Cleveland Jewish Book Festival – Mandel JCC; Faye, Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman, Elisa Zied, Kids Day, Michael L. Satlow, Alan Morinis, Peter Eisner, Laurel Corona, Local Author Day, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Alyson Richman, Logan Levkoff, Ph.D, Rabbi Jonathan Slater, Tova Mirvis, Souad Mekhennet, Mitchell Bard

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21 Authors • 6 Venues • One Exciting Kid’s Event!

An incredible lineup of authors that will inspire, motivate and entertain you!
Get your tickets TODAY!

The Mandel JCC Festival of Jewish Books & Authors is presented in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Public Library and with support from the Eugenia and Henry Green Family Foundation.

Click here to download the brochure.
Click here to read the CJN’s coverage of the event.


OPENING NIGHT :  Faye, Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman

Murder 101 and The Golem of Hollywood
When: Wed,  November 5 • 7:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $15 Mandel JCC members • $20 General Public
Moderated by Regina Brett,  columnist for the Cleveland Jewish News and The Plain Dealer.
“[The Golem is an] extraordinary work of detection, suspense, and supernatural mystery.” – Stephen King

Elisa Zied

Younger Next Week
When: Thurs, November 6 • 7-9 pm
Where: Nordstrom VIP room- Beachwood Place
Fee: $12 Mandel JCC members • $15 General Public
“If you want to look and feel younger and more energized, you’ve hit the sweet spot.
Kids Day
Character Breakfast with Biscuit the Dog
When: Sun, November 9 • 9:30-11:30 am
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $20 Family Pass- Parents & Kids
$25 Extended Family Pass- Includes parents, kids and grandparents
“Non-stop fun for young kids and their families.”

Michael L. Satlow
How the Bible Became Holy
When: Sun, November 9 • 7:30 pm
Where: Siegal College Building, 26500 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood
Fee: FREE and open to the community
“This remarkable book will change the way you think about the Bible.”

Alan Morinis
With Heart in Mind
Mussar Teachings to Transform Your Life

When: Tues, November 11 • 7:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $12 Mandel JCC members • $15 General Public

Lunch and Learn with Alan Morinis – Everyday Holiness: The Spiritual Path of Mussar
When:
Wed, November 12 • 12-2 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $36
“A Mindful and Heart-Filled Journey”

Peter Eisner
The Pope’s Last Crusade
When: Wed, November 12 • 7:30 pm
Where: The Temple-Tifereth Israel
Fee: FREE and open to the community
“An exciting reminder of how Vatican machinations continue to haunt history.”

 

Laurel Corona
The Mapmaker’s Daughter
When: Thurs, November 13 • 7:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $12 Mandel JCC members • $15 General Public
“A riveting, often heart-rending tale.”

 

Local Author Day
Join us for an afternoon of readings featuring Cleveland authors.
When: Sun, November 16 • 2-3:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $12 Mandel JCC members • $15 General Public


Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History
The Global Day of Jewish Learning
When: Sun, November 16 • 7:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $12 Mandel JCC members • $15 General Public
“One of the greatest religious biographies ever written.”

 

 

 

 

 

Alyson Richman
The Garden of Letters
When: Mon, November 17 • 7:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $12 Mandel JCC members • $15 General Public
“A brilliant novel that will haunt me for years to come.”

Logan Levkoff, Ph.D
Co-author Jennifer Wider, MD

Got Teens?
The Doctor Moms’ Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities
When: Tues, November 18 • 7:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fees: $12 Mandel JCC members • $15 General Public
“Got Teens? is a must-read for any parent with a child in the throes of puberty.”

Rabbi Jonathan Slater

A Partner in Holiness Vol 1/Vol 2
Deepening Mindfulness, Practicing Compassion and Enriching Our Lives through the Wisdom of R. Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev’s Kedushat Levi
When: Wed, November 19 • 7:30 pm
Where: B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, 27501 Fairmount Boulevard, Pepper Pike, OH
Fee: FREE and open to the community
“Superb two-volume set.”

Tova Mirvis

Visible City
When: Thurs, November 20 • 7:30 pm
Where: Suburban Temple- Kol Ami, 22401 Chagrin Boulevard, Beachwood
Fee: FREE and open to the community
“Poignant, funny, sophisticated.”

Souad Mekhennet

The Eternal Nazi
When: Sun, November 23 • 10 am
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $12 Mandel JCC Members • $15 General Public
“Compelling read, with all the frustrating plot twists and eccentric character cameos of an espionage thriller.”

 

Mitchell Bard
Death to the Infidels
Radical Islam’s War Against the Jews
When: Sun, November 23 • 7:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC
Fee: $12 Mandel JCC members • $15 General Public
“Essential reading for all who crave peace with security for Israel.”


• Mandel JCC Membership Service Desk (No ticket sales on Saturdays)
• At the venue on day of lecture. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes before each event, if space is available.
• Check the Book Festival website for information about group tickets and passes.

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. Authors and events are subject to change.

Click here to download the Book Festival brochure.

For information please contact Julie Frayman at [email protected] or (216) 831-0700 ext. 1316.


The Mandel JCC Festival of Jewish Books & Authors is presented in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Public Library and with support from the Eugenia & Henry Green Memorial Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

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