About the Book Club

Join a community of readers and enjoy the best of modern Yiddish literature in English translation.

Great Jewish Books Book Club members receive four English-language books over the course of the year. Selections may include novels, memoirs, short stories, and poetry, each thoughtfully chosen by Yiddish Book Center staff from the vast treature trove of modern Jewish literature. These works, produced throughout the great upheavals of modernity, speak to our contemporary conflicts and challenges, and to the beauty and sweetness of our traditions.

When you join the Book Club, you will:

  • Receive four English-language books at a significant discount: $78 for all four, including shipping within the USA. (International members are welcome; additional shipping charges will apply.)
  • Enjoy access to reading resources: essays, reviews, author profiles, audio and video recordings, and more.
  • Join members-only online video conferences. 
  • Participate in a private, members-only Facebook group and join in-depth discussions of the readings with other members and Yiddish Book Center staff. 

Book Club gift memberships are available! Learn more about the Book Club in our FAQs and listen to Josh Lambert, the Center's academic director, talk about the Club on our podcast, The Shmooze.

Please note: If you do not have a Facebook account, you can create one (for free!) to participate in the online discussions. 

The registration deadline is Friday, December 20!