United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s
Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival 2021-2022

 

 All events, unless otherwise noted, are FREE and open to the community with RSVP required. 

For more information about the festival, to sponsor, or to volunteer, contact Jill Grossman at 757-965-6137 or JGrossman@ujft.org.

Upcoming Events

X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II with author Leah Garrett

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Pre-registration required. 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm: The Adrenaline-Fueled Adventures of an Accidental Scientist with author Dr. Robert Lefkowitz

Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Pre-registration required. 

The Memory Monster with author Yishai Sarid

Monday, November 8, 2021 | 12:00 pm
Pre-registration required. 

Parenting with Sanity & Joy with author Susan Groner

Sunday, November 14, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Pre-registration required. 

Last Summer at the Golden Hotel with author Elyssa Friedland

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 12:00 pm

Pre-registration required. 

My Wild Garden: Notes from a Writer's Eden with author Meir Shalev

Sunday, November 21, 2021 | 2:00 pm

Pre-registration required. 

In partnership with the Chrysler Museum of Art's Book Club

I Had a Brother Once: A Poem, A Memoir

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Pre-registration required. 

The Great Age Reboot: Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow with author Dr. Michael Roizen

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 12:00 pm
Pre-registration required. 

 

Your Story, Well Told: Creative Strategies to Develop and Perform Stories that Wow an Audience with author Corey Rosen

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Pre-registration required. 

In partnership with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

How Magicians Think and Why Magic Matters with author Joshua Jay

Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Pre-registration required. 

UNORTHODOX: LIVE IN TIDEWATER with podcast hosts and authors Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, and Mark Oppenheimer

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Pre-registration required. 

$18 or $30 with a signed copy of Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything in Between. Special bundle of admission and signed book ends March 23. Limited seating. Advance tickets strongly suggested. 

 

A Wonderful Guy with author Eddie Shapiro

Thursday, June 30, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Pre-registration required. 

Previous Events

  • October 13, 2021

  • October 17, 2021

  • October 25, 2021

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival is held in coordination with the Jewish Book Council, the only organization in the organized American Jewish community whose sole purpose is the promotion of Jewish books.

 

** Register a community book club and receive the following exclusive perks: discounts on group tickets, reserved seating with book club at author events, book club mention during program welcome remarks, and a special book clubs only reception with a book club author. Please contact Jill Grossman at jgrossman@ujft.org for more information or to register a book club.