Jewish Book Festival


Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Thursday, May 7 |  7:30pm
An Elle Magazine 2019 Best Book of the Year

Buy Tickets or by phone 604-257-5111   |   $20

“A brilliant fable about the lure of lying and the lure of fame. The writing is wonderful.” – Joan Silber

From the award-winning author of Waking Lions, a provocative novel about how one mistake can have a thousand consequences. What do you do when a little white lie gets out of hand? Does it matter, if no one gets hurt? And if someone does, would you have the courage to reveal yourself in order to save them? These are the pointed questions that Israeli novelist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen investigates in The Liar. Read more…

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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Author Submissions

The JCC Jewish Book Festival’s mandate is to showcase Jewish writers or non-Jewish writers with Jewish interest subject matter. Read more…

Sponsorship Opportunities

The JCC Jewish Book Festival can help you maximize your message to a diverse demographic audience. Corporate and individual Sponsorships are available. Please phone 604-257-5156 or email

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