inTown: New Book Club, Historic Venue
This summer, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington will start its first-ever book club. Lisa Hershey, Education Specialist for the JHSGW, explains that the Society is “always looking for new ways to explore American Jewish history.
We thought a book club with special guests to lead the discussion could be a fun and engaging way to talk about history and identity. The discussion will take place in our unique historic synagogue—the oldest in Washington and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”
The first meetings on the calendar are:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Nemesis by Philip Roth
Discussion leader: Robin B. Jacobson, Director of Library Services, Adas Israel Congregation
RSVP online or call (202) 789-0900. Drinks and snacks provided.
Thursday, August 23, 2012, Noon
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Discussion leader: Dr. Peggy Pearlstein, Hebraic Section Head, Library of Congress
RSVP online or call (202) 789-0900. Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert provided.
Location: Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
701 Third Street, NW, Washington, D.C. - Directions
RSVP requested. Minimum suggested donation $5. www.jhsgw.org/programs
Take a virtual tour of the historic 1876 Adas Israel Synagogue: