The JCC’s annual Jewish Book Fair & Author Series is one of central Ohio’s largest and most popular literary events, featuring nationally recognized author appearances and book signings. JCC Jewish Bookfair and Author Series presents 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.
OCTOBER 17 | 7PM
COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
Allan Wexler: Ruts, Rites, and Rituals. The Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design
New York artist/architect Allan Wexler (born 1949) discusses his work that uses architecture, sculpture, photography, painting and drawing to explore relationships between human beings and the built and natural environments. The Museum’s Gardening Sukkahis on view in the upper level of the Walter Wing,
This program is presented by Columbus Museum of Art Friends of Jewish Art, the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at OSU, the JCC Jewish Book and Author Series and is made possible in part through the Lenore Schottenstein and Community Jewish Arts Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, A JewishColumbus Partner
Free with admission; reservations requested
OCTOBER 27 | 3-7PM
JCC COLLEGE AVENUE
Ted Merwin: Pastrami on Rye
3:00 | Make Your Own Deli Sandwich (children’s program)
5:30 | Deli Dinner
7:00 PM | Ted Merwin
The deli was a place where they could eat with their hands, talk with their mouths full, fill their bellies, and enjoy the pleasure of each other’s company in a raucous and convivial setting.” Why did delicatessens go from favored food to occasional indulgence in barely three generations? Ted Merwin provides much food for thought in his history of the Jewish delicatessen
Presented in partnership with the Columbus Jewish Historical Society
DECEMBER 5 | 7PM
JCC COLLEGE AVENUE
Rachel Simmons: Enough As She Is
Author Rachel Simmons’ book gives adults the tools to help girls reject “supergirl” pressure, overcome a toxic stress culture, and become resilient adults with healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives.
Presented in Partnership with JewishColumbus
APRIL 23, 2020 | 7PM
CONGREGATION BETH TIKVAH
Dennis Ross: Be Strong and of Good Courage
Dennis Ross is an American diplomat and author having served under 3 presidents. He examines how modern Israel’s founding fathers provided some of the most principled leadership of any nation. Now Israel’s destiny is more uncertain than ever and its essential character is in jeopardy.
Presented in Partnership with Congregation Beth Tikvah and OSU Melton Center for Jewish Studies
For more information regarding books, programs, sponsorships or volunteering please contact Bookfair Coordinator Cheryl Dritz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 559-6238. Visit our Facebook Page for updates throughout the year.
Our Membership in the Jewish Book Council allows us to bring in the authors with no speaking fee.