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Book Festival

Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

Every year, the Mandel JCC, with the help of generous sponsors and partners, celebrates authors, books, and ideas. Topics relate to Jewish life, history, business, religion and more. Author presentations are accompanied by lively Q&A sessions with audience members. Book Sales provided by our partner Mac’s Backs. Support the Book festival and a local business, buy your signed copies today!
Book Fest Co-Chairs: Shelly Lewis, Lisa Mayers, Beth Rosenthal

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The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between
Sun, November 8 • 7:30 PM

The Yellow Bird Sings
Jennifer Rosner
Mon, November 9 • 7 PM

A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son
Michael Ian Black
Thurs, November 12 • 7:30 PM

When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids
Dr. Abigail Gewirtz
Sun, November 15 • 10 AM

Citizen 865:The Hunt for Hitler's Hidden Soldiers in America
Debbie Cenziper
Mon, November 16 • 11 AM

Getting Good at Getting Older
Rabbi Laura Geller
Wed, November 18 • 1 PM

Lotsa Latkes! Facebook Live Cook-A-Long
With Nancy Zimmerman
Tues, November 17 • 7 PM

Eat Something: A Wise Sons Cookbook for Jews Who Like Food and Food Lovers Who Like Jews
Rachel Levin
Sun, December 6 • 11 AM


What We Will Become: A Mother, A Son, and A Journey of Transformation
Mimi Lemay
Tues, January 26 • 7:30 PM
Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving Resort
Raffi Berg
Mon, February 1 • 1 PM
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me
Bess Kalb

Thurs , February 4 • 7:30 PM

Local Author Day
Sun, February 7 • 11 AM

Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art
Dr. Lanitra Berger
Tues, February 9 • 12 PM
Peas Love & Carrots: The Cookbook
Danielle Renov
Sun, February 21 • 11 AM

The Fabergé Secret
Charles Belfoure
Mon, February 22 • 7:30 PM



The Last Kings of Shanghai
Jonathan Kaufman
Tues, March 2 • 7:30 PM

The Last Interview: A Novel
Eshkol Nevo
Sun, March 7 • 3 PM

The Instant Pot Kosher Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Nourish Body and Soul
Paula Shoyer
Sun, March 7 • 7:30 PM
My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir
Thurs, March 18 • 7:30 PM
The A-Z of Intermarriage
Rabbi Denise Handlarski
Tues, April 30 • 7:30 PM



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