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Even as we all work in sep­a­rate homes, towns, and coun­tries, we know we are not alone. We are part of a larg­er com­mu­ni­ty of writ­ers and read­ers, striv­ing to ini­ti­ate and con­tribute to con­ver­sa­tions about Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture around the globe. To this end, we are shar­ing a list of authors and vir­tu­al expe­ri­ences that will be con­tin­u­ous­ly updat­ed so that we can sup­port authors, their books, and book­stores dur­ing these uncer­tain times (and always feel free to join us in our JBC Book Club Face­book group). We hope you’re stay­ing safe and healthy.

We will be updat­ing the page with the most recent offers on top; the date we note is the day the offer was pub­lished online. And if you have any tips or offers please email them to info@​jewishbooks.​org. 

Also, if you’re inter­est­ed in chat­ting with authors, check out JBC’s Live Chat oppor­tu­ni­ties and we’ll help you and your book club have an amaz­ing conversation. 

*Join us for Vir­tu­al Unpack­ing the Book on 4/30 at 7PM EST, fea­tur­ing Esther Safran Foer and Kei­th Gessen in con­ver­sa­tion with Stephanie But­nick. Details here.*

May 12 — Come to Julia Das­bach’s vir­tu­al book launch of Don’t Touch the Bones on May 13th, 8:30pm ET. Reg­is­ter here

May 11 — Join a con­ver­sa­tion with Susan Solomont host­ed by Hadas­sah-Bran­deis Insti­tute on May 13th at 2pm. Reg­is­ter here

May 11 — Tune in to hear author Talia Carn­er chat about her book Jerusalem Maid­en on June 9th at 9am. You can find more forth­com­ing infor­ma­tion about the event here

May 11 — Have Book Club with author Talia Carn­er and chat about her new book and NJBA final­ist, The Third Daugh­ter. Email Talia Carn­er direct­ly either attend one of these dates or find a bet­ter time, AuthorTalia@​aol.​com. The date options are May 28 at 8pm or June 17 at 8pm. 

May 11 — Attend a lec­ture by author Talia Carn­er on under­stand­ing sex traf­fick­ing, the issue cen­tral to her book, The Third Daugh­ter. Reg­is­ter here to join the webi­nar on May 20th at 8pm.

May 11 — Have cof­fee with author Talia Carn­er and chat about her new book and a NJBA final­ist, The Third Daugh­ter. Reg­is­ter here to join the webi­nar on Sun­day, May 17th at 8pm!

May 7 — Join a con­ver­sa­tion with author Lori Got­tlieb on May 31st at 2pm spon­sored by the Cen­ter for Jew­ish Edu­ca­tion, a depart­ment of the Jew­ish Fed­er­a­tion of Greater Char­lotte. Reg­is­ter here.

May 7 — Join a con­ver­sa­tion with author Ayelet Gun­dar-Goshen on May 10 at 2pm spon­sored by the Cen­ter for Jew­ish Edu­ca­tion, a depart­ment of the Jew­ish Fed­er­a­tion of Greater Char­lotte. Reg­is­ter here.

May 5 — As part of the San­ta Fe Dis­tin­guished Lec­ture series and the San­ta Fe Jew­ish Film Fes­ti­val, tune in for a Webi­nar on Jew­ish Humor with Avi­noam Patt, begin­ning on Tues­day May 19th at 1pm MT. Find more infor­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion here

May 4 — The Jerusalem Writ­ers Fes­ti­val will be all dig­i­tal this year, find out more about these free ses­sions here, which include events with NJBA win­ner Etgar Keret.

April 30 — Check out an audio­vi­su­al pre­sen­ta­tion of a lec­ture by Miri­am Hoff­man, per­formed by Avi Hoff­man from the Yid­dishkayt Ini­tia­tive on God and the Holo­caust. You can watch it here

April 30 — Join author Ellen Kor­man Mains on the 100-year anniver­sary of the birth of her moth­er for a dis­cus­sion on Time, Mem­o­ry, and the Present Moment: An Inter­na­tion­al Zoom Gath­er­ing.” This will take place on Sun­day May 3, at 1pm ET. Reg­is­ter by email­ing ellen@​ellenkormannains.​com. 

April 28 — NJBA win­ner Etgar Keret will have his film, Etgar Keret: Based on a True Sto­ry, avail­able for stream­ing for twen­ty-four hours as of this Wednes­day the 29th at 7pm until Thurs­day the 30th at 7pm, when there will be a live Q + A with Etgar Keret. Get your tick­et’s here!

April 27 — Watch author Alan Scott Haft give a book talk about Har­ry Haft: Sur­vivor of Auschwitz, Chal­lenger of Rocky Mar­ciano

April 27 — Attend a lec­ture by author Talia Carn­er on under­stand­ing sex traf­fick­ing, the issue cen­tral to her book, The Third Daugh­ter. Reg­is­ter here to join the webi­nar on May 7th at 2pm.

April 27 — Have cof­fee with author Talia Carn­er and chat about her new book and a NJBA final­ist, The Third Daugh­ter. Regsiter here to join the webi­nar on April 30th at 2pm!

April 23 — Author of The Float­ing Feld­mansElyssa Fried­man, will be dis­cussing her book at the JCC in Read­ing on May 4 at 7PM. Reg­is­ter here for the Zoom event. 

April 17 — Check out these upcom­ing con­ver­sa­tions with authors Goldie Gold­bloom, Rachel Baren­baum, and Jen­nifer Cody Epstein host­ed by Hadas­sah-Bran­deis Insti­tute. Reg­is­ter here

April 14 - Come bake chal­lah with NJBA final­ist and author of Braid­edBeth Rica­nati, in con­ver­sa­tion with Aliza Kline, founder of OneTable, and Sherre Hirsch on Fri­day April 17th. Sign up here

April 13 — Attend a lec­ture by author Talia Carn­er on under­stand­ing sex traf­fick­ing, the issue cen­tral to her book, The Third Daugh­ter. Zoom here on April 20th at 3pm to join the webinar.

April 13 — Have break­fast with author Talia Carn­er and chat about her new book and a NJBA final­ist, The Third Daugh­ter. Zoom here on April 17th at 9am!

April 6 — Jew­ish Wom­en’s Archive has sev­er­al new list­ings for their Quar­an­tine Book Club, find out more and reg­is­ter here; guests include Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards final­ists Ali­cia Jo Rabins and Rab­bi Lau­ra Geller, along with Sarah Hur­witz, Abby Cha­va Stein, and Anna Solomon

April 3 — Have break­fast with author Talia Carn­er and chat about her new book and a NJBA final­ist, The Third Daugh­ter. Zoom here on April 7th at 9am!

April 1 — A live online con­ver­sa­tion with Josh Frank, author of Giraffes on Horse­back Sal­ad: The Marx Broth­ers, Sal­vador Dali, and The Strangest Movie Nev­er Made on Tues­day June 2nd at 7:30pm. Reg­is­ter here

March 31 — Watch author Helen Epsteins vir­tu­al book launch for Fran­ci’s Warher moth­er’s mem­oir of sur­viv­ing the Holo­caust here

March 31 — A Mighty Blaze is a social media ini­tia­tive by authors Car­o­line Leav­itt and Jen­na Blum to sup­port authors who’s work is com­ing out now. To have your book added to their pro­mo­tion email amightyblaze@​gmail.​com. 

March 30 — Join Lim­mud North Amer­i­ca and the JBC in read­ing NJBA win­ner Michael David Lukas’s The Last Watch­man of Old Cairo for Lim­mud Book Club held on April 20, 2020. We can’t wait to see you there! Reg­is­ter here

March 27 - Eri­ka Drei­fus, author of Birthright, will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in an online read­ing series on Hid­den Tim­ber Books on Sun­day April 5th. Reg­is­ter here and see the full list of authors participating. 

March 24 - Beth El Syn­a­gogue and the Levin JCC, in part­ner­ship with the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, invite you to the Jew­ish Authors Book Fes­ti­val from March 22nd through the 29th. And don’t wor­ry if you miss the event, the record­ings are all avail­able. Click here to par­tic­i­pate in this unique and excit­ing experience. 

March 24 - The JCC Indi­anapo­lis and JCCindy Arts are host­ing Tues­day Lunch Breaks, begin­ning on April 14th at 12pm with author Joy Ladin. Fol­low them on Face­book for more infor­ma­tion on this upcom­ing vir­tu­al series. 

March 24 - The JCC Indi­anapo­lis and JCCindy Arts is host­ing a Vir­tu­al Vis­it with Sarah Menkedick, author of Ordi­nary Insan­i­ty, on April 12th at 2pm. Reg­is­ter here

March 24 - The JCC Indi­anapo­lis and JCCindy Arts is host­ing a Vir­tu­al Vis­it with Made­line Levine, author of Ready or Not: Prepar­ing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncer­tain and Rapid­ly Chang­ing World, on March 29th at 2pm. Reg­is­ter here

March 23 - Colum McCann is host­ing an online book group for his lat­est nov­el Apeirogon on this Wednes­day at 12pm, more infor­ma­tion here

March 23 - Bri­an Fein­blum offers mar­ket­ing tips and insights for authors launch­ing a book dur­ing this time, check out his blog here

March 23 - Come bake chal­lah with NJBA final­ist and author of Braid­edBeth Rica­nati, part­nered with The Blue Dove Foun­da­tion and Tra­di­tion Kitchens on Fri­day March 27th. Sign up here

March 23 - Join Zib­by Owens for a vir­tu­al book club, with the first dis­cus­sion on Bess Kalb’s Nobody Will Tell You This But Me on March 24th at 2pm. Sign up here

March 20 - Eri­ca S. Perl, NJBA win­ner for All Three Stooges, is host­ing a week­ly read-aloud, writ­ing prompt, and com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment ses­sion on Tues­day’s at 2pm EST on Insta­gram at @ericaperl.

March 20 - Maris Kreiz­man recent­ly launched a video series with Lit Hub to talk with authors about their books and pan­dem­ic liv­ing. Infor­ma­tion on the Vir­tu­al Book Chan­nel here

March 18 - Jew­ish Agen­cy’s Partnership2Gether (P2G) West­ern Galilee is host­ing a vir­tu­al book club on May 3rd, begin­ning with dis­cus­sion in a What­sApp group. For more infor­ma­tion email Avi­tal Ben Dror at avitalbe@​jafi.​org.

March 18 - Dead Dar­lings: Host­ing Vir­tu­al Book Tours for authors releas­ing books in March and April. More infor­ma­tion here

March 17 - Tik­vah is intro­duc­ing Tik­vah Live: A Spe­cial Online Lec­ture Series, with the first lec­ture host­ed by Rab­bi Meir Solove­ichik on March 19th

March 17 - Jew­ish Wom­en’s Archive: The Quar­an­tine Book Club, begin­ning on March 19th with Tova Mirvis in con­ver­sa­tion with NJBA win­ner Rachel Kadish.

March 17 - Lim­mud eFes­ti­val, part­ner­ing with the JBC, will be held on March 29th fea­tur­ing JBC authors. Reg­is­ter and find out more here

March 17 - Sharon Hart-Green will lead an online dis­cus­sion ses­sion, or book club talk on the top­ic of Jew­ish fic­tion, or on her own nov­el, Come Back for Me. She has taught Hebrew and Yid­dish lit­er­a­ture at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to for many years. Email her here: sharon.​green@​rogers.​com

March 16 - Alli­son Pitinii Davis: Free vir­tu­al poet­ry work­shops, for kids or adults. Face­book mes­sage her here

March 16 - Rachel Baren­baum: Insta­gram sup­port for authors, par­tic­u­lar­ly debut ones. Insta­gram her here

March 12 - Eri­ka Drei­fus: Arrange a vir­tu­al vis­it with this poet and author, for stu­dents or oth­ers. More infor­ma­tion here

March 10 - Rachel Kadish: Online dis­cus­sion on his­tor­i­cal fic­tion or The Weight of Ink. Face­book mes­sage her here