London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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What is Jewish Book Week?

Jewish Book Week (JBW) is a vibrant nine-day annual festival of arts and ideas, featuring speakers from all over the world, presenting new voices as well as the pre-eminent in their fields, taking speakers around the country and into schools, awarding prizes, and making videos of most events freely available. Selected events are now put on outside the festival during the year.  

Why do we need your support?

Ticket sales alone cannot keep the festival running – they net only a third of our overall costs. It is only with the generous help of our supporters (you!) that the festival will continue to flourish and current ticket prices be maintained. 

Become a Friend with a minimum donation of £100 (for the season 2016-17)

Benefits are:

·         Invitation to a special Friends’ Reception

·         Accreditation as a Friend on our website

For any more information on this or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Fairbairn on 0207 446 8771 or at

JBW is a flagship event of the Jewish Book Council, a registered charity, whose mission is to stimulate thought and reading on all aspects of Jewish life, culture, history and literature.




The JBW Newsfeed

We're delighted to present award-winning author Jonathan Safran Foer in conversation with Hephzibah Anderson at JW3 on 28 May to celebrate the...
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
To mark the publication Memoirs and Reflections, Kissin’s vividly personal account of a life in and beyond music, including the people and events...
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Gifted debut novelists Eli Goldstone and Olivia Sudjic talk to Lucy Scholes on 17 May at Hanbury Street E1 in the first JBW event in...
Wednesday, 19 April 2017


David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.