About the Book Club

Join a community of readers and enjoy the best of modern Jewish literature.

As a member of the Great Jewish Books Book Club, you'll receive four English-language books over the course of a year, each thoughtfully selected by Yiddish Book Center staff from the vast treasure trove of modern Jewish literature. 

Through reading guides, online discussions with Center staff and fellow Book Club members, and other resources, you'll explore this diverse selection of titles, which may include novels, memoirs, essays, short stories, and poetry. 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 selected by Yiddish Book Center staff at a significant discount ($78 for all four books, including shipping within the USA)
  • receive regular emails with book reviews, essays, author profiles, and audio and video recordings to enrich your reading experience and connect you to other Book Club members
  • be invited to join a private, members-only Facebook group, where you will take part in in-depth, real-time discussions of the readings with other Book Club members and Center staff, as well as participate in occasional online video conferences

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 will need to create one (for free) to participate in the online discussions.

The registration deadline is extended through Thursday, December 20!