Even as we all work in separate homes, towns, and countries, we know we are not alone. We are part of a larger community of writers and readers, striving to initiate and contribute to conversations about Jewish literature around the globe. To this end, we are sharing a list of authors and virtual experiences that will be continuously updated so that we can support authors, their books, and bookstores during these uncertain times (and always feel free to join us in our JBC Book Club Facebook group). We hope you’re staying safe and healthy.
We will be updating the page with the most recent offers on top; the date we note is the day the offer was published online. And if you have any tips or offers please email them to email@example.com.
Also, if you’re interested in chatting with authors, check out JBC’s Live Chat opportunities and we’ll help you and your book club have an amazing conversation.
*Join us for Virtual Unpacking the Book on 3/26 at 7PM ET, featuring Rebecca Dinerstein Knight and Josh Gondelman in conversation with Stephanie Butnick. Details here.*
March 27 - Erika Dreifus, author of Brithright, will be participating in an online reading series on Hidden Timber Books on Sunday April 5th. Register here and see the full list of authors participating.
March 24 - Beth El Synagogue and the Levin JCC, in partnership with the Jewish Book Council, invite you to the Jewish Authors Book Festival from March 22nd through the 29th. And don’t worry if you miss the event, the recordings are all available. Click here to participate in this unique and exciting experience.
March 24 - The JCC Indianapolis and JCCindy Arts are hosting Tuesday Lunch Breaks, beginning on April 14th at 12pm with author Joy Ladin. Follow them on Facebook for more information on this upcoming virtual series.
March 24 - The JCC Indianapolis and JCCindy Arts is hosting a Virtual Visit with Sarah Menkedick, author of Ordinary Insanity, on April 12th at 2pm. Register here.
March 24 - The JCC Indianapolis and JCCindy Arts is hosting a Virtual Visit with Madeline Levine, author of Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World, on March 29th at 2pm. Register here.
March 23 - Colum McCann is hosting an online book group for his latest novel Apeirogon on this Wednesday at 12pm, more information here.
March 23 - Brian Feinblum offers marketing tips and insights for authors launching a book during this time, check out his blog here.
March 20 - Erica S. Perl, NJBA winner for All Three Stooges, is hosting a weekly read-aloud, writing prompt, and community engagement session on Tuesday’s at 2pm EST on Instagram at @ericaperl.
March 18 - Jewish Agency’s Partnership2Gether (P2G) Western Galilee is hosting a virtual book club on May 3rd, beginning with discussion in a WhatsApp group. For more information email Avital Ben Dror at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 17 - Sharon Hart-Green will lead an online discussion session, or book club talk on the topic of Jewish fiction, or on her own novel, Come Back for Me. She has taught Hebrew and Yiddish literature at the University of Toronto for many years. Email her here: email@example.com