Favorite Reads for Jewish Book Month

By Rachel Kahn (Seward Park), Sherri Machlin (SNFL), and Avigail Sharon (West Farms)
November 17, 2022
West Farms Library

In the 1920s Fanny Goldstein, a librarian from the Boston Public Library, created Jewish Book Week to celebrate Jewish authors and stories. In the 1940s, the celebration was extended to a month-long event taking place in the weeks leading up to Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, miracles, and identity. 

Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.