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JBC: A New Home for Your Book Club

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 | Permalink

Posted by Miri Pomerantz Dauber

You already know that JBC's website is a great place to find book reviews, blog posts from authors, reading lists, and news from around the Jewish book world, but did you know that JBC now has a dedicated section (and staff person!) to give book clubs that little bit extra? JBC's new book club section puts reviews, discussion questions and reading lists all in one place, offers weekly book picks chosen with book clubs in mind, and has introduced two new servicespersonalized book recommendations and the chance for book clubs to video chat with authors!

Want to have the author at your next book club meeting and find out just what they meant with that ending? Register for JBC Live Chat! Do you dread coming up with suggestions for your next book? JBC will do it for you!

This is just the beginning...still to come: more readers' guides, sample reading lists, special features from the authorsnew discussion questions, character maps, background info, reviews from other book clubs. 

Check back frequently; the pageswhich will be changing and growing every week to feature new books, new ideas, and new programsgive book clubs a one-stop-shop for selecting a book and starting a conversation.  

Is there something that would really help your book club? Let us know, we'll see if we can add it. Questions, comments, suggestions, or just want to talk book clubs? Email Miri Pomerantz Dauber at

One Book, One Community: Spertus

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Last year, Spertus planned a fantastic line-up around Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum's A Day of Small Beginnings for their One Book, One Community program, featured during Jewish Book Month. This year, Spertus's One Book, One Community program will feature National Jewish Book Award finalist Mary Glickman's One More River

Events include a kick-off screening of Shalom Ya'll on November 10th, a book discussion on November 29th, and three presentations by Mary at locations across the area. You can find information about all of the One Book, One Community events here. And, don't forget to download Spertus's reader's guide for One More River here, which includes discussion questions, an interview, Southern Jewish recipes, historical bites about Jews in the South, and more.

Browse JBC's website for more information on Mary and her books:

One More River (review, interview, book club questions)
Home in the Morning (review, book club questions)
Twitter Book Club transcript for Home in the Morning

Find out more about Mary Glickman and One More River here: