4_3 Jewish Book Council

Jewish Book Council Series


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 Temple Sinai originated the series of Jewish Book Council (JBC) events on the Peninsula beginning in 2014-15.  Each year, Temple Sinai has selected the most interesting new books from a selection provided by the JBC, who sponsors and coordinates travel and schedule for their authors, to visit us, make presentations, and sign their books.   

This year, we are partnering with the UJCVP and will hold two events at Temple Sinai and two at the JCC.  These will appeal to a variety of readers.  We have chosen some exciting books and our schedule is as follows:  (JCC info on books here--click "back" to return to this page)


Sunday, September 11, 2016, 7 pm at the JCC
Robert Gillette:  Escape to Virginia
True stories of two Jewish families in Hitler's Germany and the charismatic professor who comes to their aid.
Young adult and older.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7pm at Temple Sinai
Paul Goldberg:  The Yid
Historical novel, darkly comedic, taking place in February-March 1953 against background of Stalin's plans to purge Jews from Russia.  A motley band of conspirators plots to bring Stalin down. Flyer here.

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2 pm at Temple Sinai
Howard Blum  The Last Goodnight
Biography of debutante Betty Pack, who became an Allied spy during World War II

Tuesday, March 5, 2017, 7 pm at the JCC
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong:   Seinfeldia
Celebrates the creators and fans of the show Seinfeld, bringing readers behind the scenes