JGSGB Book Group

The JGSGB Book Group had its first meeting in January of 2020. Originally meeting in member’s homes, the group has gone virtual.

Joining the group is an ideal way for our members to get to know each other in a relaxed, informal setting while reading and discussing books of interest. The Book Group chooses books, fiction or non-fiction, with genealogical content or ones that are set in times and places that our ancestors once lived, both in the US and abroad. The group meets every 6-8 weeks.

Our next meeting will be on May 7 at 7:30 PM via Zoom.

JGSGB members who wish to join this group may email Bookgroup@jgsgb.org to be added to the mailing list.

Many JGSGB members have expressed an interest in seeing what the Book Group has been reading. Here is a list of the books we have read to date.

Once We Were Slaves​ by Laura Liebman.
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street​
by Sarah Jane Gilman
Family Papers-A Sephardic Journey through the 20th Century by Sarah Abrevaya Stein.​
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
Where She Came From by Helen Epstein
The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters by Julie Klam.
The Song of the Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning
World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe
The Sterling Affair by Nathan Dylan Goodwin
The Promised Land by Mary Antin
Paper Love by Sarah Wildman
When We Were Arabs by Mahmoud Hayoun
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
The Lost by Daniel Mendelsohn
A Bintel Brief: 60 Years of Letters from the Lower East Side to the Jewish Forward edited by Isaac Metzker

Debbie Lerner
Book Group Leader

For information about the next Book Group Meeting click here.

The Book Group is open to all JGSGB members. To get more information and/or to be added to the mailing list, contact Bookgroup@jgsgb.org