Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Cancelled: Third Fridays Book Club: Exploring Israeli History Through Literature

Friday, January 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
EDCJCC Salzberg Family Library
1529 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

The January book club meeting has been cancelled. Please register for the February 21 and/or March 20 meetings instead.

Third Fridays Book Club: Exploring Israeli History Through Literature
They say if you want to understand Israel, read its literature. Gather with us on the third Friday of every month in the EDCJCC’s Salzberg Family Library to enjoy lunch and join in discussion, led by EDCJCC CEO Carole Zawatsky, about the complex and vibrant history of modern day Israel through the eyes of its contemporary authors. Together, through literature, we’ll strengthen our connection to Israel and celebrate a shared passion for the written word.


3-class series: $50 for EDCJCC members, $60 for non-members

1 class: $18 for EDCJCC members, $22 for non-members

Price includes a vegetarian lunch. Participants are asked to purchase their own books. Join us for one, two, or the entire series!

Class dates 

Friday, January 17: Only Yesterday by SY Agnon, a vivid historical reconstruction of Israel’s founding society through the eyes of the seemingly simply tale of a man who immigrates to Palestine in the early 20th century.

Friday, February 21: Between Friends by Amos Oz, a "gorgeous, rueful collection of eight linked stories capturing the collective dreams of Israel in the 1950s" – Chicago Tribube.

Friday, March 20: The Best Place On Earth by Ayelat Tsabari, a collection of stories focused on Israelis searching for their place in our present world and dealing with the challenges of balancing old tradition with modern times.

We're sorry, the deadline for online sales has passed. Contact program staff listed above to purchase by phone.