Jewish Community of Southern New Jersey


1st Annual Community Book Club & Follow-up Action Sessions 

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, the Jewish Community Relations Council and its Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center, in partnership with area Synagogues, Jewish Day Schools and Federation Agencies, will promote the reading of a single book throughout the community.  Following a pre-determined set 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 to further strengthen our Jewish/entire community.

 Upcoming Discussion Dates


Please check back for future book club dates 


If you would like to participate in a specific synagogue or organization session, please reach out to them directly.  


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Includes ongoing discussion sessions.

How to Fight Anti-Semitism

by Bari Weiss, Pub. Sept. 2019  


The first book the community is encouraged to read is the recently released How to Fight Anti-Semitism. Author Bari Weiss resigned in July 2020 as a staff writer and opinion section editor of The New York Times. Weiss previously worked as an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal.  She is a native of Pittsburgh where she became a bat mitzvah at the Tree of Life Synagogue.


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