St. Louis Jewish Book Festival
Proud to be the Largest Jewish Book Festival in the U.S.!
Held annually during November, in celebration of National Jewish Book Month, the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival has the largest attendance of festivals in the country. It is the only event of its kind in St. Louis and is open to the entire community, attracting more than 23,000 people over a 15-day period. For a complete look at the Festival, please visit its new website.
Winter 2013 - Spring 2014
Ari Shavit, My Promised Land: The Triumph & Tragedy of Israel
A groundbreaking and authoritative examination of Israel by one of the most influential Israeli journalists writing about the Middle East today. Shavit offers revealing stories and rare access to people from across Israel's political, economic, and social spectrums.
Thursday, December 12
Congregation Shaare Emeth
$15 - FREE with Series PLUS Tickets
Community Martin Luther King Event: Continuing the Search for Civil Rights & Social Justice
Vida "Sister" Prince, That's the Way it Was: Stories of Struggle, Survival and Self-Respect in the 20th Century Black St. Louis
Segregation was a way of life in St. Louis, once called "the most southern city in the North." Chairman of the Oral History Project at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis, Prince offers thirteen oral histories from the St. Louis African American community, describing the daily struggles and pervasive racism faced; and the strong self-respect they built on their own terms.
T.K. Thorne, Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered New Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers
Thorne, former precinct captain of the Birmingham Police Department, gives an insider's view of the investigation behind the 50-year-old civil rights-era cold case: the long-silent witnesses; and the legacy of racism and resistance in Birmingham, from Bull Connor's brutal policing methods to the coalition of activist black churches. Revealing the best and worst in human nature, Thorne's story is a stunning reminder of just how tough the fight for civil rights, and justice, has been. *Featuring a Special Presentation
Tuesday, January 14
Staenberg Family Complex
$8 - FREE with Series PLUS Tickets
Larry Tye, Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
Seventy-five years after Superman came to life, New York Times bestselling author Tye has written the first definitive history of the Man of Steel. Individual tickets receive copy of book inclusive in price. Series & Series PLUS Tickets do not include book.
Thursday, April 3
Staenberg Family Complex
$18 - FREE with Series PLUS Tickets
For more information, please call the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Hotline: 314-442-3299
For Festival sponsorship information, contact Festival Director Marcia Evers Levy, 314-442-3152