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Events 2022

Jewish Book Week holds recordings of nearly 1000 of our past events. You can click on the boxes below to browse by festival year, or type in the fields to search for a speaker, event title or topic.

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How To Be Awesome: Lessons From Great Jewish Girls

Contributor(s): Batya Bricker

03/04/2022 - 1:00 pm

Child Ticket – £8.50 Adult Ticket – £10.50 Are you fearless? Fearlessness can be many things: speaking up against wrong, rescuing lives or inspiri... read more

Fantastic Animals: Free Workshop

Contributor(s): Carol Isaacs | Sharon Spitz

03/04/2022 - 12:00 pm

Have you ever seen a squiraffe? It’s a magical combination of a squirrel and a giraffe, very talented at spotting nuts from a distance. Join us for this f... read more

Michael Rosen: Please Write Soon

Contributor(s): Michael Rosen | Jodie Lancet-Grant

03/04/2022 - 11:00 am

Child Ticket – £9.50 Adult Ticket – £13.50 A special pre-publication event with a very special author. Michael Rosen joins us to discuss his life... read more

Letters of Light

Contributor(s): Rachel Elior | Yigal Zalmona | Caron Sethill

07/03/2022 - 6:00 pm

Please note that this event has moved from a previously advertised date and time. This event will be at 6pm (GMT) / 8pm (IST). Micha Ullman’s “Lette... read more

Don Black, Marti Webb & Michael Grade

Contributor(s): Don Black | Marti Webb | Michael Grade

06/03/2022 - 7:45 pm

A fitting finale to the 70th anniversary Jewish Book Week; an evening of live music and memories celebrating the Oscar, Olivier and Tony winner Don Black, the... read more

Bible Stories from Within

Contributor(s): Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet | Gabriel Josipovici | Rabbi Zahavit Shalev

06/03/2022 - 7:45 pm

Please note that this event has moved from a previously advertised date and time. They are often most familiar as the simplified versions we learn as children; ... read more

Thatcher: The End

Contributor(s): David Young | Caroline Slocock | Zoe Strimpel

06/03/2022 - 7:45 pm

Admirers and detractors alike agree that Margaret Thatcher’s premiership changed the country. The final years of her tenure continue to fascinate and we are j... read more

Worlds Apart

Contributor(s): Nadia Ragozhina | Sandra Myers

06/03/2022 - 7:15 pm

Two brothers grow up on the Jewish streets of Warsaw. Adolphe moves to Switzerland while Marcus, inspired by Communism, moves east. A century later Marcus’s g... read more

Looking for an Enemy

Contributor(s): Natasha Lehrer | Gideon Reuveni | Daniel Trilling | Jo Glanville

06/03/2022 - 6:15 pm

What drives those who hate Jews? 75 years after the Shoah, conspiracy theories about Jews are back in the mainstream, from the left and the right; from the Pitt... read more

Can We Talk About Israel

Contributor(s): Daniel Sokatch | Anshel Pfeffer

06/03/2022 - 6:00 pm

Can’t you just explain the Israel situation to me? In, like, 10 minutes or less? This is the question Daniel Sokatch, head of the New Israel Fund, is used... read more

Going Solo

Contributor(s): Francesca Specter

06/03/2022 - 5:30 pm

Now we’re more connected than ever online, spending time alone or being single can seem against the grain, despite being an experience shared by millions. A ... read more


Contributor(s): Menachem Kaiser | Jenni Frazer

06/03/2022 - 4:30 pm

In 2015 Menachem Kaiser discovered that the grandfather he had never met had tried for 30 years to reclaim an apartment building in Sosnowiec that had belonged... read more

Ridley Road: Fighting the Fascists

Contributor(s): Jo Bloom | Steve Silver | Dave Rich

06/03/2022 - 4:15 pm

50 years after its formation, the story of the anti-fascist 62 Group – the successor to the 43 Group, two veterans of which joined us at Jewish Book Week 2020... read more

The Olive-Green Rucksack

Contributor(s): Jaana Johansson | David Lawson

06/03/2022 - 3:45 pm

Journalist Jaana Johansson tells the remarkable tale of her friend Josef Salomonovic (Pepek) who entrusted her with his true story – a story of deportation ... read more

How to be a Refugee

Contributor(s): Simon May | Kavita Puri

06/03/2022 - 2:45 pm

Philosopher and author Simon May joins us to discuss his powerfully moving family memoir, taking on questions of home and belonging that continue to press in on... read more

The Vaccine

Contributor(s): Joe Miller | Anshel Pfeffer

06/03/2022 - 2:45 pm

In January 2020, just weeks after the first known case and months before it took grip globally, immunologist Uğur Şahin told Özlem Türeci, his wife and de... read more