Ann and Stephen Kaufman 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 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, entertainment, history and current events to speak during this ten-day literary event.

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

Save the date of this year’s Festival: November 6-16, 2023

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Underwritten By

Underwritten by the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation

Supported by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Patron of the Arts, a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and The Maurice Amado Foundation