Third Fridays Book Club: Exploring Israel History Through Literature

February 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Edlavitch DCJCC, Salzberg Family Library
1529 16th Street
NW, Washington
DC 20036
$18-$22 includes lunch

They say if you want to understand Israel, read its literature. Gather with us on the third Friday of every month in the EDCJCC’s Salzberg Family Library to enjoy lunch and join in discussion, led by EDCJCC CEO Carole Zawatsky, about the complex and vibrant history of modern day Israel through the eyes of its contemporary authors. Together, through literature, we’ll strengthen our connection to Israel and celebrate a shared passion for the written word.


1 class: $18 for EDCJCC members, $22 for non-members

Price includes a vegetarian lunch. Participants are asked to purchase their own books. Join us for one, two, or the entire series!

Class dates 

Friday, February 21

Between Friends by Amos Oz, a “gorgeous, rueful collection of eight linked stories capturing the collective dreams of Israel in the 1950s” – Chicago Tribune

Friday, March 20

The Best Place On Earth by Ayelet Tsabari, a collection of stories focused on Israelis searching for their place in our present world and dealing with the challenges of balancing old tradition with modern times.