Jewish Book Festival

JBF & JCC Literary Consortium Events

BOOK FEST IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

Saturday, November 14, | 5:00 pm PST

Lawrence Wright – The End of October: A Novel

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In this riveting medical thriller – from a Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author – an unlikely but appealing hero, Dr. Henry Parsons, races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the world to its knees.

Sunday, November 15, |12:00 pm PST

Raffi Berg – Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad’s Fake Diving Resort
With Special Guest Former Mossad Commandor Dani Limor
Inspired the Netflix drama, The Red Sea Diving Resort!

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Written by longtime BBC Middle East correspondent Raffi Berg, this page-turner tells the true story that inspired the recent Netflix drama The Red Sea Diving Resort. What began with one cryptic message pleading for help turned into the secret evacuation of thousands of Ethiopian Jews and the spiriting of them to Israel.

Monday, November 16, | 5:00 pm PST

Ariel Sabar- Veritas: A Harvard Professor, A Con Man, and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife

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From National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Ariel Sabar, the gripping true story of a sensational religious forgery and the scandal that shook Harvard.

Thursday, November 19 | 5:00 pm PST

Michael J. Fox –  No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality
In Conversation with Harlan Coben, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Michael J. Fox shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. It’s a thoughtful and moving book, but also filled with Fox’s trademark sense of humor.

Friday, November 20, | 11:00 am PST

Mimi Lemay – What We Will Become: A Mother, Son, and a Journey of Transformation
Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Mimi Lemay recounts her memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her.

Sunday, November 22, | 10:00 am PST

FOR KIDS! For Parents with Kid Chefs!
Melissa Clark –  Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips for Young Home Cooks

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USD $30 – One virtual ticket  plus book (will ship after the event)

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Melissa Clark, the New York Times food columnist and beloved home cooking authority, spins 100 all-new recipes for a robust new audience of home chefs: kids ages 8-14!

Sunday, November 22, | 8:00pm PST

Etgar Keret –  Fly, Already

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Internationally acclaimed Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret discussing his Sapir Prize-winning collection of quirky short stories. Keret is known for his absurd, sad, funny, very short stories, as well as graphic novels and screenwriting.

About the JCC Jewish Book Festival

The Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival is one of Vancouver’s leading cultural and literary events, attracting a large and varied audience of over 5,000 people of all ages. This highly popular community-wide event brings together prominent and emerging Jewish writers and non-Jewish writers on Jewish subject matter.

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