Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival

Save the Date for the 2024 Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival! November 3-16, 2024

Inspiring and entertaining, the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival delivers a variety of opportunities for the community to learn and experience Jewish literary, culture and performing arts. The Festival is one of the city’s leading cultural and literary events, attracting a large and varied audience of all ages and is recognized as one of the largest Jewish Book & Arts Festivals in the nation.

The 52nd annual Festival will feature an outstanding line-up of authors and artists, offering fresh, interactive programming touching on a number of top-of-mind topics relevant to our daily lives.

Follow #JHouBookFest on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Support the J by purchasing your books online through or during the Festival at the Jack Lapin Bookstore.

Browse last year’s program below!
JBAF Sneak Preview
Dana Dorfman
JBAF Opening Night
Local Literati
Emerging Novelist
Kessler and Kaufman
JBAF Community Read
Richard Hurowitz
Fred Guttenberg
Teen Night
Young Adult Night
Ben Nadler
JBAF Untold Stories
Oliver Lapin Family Day
Writing Workshop
Martin Siegel
Book Banning
Dinner & Learn
Chanie Apfelbaum
Culinary Class
Book Lovers Lunch
Museum of Fine Arts
JBAF Closing Night

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