Jewish Book & Arts Festival

2017 JBAF Opening Night

November 3-13, 2018

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.

Not just for book lovers, the Festival also includes films, theatre, concerts and Oliver Lapin Family Day. 

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. 


Nell Scovell

 Opening Night: Nell Scovell
Just the Funny Parts: …And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Club 


Rachel Kadish

 Community Read: Rachel Kadish
The Weight of Ink
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 Live Unorthodox Podcast
A smart, fresh, fun, weekly take on Jewish news and culture produced by Tablet Magazine and hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz


Please check back soon for complete details about this year's Festival.

Learn more about the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival. 

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