St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Schedule

 Note: Unless otherwise noted, events take place at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. 


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Festival ticket hotline: 314-442-3299

Sunday, Nov. 2

7 p.m.: Theodore Bikel keynote address; $40.

Monday, Nov. 3

7:30 p.m: Barbara Isenberg (“Tradition! The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof”); $15.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

10:30 a.m.: Thrillers! Fiction Panel with Linda Fairstein (“Terminal City) and Andrew Gross (“Everything to Lose”); moderated by Jewish Light Editor Ellen Futterman; $18. 

1 p.m.: Joel Hoffman (“The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible”); $15.

7 p.m. Reception/7:45 p.m. program: Women’s Special Event: Comedy, Conversation and Courageous Women, with Cindy Chupack (“The Longest Date: Life as a Wife”), Geralyn Lucas (“Then Came Life: Living with Courage, Spirit, and Gratitude After Breast Cancer”) and Lynn Sherr (“Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space); $22.  A reception begins at 7 p.m. (RSVPs required to 314-442-3299), followed by program at 7:45.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

10:30 a.m: Judith Fein (“The Spoon from Minkowitz: A Bittersweet Roots Journey to Ancestral Lands”); $15.

1 p.m.: Mark Stein (“American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why”); $15.

7:30 p.m.: You Can’t Handle the Truth! Fiction Panel, with Hesh Kestin (“The Lie”) and Hank Phillippi Ryan (“Truth Be Told”); $18.

Thursday, Nov. 6

10:30 a.m.: Missouri’s Own Panel with Cynthia Frohlichstein (“The Peanut Butter Birthday Party”), Michael Kahn (“Face Value: A Rachel Gold Mystery”) and Howa rd Levinson (“The Tapping”);  moderated by Jane Henderson, Book Editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; $15.

7:30 p.m: Saint Louis Ballet performance and Q&A with dancers and artistic director Gen Horiuchi; held at the Lee Theater of the Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL; $18. 

Friday, Nov. 7

10:30 a.m.:  Carmel Chiswick (“Judaism in Transition: How Economic Choices Shape Religious Tradition”); $15. 

Sunday, Nov. 9

4 p.m.:  Concert Event — St. Louis Symphony musicians with Daniel Lee and Patti Wolf with Q&A session; held at 560 Music Center in the U. City Loop; Free.  

Monday, Nov. 10

10:30 a.m.: David Greene (“Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia”); $15.

1 p.m.: Josh Fattal (“A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran”); $15.

7:30 p.m.: Kristallnacht Event with Steven Pressman (“50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany”); $10. 

Tuesday, Nov. 11 

10:30 a.m.: Opposites Attract! Fiction Panel with Lauren Grodstein (“The Explanation for Everything”) and Alyson Richman (“The Garden of Letters”); moderated by Carrie Robb, Adult Programming 

Library; $18.

1 p.m.: Transitions Can Be Funny program with Michael Garlin (“Powerful Questions to Help You Move Forward in Your Life”) and Annabelle Gurwitch (“I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50”); $15. 

7:30 p.m.:  From Toddlers to Teens A Parenting Event, with Dr. Dina Rose (“It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating”) and Dr. Logan Levkoff (“Got Teens? The Doctor Moms’ Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities”); moderated by Aisha Sultan, Post-Dispatch Parenting Advice Columnist; $10.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

10:30 a.m.: Carl Hoffman (“Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art”); $15.

1 p.m.: Rose Levy Beranbaum (“The Baking Bible”); $15.

7:30 p.m: Three Strikes, You’re Out! Baseball Panel with Al Clark (“Called Out But Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey”), Myron Holt zman (“The Cardinals of Cooperstown, Second Edition”) and Kostya Kennedy (“Pete Rose: An American Dilemma”); moderated by Randy Karraker, of 101 ESPN Radio; $20.

Thursday, Nov. 13

1 p.m.:  Mitchell Bard (“Death to the Infidels: Radical Islam’s War Against the Jews”); $15.

7:30 p.m.: Tracey Davis (“Sammy Davis, Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father”); $15.

Sunday, Nov. 16

4 p.m.:  Children’s special event with Mat hew Klickstein (“Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age”); $10 per child, free for adults. For ages 7-12.