2018 JCC Jewish Book Festival

Date/Time

Nov 11, 2018 to Dec 7, 2018
10:00 AM

Description

2018 JCC JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL
November 11-December 7


From an enchanted Character Brunch (11/11) to the plays of Chaim Potok (12/5) to a fabulous book sale that is sure to satisfy your literary "sweet tooth," there is something for everyone at the Kaiserman JCC. www.phillyjcc.com/bookfest for a complete schedule of author events.

 

A Story Book Brunch ...with Character
Sunday, November 11 | 10am-12pm
Tickets: $5/child; Free for adults. Pre-Registration requested. To register, click here and use code BRUNCH under "course name".
Your child's favorite characters come to life at this interactive bagel breakfast. Mother Goose will be joined by special readers from our preschool and JCC community.  We will also have some surprise guest readers.  Children will receive an autograph book to collect signatures from our resident characters, readers and surprise guests. 

 

Calling All Foodies! | Irene Baker, Author of "Unique Eats and Eateries in Philadelphia"

Tuesday, November 13 | 7pm
This event is FREE
Hear the Sweet & Spicy Stories Behind Philadelphia Restaurants! Learn the stories behind some of Philly’s most fascinating chefs and restaurants plus how to get reservations at the city's trendiest restaurants, where to find secret speakeasies, the most sinful desserts, where senior citizens dine with seniors in college, where to taste grilled goat, spot celebs, sample vegan cuisine and more.
Irene Levy Baker will share stories from her newly published book, "Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia." Baker, who also wrote "100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die" is owner of Spotlight Public Relations, a firm specializing in restaurants and hospitality. She'll tell stories she learned working one-on-one with chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and diners for more than 25 years. She'll satisfy your appetite for a good meal and a great story. For more information: www.UniqueEatsPhilly.com
Co-sponsored by: Kehillah of Lower Merion

 

In the Spirit of the Holidays | with Janet Falon
Friday, November 16 | 11am
This event is FREE
Janet Falon, author of “In the Spirit of the 
Holidays”, will be reading some of her poems from her new book and talking about the questions that brought meaning to her poetry. Janet Falon is an award-winning former newspaper reporter and magazine editor. She is the author of four books, and has written for prestigious publications such as The New York Times. A nonfiction writer, she specializes in personal essays and spiritual writings.
Co-sponsored by: Golden Slipper Gems

 

Wounded Knee and The Bridge Too Far | with Paul Mitura
Sunday, November 18 | 11am
This event is FREE
Paul, an Army officer with more than 30 years of service, is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the Air War College. Paul will be talking about his book, “Wounded Knee and The Bridge Too Far- Military Mistakes and Mishaps”.
Co-sponsored by: JWV Post 305

 

The Collected Plays of Chaim Potok | with Rena Potok
Wednesday, December 5 | 7:30pm
This event is FREE
Chaim Potok was a beloved, best-selling 
author of novels, histories, biographies, 
young adult fiction, children’s books and plays, including The Chosen, My Name Is Asher Lev, Davita’s Harp and Wanderings: A History of the Jews. 
Rena Potok has published poetry, literary translations, and academic essays. She is the editor of Hills of Spices: Poetry from the Bible and the 50th anniversary critical edition of The Chosen by Chaim Potok. She teaches English literature, Irish film, and writing at Villanova University, and is completing her first novel.


The Collected Plays of Chaim Potok is the first collection of the author's plays. The volume is edited by Rena Potok with with an introduction.  Dr. Potok will talk about the history of the plays and their central themes, and the characters’ encounters with the worlds of modern art, Russian literature, psychoanalytic theory, and Japanese culture. She will also discuss the relevance of the plays to contemporary audiences, and to conversations about the tension between strict, insular religious observance and the secular world of western culture. 
The event will feature a staged reading of scenes from the plays.

Cost

Free

Location

View map Kaiserman JCC
45 Haverford Rd
Wynnewood, PA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Kaiserman JCC

Phone

161-089-67770

Contact name

Amy Krulik

Contact email

akrulik@phillyjcc.com

Neighborhood:

Ardmore,Bala Cynwyd and Merion,Broomall and Newtown Square,Bryn Mawr,Chadds Ford and Kennett Square,Chester Springs,Devon and Berwyn,Downingtown,Drexel Hill,Gladwyne,Glen Mills,Haverford,Media,Philadelphia,Springfield,Swarthmore,Valley Forge and King Of Prussia,Villanova,Wayne,West Chester,Wynnewood and Narberth

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