Jewish Community of Southern New Jersey


1st Annual Community Book Club & Follow-up Action Sessions 

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.

 Upcoming Discussion Dates


January 24th - Congregation Sons of Israel Members Only - Click here to register


January 25th - Adath Emanu-El Members Only


January 27th - 12pm Noon - Open to Community 


February 11th - 7:00pm - Open to Community 


February 13th- Young Israel of Cherry Hill Members Only - Click here to register


February 16th- Chabad of Medford Members Only - Click here to register


February 17th- Congregation Beth El Members Only - Click here to register


February 23rd - Temple Emanuel Members Only


Febraury 24th - Adath Emanu-El Hebrew School Students Only 


March 10th - Congregation Beth Tikvah Members Only


July 19th - Congregation M'kor Shalom Members Only - Click Here to Register


If you would like to partcicipate in a specific synagogue session, please reach out to the Rabbi or synagogue directly. 


Join the JCRC for our 52nd Annual Middle East Institute on Sunday, March 14th as Bari Weiss will be our Featured Speaker. 


More information and registration here


Join today!

Includes ongoing discussion sessions.

How to Fight Anti-Semitism

by 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 resigned in July 2020 as 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.


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