Get Lit: Jewish Literature @ The J
For lover's of great Jewish Literature
Upcoming Author Events
Women's Night Out: HENNA!
Thursday, December 12 | 7 PM
Location: MAC Room
Explore exotic locations and marvelous people. Hear from the bestselling author of Henna House, Nomi Eve about this story of the little-known world of Yemen’s Jewish community from the 1920s to its wholesale exodus to Israel in 1949 – 50. This coming of age story is woven with ritual and intrigue.
Stay afterward for:
- Enjoy North African tea + sweets
- A professional Henna demonstration - one lucky winner will be the canvas!
“This was a book I had to read twice: the first time to rush through quickly to find out what will ultimately happen to the characters, and the second time to slowly savor the descriptions of these marvelous, exotic people and locales. Nomi Eve captivated me.” -Author Maggie Anton
Great Jewish Literature Reading Club
Now in its 14th season!
Enjoy short stories, poems, and essays?
Join us for monthly explorations of literature by Jewish authors. Instructors are Diane Botwin and Audrey Asher, who have taught this series for 14 years. Monthly sessions are open to the public at no charge, and there is no registration required. Stop by the office for your copy of the selection or contact Lauren Levin at 913.327.8007 with any questions you may have.
Date: Third Sunday of each month -see below for exact dates*
Time: 10am - noon
Location: Club Room 3, upper level
Fee: Free; no registration required
2019-20 Great Books Reading Schedule
Short Stories: Loneliness by Shulamith Hareven and The Passing of Ruth Klein by Jay Jacoby
Short Story: On the Air by Philip Roth
Poetry: A Very Cheerful Girl and Go Go Wherever You Go, But Go by Hedva Harechavi
Short Stories: Mute Princess, Princess on the Glass Mountain, and The Wonderful Healing Leaves (Jewish Fairy Tales retold by Howard Schwartz)
Short Stories: What is Chanukah? by Mendele Seforim and A Christmas Conversation with a Jewish Boy by Kim Chernin
Short Stories: Dandelion and Ladies' Lunch by Lore Segal as well as Sarah by Allegra Goodman
Short Stories: I Killed Phil Shapiro by Ethan Coen and Among the Witnesses by Stanley Elkin
Short Stories: Apples from Shlitzbutter's Garden by Dina Rubina and Tell Me a Riddle by Tillie Olsen
Short Story: All Rivers by Amos Oz
Poetry: Jews in the Land of Israel by Yehuda Amichai
Short Stories: The Lost World (Part II of A Model World) by Michael Chabon
Short Stories: Below Sea Level by Ayelet Tsabari and The Argument by Rachel Kadish
* We are meeting on the 14th because the third Sunday is Father's Day.
Tuesdays With Torah
Contact Jill Maidhof, 913.327.8077 or JillM@TheJKC.org for summer meeting times and locations
This group is for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge and observance who are seeking informal but highly stimulating discussion. Together, we select and discuss contemporary books that guide us toward a more meaningful life. Free, walk-ins welcome.