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Jewish Book Week Presents

Jewish Book Week presents a number of events outside of the festival period, both in hall and online. Browse these events here.

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Chanukah Family Day


18/12/2022 - 11:00 am

Join us at Jewish Museum London on Sunday 18 December, 11am-4.30pm, as we team up for a special Chanukah Family Day with donut-making, dreidel-spinning, Chanuki... read more

From the Ground Up: Building a new National Library of Israel

Contributor(s): Jason Frantzen | Hannah Rothschild | Oren Weinberg | Harry Rich

08/11/2022 - 7:30 pm

The new National Library of Israel (NLI), adjacent to the Knesset in Jerusalem, is on schedule to open its doors in 2023. The building, along with its surroundi... read more

Peter Sellers: Hollywood and Home Movies

Contributor(s): Ronni Ancona | Peter Lydon | Sarah Sellers | Jason Solomons

05/07/2022 - 7:00 pm

Internationally renowned for his performances in The Goon Show, The Pink Panther film series, Dr Strangelove and many more, Peter Sellers remained an enigm... read more

The Aventures of Saul Bellow


19/05/2022 - 6:00 pm

Winner of both the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, the late Jewish author Saul Bellow is considered to this day one of the giants of American letters. ... read more

Art Spiegelman & Hillary Chute in conversation with Jonathan Freedland

Contributor(s): Hillary Chute | Art Spiegelman | Jonathan Freedland

17/05/2022 - 8:00 pm

Part of BBC Arena at Jewish Book Week  From Superman to Maus, comic art has both subverted and triumphed over popular culture for almost a century. Our latest ... read more

BBC Arena at JBW – Linda McCartney: Behind the Lens

Contributor(s): Brian Clarke | Nicholas Claxton | Mary McCartney | Brett Rogers | Nicola Christie

29/03/2022 - 7:00 pm

Part of BBC Arena at Jewish Book Week  Linda McCartney was known globally in numerous roles: activist, entrepreneur, musician and, in her own words, ‘Jewish ... read more

Edmund de Waal: 70th Anniversary Keynote

Contributor(s): Edmund de Waal

06/03/2022 - 6:00 pm

‘Good for a Single Journey’: Families, Objects, Stories 1952 saw the first Jewish Book Week; four days of lectures and displays under the chairmanship of D... read more

The Island of Extraordinary Captives

Contributor(s): Simon Parkin

03/03/2022 - 1:00 pm

How did creativity flourish during one of our most shameful wartime missteps? In May 1940, faced with a country gripped by paranoia, Winston Churchill ordered ... read more

JBW 2022 Digipass

Contributor(s): Ruth Wisse | Josh Glancy | Amy Bloom | Devorah Baum | Nessa Rapoport | Sally Berkovic | Lewis R Gordon | Dennis Davis | David Grossman | Melvyn Bragg | Timothy Snyder | Claudia Kalb | Simon Parkin | Christopher Andrew

02/03/2022 - 12:00 pm

Jewish Book Week Digi-Pass gives access to all eight KPlayer (online streaming) events for £39.50. Including: Mourning & Evening – Monday 28 February... read more

Free Online Events at JBW2022

Contributor(s): Yoel Finkelman | Efraim Zuroff | Andrew Porwancher | Jeffrey Veidlinger | Ronen Steinke | Ollie Anisfeld | Stuart Halpern | Trudy Gold | Anne Joseph | Rachel Elior | Yigal Zalmona | Caron Sethill

28/02/2022 - 2:30 pm

Sign up below to receive links for our six fantastic free online events taking place between Monday 28 February and Monday 7 March: Jewish Magic – Monday ... read more

Howard Jacobson Talks With Melvyn Bragg

Contributor(s): Howard Jacobson | Melvyn Bragg

27/02/2022 - 4:15 pm

In Memory of Dr David Cohen CBE As Jewish Book Week celebrates its 70th anniversary one of the festival’s favourite speakers marks a milestone of his own as ... read more

Isaac Bashevis Singer: A long, long way

Contributor(s): Shalom Auslander | Evelyn T Beck | David Stromberg | Rebecca Abrams

07/12/2021 - 7:00 pm

Featuring access to the Arena film Isaac Singer’s Nightmare and Mrs Pupko’s Beard Part of Arena at Jewish Book Week  “I wouldn’t say that Yiddish... read more

Amy Winehouse: Songs, Style & St James’ Church

Contributor(s): Dale Davis | Philip King | Naomi Parry | Robert Elms

16/11/2021 - 7:00 pm

Featuring access to the Arena film Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle Part of Arena at Jewish Book Week   “The film really shows Amy as musician, so... read more

The Strange Death and Curious Rebirth of the Israeli Left

Contributor(s): Anshel Pfeffer | Dahlia Scheindlin

04/11/2021 - 7:00 pm

Once the nation’s political powerhouse, the Israeli left is now a bit player in the country it created and ruled. What is behind its dramatic demise? Coul... read more

Re-Discovering Hannah Senesh 100 Years After Her Birth

Contributor(s): Matan Barzilai | Trudy Gold

04/10/2021 - 6:00 pm

Jewish war hero and poet Hannah Senesh’s personal papers recently came to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem. Many of them are now going online for t... read more

The Collectors

Contributor(s): Edmund de Waal | James McAuley | Anne Sebba

31/08/2021 - 7:00 pm

Before the Second World War, several prominent French Jewish families built vast collections of art and treasures which sought to venerate beauty at a time of i... read more