St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Address: JCC Staenberg Family Complex 2 Millstone Campus Drive St. Louis, Mo. 63146

Phone: 314-442-3152 (festival hotline: 314-442-3299)

Email: [email protected]


Amy Bornstein, Director of Literary and Jewish Arts

Now in its 41st year, the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is one of the largest Jewish Book Festivals in the United States. The Festival highlights literary, media, business, sports and entertainment luminaries from around the globe. Bookend events lead up to and follow the two-week November festival, which features a different speaker at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily. 

Festival events are coordinated through the J’s Cultural Arts Department, with the help of a committee of community volunteers. The festival is cosponsored by more than 40 local organizations and supported by corporate and individual sponsors throughout the bi-state region. Funds raised from the Festival and year-round literary events go to J scholarships and Cultural Arts programming.

Robert Germain and Barb Williams are the 2019 Festival Co-Chairs.