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Summer Book Club Series 2020

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Discover powerful works of Holocaust literature with the JFCS Holocaust Center community.

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Join us for one session or for the whole series of interactive virtual discussions on the themes and history behind key pieces of Holocaust literature.

Our Book Club is open to all (ages 13 and up) who wish to reread classics or explore new titles. We encourage families, educators and their students, and those who love to read to participate!

Zoom links and login information will be sent out via email from Eventbrite the morning of each session.


Thursday June 11 | 12 pm PDT

Rywka's Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto by Rywka Lipszyc and Anita Friedman

Buy Rywka's Diary Now!

Presented by the JFCS Institute for Polish Jewish Studies in partnership with The Contemporary Jewish Museum and Taube Center for Jewish Life and Culture

Thursday June 18 | 12 pm PDT

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

In partnership with the Anne Frank Huis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Thursday July 16 | 3 pm PDT

Night by Elie Wiesel

In partnership with Facing History and Ourselves


Thursday August 20 | 12pm PDT

The Book Thief by Markus Zusa

Attention educators! To inquire about financial assistance in obtaining any of these titles for your students, please email Leslie White, Director of Education, at

For more information and for a list of our upcoming virtual programs and services, please visit our website at and follow us on Facebook and Instagram

This is a program of the JFCS Preisler Shorenstein Institute for Holocaust Education. The JFCS Holocaust Center is funded through the generous support of individuals, foundation grants, and program fees. See our funders.

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