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23rd Annual Jewish BookFest


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Apr 12 - May 3, 2018[days & times]
  • WHERE Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center: Garfield Theater, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $60

The 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair has a new name and a new feel: San Diego Jewish BookFest happens April 12 to May 3 and features a diverse roster of authors and experiences.

Expect authors and speakers from the world of politics, podcasting, publishing and periodicals, including Senator Barbara Boxer, Tal Ben-Shahar, Davy Rothbart, Joan Nathan, Josh Radnor and more.

The schedule:

Tal Ben-Shahar's "Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment," 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12

An Evening with Senator Barbara Boxer, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14

Brunch with Joan Nathan, 11 a.m. Sunday, April 15

Rabbi Irwin Kulya, "Beyond the Tribe: Judaism as Path of Human Flourishing," 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15

Selected Short Stories featuring Josh Radnor, Christina Pickles and Kirsten Vangsness, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16

Novelist Dara Horn, 11 a.m. Tuesday April 17 at JCC and 7 p.m. at Carlsbad's Dove Library

A Civil Debate: The Future of Israel's Soul with J.J. Goldberg and Jonathan S. Tobin, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18

Michael Berenbaum's The Newest Antisemitism, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19

Pints and Pages with Davy Rothbart, 6:30 p.m. Thursday April 19 at Green Flash Brewing in Mira Mesa

Speed Dating with Local Authors, author book selling and signing opportunity, 2 p.m. Friday, April 20

Family Storytelling Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at San Diego Botanic Garden

Sally Kohn's Community Divided, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3

Book signings follow many of these events. For more information call (858) 362-1348.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

A poster for the San Diego Jewish BookFest, courtesy of C...

Above: A poster for the San Diego Jewish BookFest, courtesy of Center for Jewish Culture.


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