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Book Festival

Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

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.

Book Festival: The Next Chapter

Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook
Cookbook Author Appearance & Book Signing. Following their wildly successful cookbook Zahav, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook embrace the informal, varied, boisterous, and simple food of a nation in Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet these James Beard Award winners in person!

Who: Open to all
When: Thursday, December 13 • 7pm 
Where: Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium 
Fee:$20 Mandel JCC Members • $25 Community • $36 for ticket & book bundle

Special VIP Reception 
Includes author meet-and-greet, hors d'oeuvres, autographed book, reserved seating and admission to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Israel: Then & Now Exhibit.  This event is co-sponsored by Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

When: Thursday, December 13 • 5:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $200 per person • Limited Availability 


Professor Debby Rosenthal
A Look at The Sun Also Rises
Sunday, February 3 • 12:30 PM
Mandel JCC

Father Patrick Desbois
In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind The Holocaust By Bullets
Monday, February 4 • 7 PM

Jenna Blum
The Lost Family
Thursday, February 7 • 7 PM
Suburban Temple - Kol Ami



Book Folding
Sunday, February 3 • 10 AM

Darby Steiger will be leading a class on Book Folding, a fun way to fold the pages of a book into a unique three dimensional design. Those attending will be able to complete a project to take home.

Please bring a hard cover 200+ page book for which you don't mind folding the pages; $5.00 class fee covers additional supplies


Volunteer Submission Form Local Author Submission Form

Questions? Contact Leah: (216) 593-6216 • lavner@mandeljcc.org