Ann and Stephen Kaufman
Jewish Book & Arts Festival

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November 1-22, 2020

48 Years of Authors, Music, Theatre & Films

In 2020 many things have changed, but the power of community has not diminished. This year, we are going virtual through our NEW J@ Home platform to celebrate our 48-year tradition of connecting community through authors, music, theatre and film! From the comfort of your own home or special experiences like drive-in movies, enjoy exciting content from our star-studded line-up,  featuring celebrity memoirs, international authors, debut novelists, children and parenting experts.  Tune in, tell a friend and connect to amazing speakers and each other. 

Our Authors in Conversation @ Home series brings literary events to you all year long.

Follow #JHouBookFest on FacebookInstagram & Twitter. Support the J by purchasing your books locally through our online bookstores at Brazos Bookstore and Blue Willow Bookshop


About the Festival

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For Publishers and Authors 

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 


Jewish Federation of Greater Houston United Way Houston Arts Alliance & City of Houston Logos Jewish Book Council Logo


Community Partners

Brith Shalom Men’s Club
CBS Women – Congregation Brith Shalom
Congregation Beth El
Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood
Congregation Beth Yeshurun
Congregation Brith Shalom
Congregation Or Ami
Congregation Shma Koleinu

Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest
Forest Acres Camp for Girls
Hebrew Speakers Professional Organization
Holocaust Museum Houston
Holocaust Museum Houston Guild
Houston Chapter of Hadassah
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism
Houston Yiddish Vinkel

Israel Bonds Houston
Jewish War Veterans – Post 574
Judy’s Mission Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Keshet Houston
Legacy Community Health
NCJW Greater Houston Section
Sisterhood Congregation Emanu El
Temple Sinai
United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston



For more information, please contact Amy Rahmani at or 713.595.8197.