Jewish Book & Arts Festival

Jewish Book & Arts Festival

47 Years of Authors, Music, Theatre & Films
Nov 2-13, 2019

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 Book Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in the U.S., attracting established and emerging writers from around the world, representing a myriad of themes.

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

Please check back soon for the complete lineup! 



 Isaac Mizrahi
OPENING NIGHT - Isaac Mizrahi 
I.M.: A Memoir
Saturday, Nov 2

Julie Orringer
COMMUNITY READ - Julie Orringer: A Novel
The Flight Portfolio
Monday, Nov 4
 Gloria Steinem

An Evening with Gloria Steinem
Thursday, Nov 7 | 7:00 PM | At Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd.
Presented by Brazos Bookstore, in partnership with Congregation Emanu El & Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
Tickets sold through Brazos Bookstore or by phone 713.523.0701

 Alana Newhouse
CLOSING NIGHT - Alana Newhouse
The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List
Wednesday, Nov 13  




After the Festival

Want more author talks after the Festival is over? Be sure to check out our Afterword series with even more author visits.

About the Festival

General Information
Become a Sponsor
For Publishers and Authors 

Underwritten by the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation. The Jewish Book & Arts Festival is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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