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Book Festival

Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

November 3 - 18

Every year, the Mandel JCC, with the help of our generous sponsors and partners, hosts a ten day festival celebrating authors, books, and ideas. Topics relate to Jewish life, Zionism, history, business, religion and more. Author visits are accompanied by lectures, Q&A sessions, and book signings.


Ronald Balson
The Girl From Berlin
Sun, Nov 3 • 7:30 PM

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Stephen Koch
Hitler's Pawn: The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust
Mon, Nov 4 • 11 AM 

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Margalit Fox
Conan Doyle for Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer
Tues, Nov 5 • 12 PM

Cleveland Public Library - Rice Branch
Myla Goldberg
Feast Your Eyes
Tues, Nov 5 • 7:30 PM
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Judith Viorst
Nearing Ninety: and Other Comedies Of Late Life
Wed, Nov 6 • 11 AM

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Yousef Bashir
The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine
Wed, Nov 6 • 7:30 PM
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Bob Mankoff
Have I Got a Cartoon for You! The Moment Magazine Book of Jewish Cartoons
Thurs, Nov 7 • 7:30 PM

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Angela Himsel
A River Could Be A Tree

Sun, Nov 10 • 7:30 PM
Suburban Temple

Pamela Nadell
America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Tues, Nov 12 •  7:30 PM

The Temple - Tifereth Israel
YidLife Crisis: YidLive!
Wed, Nov 13 •  7:30 PM

Carla Naumburg
How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids: A Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent
Date Postponed 
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Kid's Day
Character Breakfast with Cookie Mouse

Sun, Nov 17• 9:30 AM - 11 AM
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Kirsten Fermaglich
A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America
Sun, Nov 17
Local Author Panel
Sun, Nov 17 • 4 - 5:30 PM
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Sasha Sagan
For Small Creatures Such As We: Finding Wonder and Meaning in Our Unlikely World
Mon, Nov 18 • 7:30 PM

South Euclid - Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library
Alana Newhouse
The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List
Wednesday, Dec 4 • 7:30 PM
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Volunteer Submission Form Local Author Submission Form