The Book Festival is over, but you can still access all of the sessions below!


Beth El Synagogue and the Levin JCC, in a unique partnership with the Jewish Book Council, welcome you to the Triangle’s first-of-its-kind Jewish Authors Book Festival. Each day of the seven-day-long festival will feature best-selling authors, world-renowned poets, and industry-influencing filmmakers speaking about their work and processes, reading excerpts from their books. Scroll down to see who’s joining us when!

Sunday, March 22

Kirsten Fermaglich
1:30pm
A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America

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Elaine Neil Orr
4:00pm
Swimming Between Worlds

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Rabbi Daniel Greyber
7:00pm
Forgotten Mourners, Faith Unravels: A Rabbi's Struggle with Grief and God

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Monday, March 23

Mark Cohen
1:30pm
Not Bad for Delancey Street: The Rise of Billy Rose

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Aimee Ginsburg Bikel
4:00pm
The City of Light

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Tuesday, March 24

Jeremy Benstein
1:30pm
Hebrew Roots, Jew­ish Routes: A Trib­al Lan­guage in a Glob­al World

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Jane S. Gabin
4:00pm
The Paris Photo

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Jamie Bernstein
7:00pm
Famous Father Girl: A Mem­oir of Grow­ing Up Bernstein

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Wednesday, March 25

Rabbi Ellen Bernstein & Galia Goodman
1:30pm
The Promise of the Land: A Passover Haggadah

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Meg Waite Clayton
4:00pm
The Last Train to Lon­don

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Jenna Blum
7:00pm
The Lost Family

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Thursday, March 26

Helen Epstein
1:30pm
Franci's War

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Howard Reich
4:00pm
The Art of Invent­ing Hope: Inti­mate Con­ver­sa­tions With Elie Wiesel

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Joy Ladin
7:00pm
The Soul of the Stranger: Read­ing God and Torah from a Trans­gen­der Perspective

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Sunday, March 29

Marcia Berneger
1:30pm
A Drei­del in Time: A New Spin on an Old Tale
*This event is great for kids and their families!

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Yousef Bashir
4:00pm
The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine

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