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

Take advantage of our huge library of free audio talks by subscribing to our podcast feed. Download our podcasts onto your device to catch up on...
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Jewish Book Week speaker David Grossman was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his novel, A Horse Walks Into a Bar at a ceremony...
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Jewish Book Week speaker Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 for her fourth novel, The Power, it was announced...
Thursday, 8 June 2017


Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.