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Jewish Book Series

Adult Programs

The Jewish Book Series brings peo­ple togeth­er for mean­ing­ful dis­cus­sions about Jew­ish life, iden­ti­ty, and cul­ture through a lit­er­ary lens. 

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Selections for the series are made locally in Cincinnati from the collection of the Jewish Book Council, the longest-run­ning orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed exclu­sive­ly to the sup­port and cel­e­bra­tion of Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture. Jew­ish learn­ing embod­ied in the print­ed word has played a cru­cial role in the devel­op­ment and strength­en­ing of Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ties through­out the world. 

Participants are encouraged to read the chosen selection, independently or with your established book club, then attend a live virtual discussion. Hear writers’ personal stories and their literary perspectives. Authors will discuss their inspirations, processes, and books.

Haven’t read the book? We invite you to join in the discussion anyway! 

The Jewish Book Series presents books that broaden and challenge perspectives, entertain, and appeal to a wide audience base. The views and opinions expressed in the books and events in the Series are those of the speakers. They do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Mayerson JCC, staff, board, sponsors, facilitators, or volunteers. 

Need a Book?

We encourage you to purchase your copy of the book through our online Bookshop. It’s a convenient way to order your book online and support local bookstores at the same time.

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Jewish Book Series: Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories by Michael Posner

Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories chronicles the full breadth of his extraordinary life. Cohen’s story is told through the voices of those who knew him best—family and friends, colleagues and contemporaries, business partners and lovers. Bestselling author Michael Posner draws on hundreds of interviews to reveal the unique, complex, and compelling figure of the man The New York Times called “a secular saint.” This is a book like no other, about a man like no other. Michael Posner will join us virtually to speak about his novel.
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Meet the Team

The Jewish Book Series discussions are facilitated by the Mayerson JCC and include special guests including authors and content experts. 

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