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Get Lit: Literature at The J


For lovers of great Jewish literature

Upcoming Get Lit Events:

Exploring Mindfulness and Jewish Spirituality.

1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays | 10-11:30 am in Club Room 3,
upper level of the Campus

In its fourth year, 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.

Great Jewish Literature

3rd Sunday of the month | 10:30 am – noon in Club Room 3, upper level of the Campus
Entering its 16th year, this highly structured group explores short stories, poems, and essays of Jewish writers from biblical days to the present.  All reading materials are available on this page.
If you have any difficulty downloading materials, please contact Lauren Levin at 913.327.8007. 

December 16

Short story by Dahlia Rosenfeld: Naftali  |  Short story by Rachel Kushner: The Leather Boys

January 20

Poetry by Dan Pagis: A Linguistic Problem

Poetry by Shin Shifra: That Made Me Woman, Sabbath Prayer, and A Woman Who Practices How to Live

Poetry by Asher Reich: The History of My Heart

Poetry by Caryn Miriam-Goldberg:  Animals in the House

February 17

Short Story by Gerda Charles: The Czecho-Slovakian Chandelier  |  Short Story by Alexander Baron: My Grandmother’s Hands

March 17

Short Story by S. Yizhar: The Prisoner


May 19

Essay by Cynthia Ozick:  Ruth

June 16

Novella by Shulamith Hareven: After Childhood Prophet (this is the third in the trilogy)

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