JCC Jewish Bookfair and Author Series

In its 55th year, the JCC’s annual Jewish Bookfair and Author Series is one of central Ohio’s largest and most popular literary events, featuring nationally recognized author appearances and book signings. The 2018/2019 JCC Jewish Bookfair and Author Series will present a series of conversations exploring Jewish books and literature. Author events are scheduled during both daytime and evening hours, with tickets open to all community residents. Unable to attend our Bookfair?  You can still support us by purchasing a book using the links below for each individual author and book.

For more information regarding books, programs, sponsorships or volunteering please contact Bookfair Coordinator Cheryl Dritz at cdritz@columbusjcc.org or (614) 559-6238.  Like us on Facebook for updates throughout the year.

Events & Tickets

October 21 – 3:00pm & 7:00pm

A Super Program on Superheroes
with author Arie Kaplan

The stories of the creators of our super heroes and how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole.
3:00pm – Create Your Own Superhero (free workshop geared for children in grades 4-8)
7:00pm – From Krakow to Krypton The Influence of Jews In The Comics

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October 29 – 7:00pm

Thanks, Obama My Hopey, Changey White House Years
with author David Litt

Sponsored by the Charles and Betty Talis Endowment
Using humor and wit, former White House speechwriter David Litt recalls his experience in D.C. and how he sees the future of public service and politics in general.
Special dinner prior to program sponsored by Haddassah available at 6pm

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November 4 – 10:30am

Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You
with author Julie Morgenstern

Proven strategies and achievable methods to help you savor your time with the kids and on your own. (In partnership with JCC Early Childhood)

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January 29 – 12:00pm

Underground Fugue
with author Margot Singer

Dennison University novelist, winner of numerous fiction awards, tells the tale of a mother-daughterlove against a background of terror.

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February 5 – 7:00pm

Disarmed: Unconventional Lessons from the World’s Only One-Armed Special Forces Sharpshooter
with author Izzy Ezagui

This inspiring memoir will encourage you to live up to your aspirations despite seemingly impossible odds.

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March 5 – 12:00pm

Sadness Is a White Bird
with author Moriel Rothman-Zecher

While preparing to serve in the Israeli army, a young man tries to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings. The story relates the complexities of Israeli and Palestinian life.

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March 26 – 7:00pm

The Ruined House
with author Ruby Namdar

The winner of Israel’s highest literary award, the story follows the perfect life of an NYU Professoruntil it all falls apart. (In Partnership with the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and the Israel and Overseas Department of JewishColumbus)

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March 28 – 7:00pm

Why Judaism Matters: Letters of a Liberal Rabbi to His children and the Millennial Generation
with author Rabbi John Rosove

A common-sense guide and a road map for a new generation on how the tenets of Judaism still apply in our modern world.
Congregation Beth Tikvah
6121 Olentangy River Rd, Worthington, OH 43085

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Our Membership in the Jewish Book Council allows us to bring in the authors with no speaking fee.

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