The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, the Jewish Community Relations Council and its Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center, in partnership with area Synagogues, Jewish Day Schools and Federation Agencies, will promote the reading of a single book throughout the community. Following a pre-determined set of time to allow for distribution and reading of the book, local clergy, educators, community lay leaders and/or professional staff will facilitate a variety of discussions to discuss the themes and messages of the book and ideally strategize as to how to utilize the information/education obtained to further strengthen our Jewish/entire community.
How to Fight Anti-Semitism; Bari Weiss, Pub. Sept. 2019
The first book the community is encouraged to read is the recently released How to Fight Anti-Semitism. Author Bari Weiss is a staff writer and opinion section editor of The New York Times. Weiss previously worked as an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal. She is a native of Pittsburgh where she became a bat mitzvah at the Tree of Life Synagogue.