United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival 2019-2020

 

 All events are open to the community with RSVP or tickets required and unless noted, will take place at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach. For more information about the Festival, to sponsor, or volunteer, contact Patty Shelanski at 757.452.3184 or Pshelanski@ujft.org



THURSDAY, September 26 | 7:30 PM

BUCHAREST DIARY:  ROMANIA’S JOURNEY FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Author:  Alfred H. Moses

As part of IGNITE2020! (Formerly Campaign Kickoff)

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MONDAY, November 4 | 6:00 PM – Leon Family Gallery Opening & Discussion with the Author
GOOD TROUBLE: LESSONS FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS PLAYBOOK
Author: Christopher Noxon

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WEDNESDAY, November 6 | 7:30 PM
CHUTZPAH: WHY ISRAEL IS A HUB OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Author: Inbal Arieli
As part of Israel Today

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TUESDAY, November 12 | 12:00 PM
HACKING DARWIN:  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY
Author: Jamie Metzl

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MONDAY, November 18 | 7:30 PM
THE CAST: A NOVEL
Author: Amy Blumenfeld
A Community Book Club Read
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WEDNESDAY, December 4 | 7:30 PM
A FIELD GUIDE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
Authors: Dave Barry, Adam Mansbach, Alan Zweibel
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SUNDAY, December 8 | 10:00 AM
HERE ALL ALONG: A REINTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM
Author: Sarah Hurwitz
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Monday, December 9 | 7:30 PM
SHADOW STRIKE: INSIDE ISRAEL’S SECRET MISSION TO ELIMINATE SYRIAN NUCLEAR POWER
Author: Yaakov Katz
As part of Israel Today
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GOODNIGHT BUBBALA
Author: Sheryl Haft, 11:00 AM

GINA FROM SIBERIA
Author: Jane Bernstein, 1:30 PM   

GITTEL’S JOURNEY: AN ELLIS ISLAND STORY
Author: Leslea Newman, 2:00 PM

SUNDAY, December 15 | 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
LATKEPALOOZA! One Happy Camper Camp Extravaganza, PJ Library celebrate Hanukkah

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MONDAY, December 16 | 12:00 PM
THE FACE TELLS THE SECRET: A NOVEL
Author: Jane Bernstein

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WEDNESDAY, January 8, 2020 | 7:30 PM
UNLOCKING GREATNESS
Author: Charlie Harary

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THURSDAY, January 16 | 12:00 PM
WHAT TO EAT WHEN: A STRATEGIC PLAN TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH & LIFE THROUGH FOOD    
Author: Dr. Michael Roizen
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MONDAY, January 27 | 7:30 PM
WITNESS: LESSONS FROM ELIE WIESEL’S CLASSROOM
Author: Rabbi Ariel Burger
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THURSDAY, February 6 | 12:00 PM – Leon Family Gallery Opening & Discussion with the Author
Renegade Women in Film and TV
Author: Elizabeth Weitzman
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THE NEWISH JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA
Authors: Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, Mark Oppenheimer

THE 100 MOST JEWISH FOODS – A HIGHLY DEBATABLE LIST
Author: Alana Newhouse

THURSDAY, March 19 | 7:30 PM

A conversation with Tablet Magazine editor in chief, Alana Newhouse, and the hosts of Tablet Magazine’s hit podcast Unorthodox!

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THURSDAY, May 14 | 7:30 PM
DARE TO MATTER: YOUR PATH TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE NOW
Authors: Jordon Kassalow, Jennifer Krause
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THURSDAY, June 4 | 7:30 PM
BLOOD, SWEAT AND MY ROCK N’ ROLL YEARS    
Author & Musician: Steve Katz
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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 Patty Shelanski at pshelanski@ujft.org for more information or to register a book club.