Friday, October 13, 2006

Annual Jewish Book Festival Picks

Bookstores and books are about as common in Miami as snowshoes, but for a few short weeks in November Miami will become book country with a bevy of author and book-related events. Overlapping a a few days with the Miami Book Fair, the Annual Jewish Book Festival takes place October 24-November 14 and has some pretty good events on the docket. Beyond the usual Holocaust-related stuff that bogs down Jewish festivals of every type (I'm looking at you, Jewish Film Festivals), this one features a nice showing of young Jewish writers including the snarky duo behind Jewtopia and the talented Dara Horn.
Some picks:
Sunday, October 29
Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson
7:30pm Alper JCC
General Admission $10
Monday, October 30
Jennifer Gilmore • Golden Country
Dara Horn • The World to Come
7:30pm Congregation Bet Breira
9400 SW 87 Ave
General Admission $7
Thursday, November 2
Daniel Libeskind
Breaking Ground
7:30pm University of Miami
The Miller Center on the UM Campus
5202 University Drive, 105 Merrick Building
General Admission $7
Sunday, November 5
Comedian Harry Shearer
Not Enough Indians
7pm Alper JCC
General Admission $10

Monday, November 13
Ruth Ellenson
The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt
7:30pm Temple Beth Or
11715 SW 87 Ave
General Admission $7

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