On Monday, March 18, the Simon Family JCC celebrated the JCC Book Club’s 10th anniversary and 100th read with book club author, Marilyn Simon Rothstein.
Rothstein visited the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus as a part of her Jewish Book Council book tour and the Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival. Rothstein is the author of Lift & Separate, as well as Husbands and Other Sharp Objects. She is the winner of the Star Award for outstanding debut novel and began her writing career at Seventeen Magazine before owning her own advertising agency for more than 25 years.
Sherry Lieberman, JCC Book Club organizer, received a round of applause and thank you gift for her tireless devotion to continuing the book club and creating an environment where members feel supported, heard, and a part of the community.
“The people in attendance were thrilled with Marilyn and her candid, humorous talk,” says Lieberman. “The book club celebration was over the top and we were so happy with the luncheon and cake. We have gained some new potential members and much more exposure.”
The JCC Book Club meets the third Monday of every month at 1:30 pm at the Sandler Family Campus. The April book is The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish.
By Callah Terkeltaub
To become involved with the book club, contact Callah Terkeltaub, Arts + Ideas manager, at CTerkeltaub@ujft.org or 757-321-2331. For more information on upcoming author events, visit JewishVA.org/bookfestival.