Jewish book, art fair begins Sunday in Meyerland
The 39th Annual Jewish Book and Arts Fair kicks will be held Sunday, Oct. 30 through Nov. 13 at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, located at 5601 S. Braeswood.
The event will feature author talks, films and concerts. The fair will open at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 with a talk by Dennis Prager and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, authors of The Nine Questions People Ask about Judaism. The talk will be followed by a screening of the film Grace Palley: Collected Shorts. Admission is free for the first day's events.
At 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, Jennifer Griffin and Greg Myre, authors of This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict will host a talk.
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish will discuss his book I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctors Journey on the Road to Peach and Human Dignity beginning at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1.
David Bezmozgis, author of The Free World, will host a talk beginning at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2.
Oliver Lapin Family Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature a talk by Bellaire authors Ellen Leventhal, Ellen Rothberg and Bill Megenhardt, who will discuss their book Bully in the Backyard. Family Day events are free, except for the concert by Craig Parks.
For more information, including admission costs to certain events, call 713-551-7255 or visit www.erjcchouston.org/bookfair.
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