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About the Annual Jewish Book & Arts Festival

Inspiring and entertaining, the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival annually delivers a variety of opportunities for the community to learn and experience Jewish literary, culture and performing arts.

The Festival is one of the city's leading cultural and literary events, attracting a large and varied audience of over 10,000 people of all ages and is recognized as one of the largest Jewish Book & Arts Festivals in the nation.  

This highly popular community-wide event brings together prominent and emerging writers in literature, the arts, philosophy, theology, history and current events to speak during this two-week literary event. Each year, over 40 programs are selected from the following areas: 

Biographies
Business
Children's Interest   
Celebrities
Culinary Arts
Emerging Authors
History
Holocaust
Israel
Literature
Music
Parenting
Photography   
Poetry
Politics
Pop Culture
Sephardic Heritage
Spirituality
Sports
Teens
Text
Yiddish Culture
Young Adult
Films


Not just for book lovers, Book Festival also includes films, concerts and Oliver Lapin Family Day featuring authors, interactive performances and activities for children ages 2-11.

Admission is charged for most events. Season passes and tickets are available at the J or online during the months of October and November. You can also join us for our entire Arts & Culture Season and become a Patron of the Arts.

Information for Publishers and Authors 

Corporate Sponsorships Available  

 

For more information, contact Marilyn Hassid at 713.595.8162 or mhassid@erjcchouston.org.

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