Mandel JCC’s Cleveland Jewish Book Festival is one of the premier Jewish book festivals in the country. Each year our committee identifies books written by nationally and internationally acclaimed authors that appeal to a wide variety of reading enthusiasts. Read the book and attend in-person programs with the authors who share the stories behind their books.

2023-2024 Book Festival

In its 24th year, opening night kicks off a robust calendar of 20 events from November 2023 through May 2024. From humor to fiction and non-fiction the stories range from baseball, business best-sellers, Israel and history.

Most events are free and open to the public. All in-person and virtual author presentations are accompanied by lively Q&A sessions. Books will be available for purchase at our partner Mac’s Backs-Books of Coventry in Cleveland Heights.

Cleveland Jewish Book Festival Co-Chairs

Lisa Cynamon Mayers, Jill Pupa and Ethan Weiss

Explore books presented at past Cleveland Jewish Book Festivals


Cleveland Jewish Book Festival Leadership

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