



The second book the community is encouraged to read is the recently released It Could Happen Here. Author and current ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, sounds an alarm, warning that this age-old trend of antisemitism, racism, and other forms of intolerance is gathering momentum in the United States. 


Drawing on ADL’s decades of experience in fighting hate through investigative research, education programs, and legislative victories as well as his own personal story and his background in business and government, Greenblatt offers a bracing primer on how we—as individuals, as organizations, and as a society—can strike back against hate.


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