1. Skip to primary navigation
  2. Skip to content

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

Work with and hear from accomplished writers, and enjoy the company of other readers and lovers of books and literature.

Classes and Programs

Click on a title to view details.


Reader's Choice - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 10/14/2014, End Date: 05/26/2015, Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Monthly facilitated Book Group meets on Tuesday nights. Ranging from fiction, memoir, nonfiction and more, participants choose the books that they will be reading. Special Skype sessions with authors will be planned. Join anytime. Call 617-558-6480. Please come to first session having read "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year. Cost: $10 per session; $60/All sessions JCC member cost: $8 per session; $50/All sessions Facilitated by Talya Sokoll, Master Library Science, MA, English Education

Structural Steps - Building a Novel with Good Bones - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/12/2015, End Date: 04/12/2015, Time: 3:00 PM-5:30 PM

With Randy Susan Meyers A working outline for building the framework for your novel, using the "how do you eat an elephant" approach: one bite at a time. Seminar participants should bring story idea(s), index cards, pens, a computer or notebook and pencil. By the end of the class, participants will have a skeleton on which to build their novel. Call (617) 558-6480 to register for both seminars and receive $20 off.

Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, May 14 (7:30pm)

Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of 11 books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes (made into a major motion picture), and The Next Best Thing, talks about her newest book All Fall Down, her writing process and her views on the publishing industry. 

Co-sponsored with Hadassah.

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.


Spring classes for children and adults begin week of April 6. Registration is now open.  Search easy-to-use digital catalog for children's classes and register online >> Or, search classes and programs page for Adult classes. 

Leventhal-Sidman JCC