December 2, 2023
December 2, 2023

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Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ Hosts Book Club

JFS and Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of JFS, will host the next book club discussion virtually on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. Many popular books raise issues connected to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating abuse and stalking. The goal is to engage community members in the work that JFS and Rachel Coalition do, while providing education on domestic violence and other related topics.

Book selection: “Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel” by Bonnie Garmus, listed as best book of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Oprah Daily, Entertainment Weekly and Newsweek.

February’s Book Club will be facilitated by Laura Zinn Fromm, who is a journalist, editor, writing coach and the author of “Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping,” published by Greenpoint Press. She holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. She teaches fiction and creative nonfiction workshops; edits books, essays and short stories; and runs writing retreats through her company, Sweet Lab Writing Workshops. She has taught at Columbia, Montclair State, the New York Public Library and through Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. A former reporter and editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, she is a winner of the Clarion Award and the Newspaper Guild’s Page One Award for Labor Reporting. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek and elsewhere. She has appeared on CBS, CNBC and various cable channels, and lives in New York City with her husband.

For more information and to register, visit

For questions regarding the book club, please contact Kimberly Clerie at [email protected] or (973) 637-1724.

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