2022-23 Dates

Thursday, Sept. 15 – Via Zoom

Thursday, Oct, 13 (in the Sukkah) 

Thursday, November 17

Thursday, Dec. 15  

Thursday, Jan 19, 2023

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023

Thursday, March 23, 2023

No meeting in April 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Story for the Sept 15 Meeting

Our first session will be via zoom on Thursday September 15th at 12 Noon when we will read “A Yiddish Poet in Paris” by the newly rediscovered writer Blume Lempel. Click here to read the story.

About the Jewish Short Story Group

For more than a decade, the Jewish Short Story group has met to discuss stories of Jewish interest. Over the years, we’ve covered stories by everyone from Bernard Malamud, Amos Oz, and Edith Perlman, to newer discoveries like Etgar Keret and Rebecca Goldstein. Stories have ranged from the tragic to the comic but are all accessible and enlightening.

An atmostphere of friendly repartee is encouraged, and the discussion is freewheeling and open-ended. We encourage new and veteran readers alike to join one of the most delightful hours you can spend talking and discussing.

About the Moderator

Mashey Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in American Literature and recently retired from the Writing Program and Film and Media Studies Department at UCSB. With this group, he sees himself more as a “master of ceremonies” than lecturer.

To Participate

Short story selection for the following meeting is announced during the current meeting. See the link above to read/print the story online, or drop by the CBB front office for a photocopy.