Become a Book Club Insider

by | Sep 7, 2018 | What’s Happening

The Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival has fall reads for book clubs. Register a community book club and receive the following exclusive perks: discounts on group tickets, reserved seating with book club at author events, book club mention during program welcome remarks, and a special book clubs only reception with a book club author.

The first book club pick is Gone to Dust, the page-turning first murder mystery novel from Emmy award-winning TV writer and producer Matt Goldman, whose television credits include Seinfeld, Ellen, and others. Gone to Dust features a Jewish P.I., Nils Shapiro, who navigates the twists and turns of a murder that takes place in a quiet suburban neighborhood in the dead of winter. Goldman is one of the featured authors and will discuss Gone to Dust on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 pm at the Simon Family JCC.

The November book club pick is by New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us, Jenna Blum. Blum’s newest novel, The Lost Family, is set in 1965 Manhattan and follows Auschwitz survivor Peter Rashkin’s life after the Holocaust and how he copes with the grief of losing his family while learning to love again. The Lost Family spans three cinematic decades and is a charming, funny, elegantly bittersweet study of loss and love. Blum will discuss The Lost Family on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 pm at the Simon Family JCC.

To become a Book Club Insider, contact Arts + Ideas Manager, Callah Terkeltaub at or 757-321-2331 to register a community book club and hear more about book club picks.

*of blessed memory