2015 Jewish Book & Arts Fair

Rabbi Sacks
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Photo by Blake Ezra

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents a 43-year tradition of authors, music, theatre, and films during the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Fair. The two-week mega event offers a daily opportunity to be inspired, informed and entertained through literature, culture, and performing arts.

Opening night is always free and open to the public. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks will kick off the fair on Sunday, November 1 speaking about his new book, Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence. Rabbi Sacks tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism.

Highlights of the fair include former moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, David Gregory, who will present his new book, How’s Your Faith: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey. Our overly wired lives are tackled by both Joshua Cohen in Book of Numbers and Elyssa Friedland in Love and Miss Communication.  Former “Meyerlander” poet and critic, David Biespiel (A Long High Whistle) will lead a poetry master class followed by a reading. Woodstock legend Steve Katz closes out the Fair with an entertaining performance showcasing his new book, Blood, Sweat, and My Rock ‘n’ roll Years.

The full schedule can be found on the event website.

Event Details


11.17.15 | 7:00 pm
11.15.15 | 11:00 am
11.14.15 | 8:00 pm
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11.13.15 | 1:00 pm
11.12.15 | 12:00 pm
11.11.15 | 5:00 pm
11.10.15 | 7:30 pm
11.9.15 | 6:00 pm
11.8.15 | 9:00 am
11.7.15 | 8:00 pm
11.5.15 | 7:30 pm
11.4.15 | 12:00 pm
11.3.15 | 7:30 pm
11.2.15 | 10:00 am
11.1.15 | 12:00 pm


Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096

Ticket Info

$80 for members, $120 for the general public. Free for students with student ID. $10 Series Pass Discount for Seniors 60 and over.