Ann Arbor JCC opens Jewish Book Festival on Nov. 1
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor will have its 23rd Annual Jewish Book Festival from Nov. 1-14 at the JCC. Many compelling and diverse authors are scheduled to speak during noontime Lunch and Learn presentations, evening events and on both Sundays.
The Festival opens with cooking sensation Joan Nathan on Nov. 1 and features a variety of authors over the next two weeks. The list includes long-time NBC Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv Martin Fletcher, Survivor winner Ethan Zohn, "Old Jews Telling Jokes" creator Sam Hoffman, Zingerman’s founder Ari Weinzweig and many more.
The No. 1 film from the Jewish Film Festival, "No. 4 Street of Our Lady," will also be part of the festivities and a Chanukah gift gallery at the JCC will be open during regular JCC business hours.
This year, books are provided by Nicola’s. All author presentations are free and open to the community. Lunch may be purchased at the daily Lunch and Learn programs for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. The Lunch with the Author’s event featuring Sharon Pomerantz, Jessica Jiji and Katherin Rosman is $15. All events will take place at the JCC of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor.
The event is supported by the Fred and Ned Shure Endowment, as well as many local community organizations, businesses and individuals, including major gifts from Four Points Sheraton and Simply Scrumptious Catering.
For more information or to RSVP to any of the events, call (734) 971-0990 or visit http://www.jccannarbor.org/cultural-arts-education/jewish-book-festival/.