St. Louis Jewish Book Festival schedule

2010 ST LOUIS JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

OUT OF FESTIVAL 2010 EVENTS

Thursday, Oct 28th

7:30pm Rabbi Harold Kushner…..CONQUERING FEAR  ($18)

 In these modern times filled with fears of all sizes and types, the author of the internationally best-selling WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE, and a voice of wisdom and comfort to all faiths,  returns to the Festival offering spiritual & practical teachings, along with true stories that reveal how confronting & mastering fears can present amazing opportunities to change our lives, and the world, for the better.

Thursday, Nov. 4th

7:30pm COMMUNITY KRISTALLNACHT PROGRAM

in partnership with Holocaust Museum & Learning Center 

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Moderator: Lynn Lyss

 Tom Segev……………SIMON WIESENTHAL: The Life & Legends

From Israel’s leading newspaper columnist and best-selling author comes the first accurate portrait of the controversial and legendary Nazi hunter. With access to privates papers and archives, Segev traces Wiesenthal’s survival in numerous concentration camps; his relationship with Israel’s secret service, Mossad, the truth behind his clash with Elie Wiesel; his correspondence with writers, celebrities, and government figures across the world; and his enormous role in the shaping of Holocaust memory and consciousness.

 Eric Metaxas…………BONHOEFFER: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy  A Righteous Gentile vs. The Third Reich

 

FESTIVAL EVENTS

 Sunday, November 7th……… OPENING NIGHT         ($36)

5:30pm   Legendary Hollywood mogul, movie producer, music producer, and author Jerry Weintraub WHEN I STOP TALKING, YOU’LL KNOW I’M DEAD

 A hilariously frank, LIVE, on-stage story-telling session with co-author Rich Cohen.

Monday, Nov. 8th

 NO MORNING PROGRAM

1:00pm  MEMOIR PROGRAM         ($15)

Moderator: Pearl Fisher Serota, MD

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie & Rita Lurie…..BENDING TOWARD THE SUN

Julie Metz………….PERFECTION

7:30pm  Rick Meyerowitz…..DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Writers & Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great   ($15)

 Tuesday, Nov. 9th   10:30am  Dr. Howard Shapiro & Chef Franklin Becker…EAT & BEAT DIABETES WITH PICTURE PERFECT WEIGHT LOSS   ($15)

1:00pm  Joan Nathan….. QUICHE, KUGELS & COUSCOUS: My Search For Jewish Cooking in France ($15)

7:30pm  Jake Ehrenreich…..A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN ($15)

Wednesday, Nov. 10th

 Time TBA- am/pm  Elaine Hall…..NOW I SEE THE MOON: A Mother, A Son, A Miracle $15)

   7:30pm  Abraham Foxman……JEWS, MONEY & ANTI-SEMITISM: The Story of a Stereotype  ($18)

Thursday, Nov. 11th 

10:30am TIKKUN OLAM PROGRAM  ($15)

Moderator: Ellen Futterman

Kevin Salwen………….THE POWER OF HALF

Peter Lovenheim…….IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

1:00pm  Cathleen Schine……THE THREE WEISSMANS OF WESTPORT  ($15)

7:30pm   Ambassador Nancy Brinker……..PROMISE ME: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer  ($18)

Friday, Nov. 12th

10:30am MISSOURI’S OWN Program  ($15)

Moderator: Don Wolff

• Naomi Cahn……RED FAMILIES V. BLUE FAMILIES

• Felicia Graber….AMAZING JOURNEY

• Larry Swedroe….WISE INVESTING MADE SIMPLER

 Evonne Weinhaus….A NEW FEARLESS YOU

1:00pm  Yann Martel………..BEATRICE & VIRGIL  ($15)

Sunday, Nov. 14th

 7:00 pm  CONCERT EVENT with Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra ($20)

****Held at Washington University’s 560 Performance Center in The Delmar Loop****

Monday, Nov. 15th

 10:30am Judith Martin…..MISS MANNERS’ Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding ($20)

1:00pm   Rebecca Rosen……..SPIRITED  ($20)

7:30pm  WHO MADE YOU THE EXPERT?!  ($20)

Moderator: Judge Susan Block

Author Panel:

 Yoram Bauman….THE CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS

Kahn & Gurwitch….YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY

SHUT UP: A Love Story

Annie Korzen….BARGAIN JUNKIE: Living The Good Life on the Cheap

Tuesday, Nov. 16th

NO MORNING PROGRAM

SPECIAL EVENT

1:00pm   Jonathan Adler…..JONATHAN ADLER ON HAPPY CHIC ACCESSORIZING & HAPPY CHIC COLORS ($18)

 7:30pm  Len Berman……25 GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYERS OF ALL TIME ($18)

Wednesday, Nov. 17th 

10:30am Yale Strom…………DAVE TERRAS: The King of Klezmer  ($15)  

1:00pm   Judith Viorst………EXCEEDINGLY EIGHTY: And Other Adaptations  ($18)

7:30pm    Brad Meltzer……..HEROES FOR MY SON  ($15)

Thursday, Nov. 18th 

10:30am Ghita Schwarz…………DISPLACED PERSONS  ($15) 

1:00pm  Matthew Goodman…………HOLD LOVE STRONG  ($15)

7:30pm  Martin Fletcher…..WALKING ISRAEL: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation  ($18)

OUT OF FESTIVAL 2010

Sunday, Nov. 21st

FAMILY MITZVAH EVENT

10:00am    Kate Feiffer…………BUT I WANTED A BABY BROTHER!  And  THE WILD, WILD INSIDE    ($8 J Members/$12 General Public)

2011 OUT OF Festival Events….Dates TBA

Dr.  Wendy Mogel…………THE BLESSING OF a B MINUS (Sunday, February 13, 2011 Time TBA)

Neil Sedaka…………WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

A.E. Hotchner………PAUL AND ME

 2010 Series Tickets…just $70 ON SALE NOW

The Festival Series Ticket includes admission to ALL Festival author programs November 7 – 18, 2010

NEW! — Series PLUS Tickets

Good for A YEAR!  Admission to ALL author events presented by the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival from Fall 2010 THROUGH Summer 2011.  Just $95

Just a few of the EXTRA events you won’t want to miss:

·       Pre-Festival presentation with Rabbi Harold Kushner (10/28/10)

·       Family Event with children’s author Kate Feiffer (11/21/10)

PLUS…Coming in 2011

·       Parenting expert Wendy Mogel

·      Grammy-winner Neil Sedaka

·       Best-selling author A.E. Hotchner

(All dates TBA)

ALL included on the NEW Series PLUS Ticket!

A year of authors for just $25 more

Individual Tickets go on sale at the end of September.

Festival Brochure with complete listing of programs available October 1st

PLEASE NOTE: Schedule subject to change…Check Festival brochure for final schedule.

The JCC will not be liable for non-appearance by any scheduled author.

 CHARGE all Festival TICKETS by PHONE: FESTIVAL HOTLINE (314) 442-3299 OR ORDER Festival TICKETS ON-LINE at: www.brownpapertickets.com

FESTIVAL WEBSITE: www.stljewishbookfestival.org