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 directly from the J or through our online bookstores at Brazos Bookstore and Blue Willow Bookshop

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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 


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


Community Partners

ADL Southwest 
AIPAC - American Israel Public Affairs Committee 
Brith Shalom Men’s Club
Camp for All

Camp Lantern Creek
Camp Sabra
Camp Scatico
Camp Young Judaea-Texas
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
Echo Hill Ranch Gold Star Camp
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 Family Service 
Jewish Feminist Reading Group 

Jewish War Veterans – Post 574
Judy’s Mission Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Keshet Houston
Legacy Community Health
NCJW Greater Houston Section
Sisterhood Congregation Emanu El
National Council of Jewish Women Greater Houston Section 
The Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University 
Seven Acres Jewish Senior Center & Medallion Assisted Living 
Temple Sinai
United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston
URJ 6 Point Sports Academy
URJ Greene Family Camp
URJ Jacobs Camp
Women's Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston


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