Jewish Book & Arts Festival

Jewish Book & Arts Festival

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. 


 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

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


Please check back this fall for the complete lineup!


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 

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.