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JCC Rochester Book Festival Schedule
SUN.   MON.   TUES.   WED.  THURS.  FRI. SAT.
OCT. 17 18
19
20
21
FESTIVAL BOOK STORE OPENS!
22
Joan Nathan 12PM
23
good shabbos
24
Sunday with Friends
12-4PM

Three Men & the Bible
7:30PM

25
Marilyn Berger
7:30PM
26
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
7:30PM
27
SHOP
THE
BOOK
STORE!

28
Fiction Panel
7:30PM
29
30
good shabbos
31
CANCELLED
Lisa Grunberger
10AM

NOV. 1
Judith Viorst
7:30PM
JCC Rochester Book Festival Schedule
  November December March April
Friday 11/19
Amy Bloom
12PM

Monday 12/6
Sue Fishkoff
7:30PM

Saturday 3/5
Annabelle Gurwitch
& Jeff Kahn

8PM

Tuesday 4/12
Elizabeth Cohen
7:30PM


JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival Joan Nathan
Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France
Friday, October 22; 12PM, JCC Auditorium; $8/$10
What is Jewish cooking in France? That question haunted Joan Nathan over the years and fueled her curiosity about this hidden cuisine. Now she serves up the...     MORE »
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

Sunday, October 24; JCC Senior Adult Lounge; no charge, tickets REQUIRED
Karin Kasdin
Life, Death and Doughnuts
12PM
Beginning more than 50 years before "Sex in the City," the four women in Life, Death and Doughnuts become lifelong friends as a result of the monthly dinner...     MORE »


Peter Lovenheim
In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time

1PM
Peter Lovenheim has lived on the same suburban Rochester street most of his life. Only after a brutal murder-suicide rocked the community was he struck by the truth about his comfortable enclave: no one knew anyone else...     MORE »



Susan Baruch
Paternity
2PM
Joel Berger's charmed life is slipping away. Determined to father a child before he dies, Joel makes a desperate appeal by seeking the help of the women in his macrobiotic dinner group. Baruch is a first-time author and lives...     MORE »



Nora L. Rubel
Doubting the Devout: The Ultra-Orthodox in the Jewish American Imagination
3PM
In the past 25 years, the culture war between America's ultra-Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews has found a particularly creative voice in literature, media and film. Rubel investigates how the ultra-Orthodox are portrayed...     MORE »

JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

Sunday, October 24; 7:30PM; JCC Hart Theatre; $8/$10
Benyamin Cohen
My Jesus Year: A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His
Own Faith

Looking out of his window at a church across the street, the son of an Orthodox rabbi asks, "What would it be like to be a Christian?" So begins Benyamin Cohen's hilarious journey-part memoir, part spiritual quest and part anthropologist's mission. Cohen finds...    MORE »


A.J. Jacobs
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
The Year of Living Biblically answers the question: What if a modern-day American followed every rule in the Bible as literally as possible for a full year? Not just the famous rules - the Ten Commandments and "love thy neighbor" but the hundreds of oft-ignored ones: Don't wear clothes of mixed fibers. Grow your beard...     MORE »

David Plotz
Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible
Good Book is what happens when a regular guy actually reads the book on which his religion, his culture and his world are based. Along the way, he grapples with profound theological questions - How many commandments do we actually need?...     MORE »
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival Marilyn Berger
This is a Soul: The Misson of Rick Hodes
Monday, October 25; 7:30PM; JCC Hart Theatre; $8/$10
"Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world."
Dr. Rick Hodes went to Africa more than two decades ago to help the victims of a famine. Twenty-eight years later, he is still there. This Is a Soul tells his remarkable...    MORE »
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JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Hillel: If Not Now, When?
Tuesday, October 26; 7:30PM; JCC Hart Theatre; no charge, tickets REQUIRED
This is the most famous teaching of Hillel, one of the greatest rabbis of the Talmudic era. What makes it so extraordinary is that it was offered to a gentile seeking...     MORE »
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JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival Thursday, October 28; 7:30PM; JCC Hart Theatre; $8/10
Jennifer Gilmore
Something Red
In 1979, the Cold War is waning and the Goldsteins of Washington, D.C. are facing their own challenges. A poignant story of husbands and wives, parents and children, activists and spies, Something Red is a masterful novel that unfurls with suspense...    MORE »



Joseph Skibell
A Curable Romantic
Twice married, once divorced, once widowed - all by the tender age of 12 - Dr. Jakob Sammelsohn finally flees his small village. A lovelorn Candide, the young doctor wanders optimistically through history, from 1890 Vienna to the Warsaw Ghetto . A Curable Romantic is the latest from the literary imagination of Joseph Skibell, author of A Blessing on the Moon and The English Disease...     MORE »


Elizabeth Rosner
Blue Nude
A once-prominent painter, Danzig now teaches at a San Francisco art institute - yet his own canvases remain empty. With the arrival of Merav, a beautiful Israeli-born model, he senses the renewal of his artistic passion. Rosner lyrically uncovers their disparate upbringings, creative awakenings and love. Rosner's first novel, The Speed of Light , received many awards, including the...     MORE »
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
CANCELLED: If you purchased a ticket to this event please call our office at (585) 461-2000 for a refund or exchange.
Lisa Grunberger

Yiddish Yoga: Ruthie's Adventures in Love, Loss and the Lotus Position
Sunday, October 31; 10AM, JCC Auditorium; $8/10
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival Judith Viorst
Unexpectedly Eighty and Other Adaptations
Monday, November 1; 7:30 PM, JCC Hart Theatre; $8/10
What does it mean to be 80? As Viorst gleefully attests, 80 is not too old to dream, to flirt, to drink or to dance. It's also not too late to give up being cheap or to take...     MORE »
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JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
Amy Bloom
Where the God of Love Hangs Out
Friday, November 19; 12PM, JCC Auditorium; $15/$18
(Tickets must be purchased by 11/15)

Propelled by Amy Bloom's dazzling prose, unmistakable voice and generous wit, Where the God of Love Hangs Out explores the changes that love and loss create...     MORE »
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
Sue Fishkoff
Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America's Food Answers to a Higher Authority
Monday, December 6; 7:30PM, JCC Hart Theatre; $8/10
In this captivating account of the multibillion-dollar kosher food industry, Sue Fishkoff examines who eats kosher food, who produces it and who certifies it...     MORE »
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story
Saturday, March 5, 2011; 8PM; JCC Auditorium; $8/10
In this hilarious yet moving memoir, comedians and marriage partners Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn prove that all you need is love - and a healthy dose of complaining, co-dependence and pinot noir. They have found, after 13 years of marriage...     MORE »
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival
Elizabeth Cohen
The Empowered Patient: How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time
Tuesday, April 12, 2011; 7:30PM; JCC Hart Theatre; $8/10
The facts are alarming: Medical errors kill more people each year than AIDS, breast cancer or car accidents. Your doctors' relationships with pharmaceutical...   MORE »
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