Senior Book Club at the JCC welcomes Beth Sholom Village, celebrates four years

by | Aug 31, 2012 | What’s Happening

Monday, Sept. 24

When some Beth Sholom Terrace residents inquired about a book club this spring, Allison Whiteman, Beth Sholom Village activities director, reached out to the Simon Family JCC’s Senior Book Club and brought members to its June meeting.

The monthly meetings now include both Beth Sholom Terrace and JCC members.

In July, about 20 JCC seniors traveled to the Terrace for a meeting with eight Terrace residents. The JCC book club provides the same sort of food eaten by the characters in the novels the club reads. At this meeting, the members were treated to noodle kugel prepared by the chefs at Beth Sholom. “We are still talking about how wonderful the kugel was,” says Sherry Lieberman, senior adult program coordinator.

Last month, the group discussed their recent selection, The Good American, by Alex George.

The JCC Senior Book Club has met to discuss 55 books since its inception. This group of avid readers will celebrate its fourth anniversary Monday, Sept. 24, as members gather to discuss Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter, complete with a Chinese luncheon catered by the Cardo Café.

The book club meets the third Monday of each month. Members encourage new readers of all ages to attend. For a complete list of upcoming books and for more information, call Sherry Lieberman at 321-2309 or email

by Leslie Shroyer