The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is starting a Young Adult Book Club.
We invite you to join other folks in their 20s and 30s in reading our first novel, The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman.
The book encompasses many stories, intertwining the rise of a woman ice cream mogul with an immigrant’s story, the twentieth century American Jewish desire to assimilate, women’s rights issues, poverty, world wars, McCarthyism, the youth movement of the '60s, Reagan’s trickle-down economics, and the overreach of government.
The group will engage in stimulating weekly Zoom discussions each Thursday at 5 pm through the end of June. The first meeting will be May 7.
Ready to join the fun? Register at: