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Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair: Nov. 1-28

Shannon Sarna

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair taking place Nov. 1-28.

Weinstein JCC will host six author events (4 virtual and 2 in-person) in a wide variety of genres.

Special thanks to book fair committee chairs, Claudia Biegler and Gail Werner as well as committee members Deborah Cohen, Frona Colker, Debra Kirk, Marci Linas, Isabel Paul, Barbara Rigney, Barbara Simon, Ann Weinberg, and Betty Weissbecker for their valuable input, advice and guidance in selecting this season’s authors.

See below for our featured author events. A full listing of book fair events can be found at www.weinsteinjcc.org.

Book & Author Showcase: The Locals will take place in-person on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. and spotlight local authors, David L. Robbins and Kris Spisak.

David’s book, “Isaac’s Beacon,” is a sweeping historical tale based on the real events of Israel’s founding—bringing alive the power and complexities of the birth of the Jewish state out of the ashes of the Holocaust.

It is the first in a series of Robbins’ novels that will explore the tumultuous, complex history and lasting impact of Israel’s creation.

In Kris’s book, “The Baba Yaga Mask,” we take a journey from Poland to Slovakia to Hungary and beyond, as two sisters who are looking for their missing grandmother navigate the steps of Ukrainian folk dance, the cliff-side paths of Slovak Paradise National Park, and the stark realities of war, emigration, folktales, and feminism, all for the sake of chasing who they’re starting to believe is a true Baba Yaga.

Understanding their family’s roots has never been more clear.

Shannon Sarna, editor of the popular Jewish food blog, “The Nosher” and author of bestselling cookbooks including “Modern Jewish Baker” and her new cookbook, “Modern Jewish Comfort Food,” will be our special book fair guest on Thursday, Nov. 17 at noon.

Sarna will join us for a book talk and cooking demonstration while attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Yossi Goel using Sarna’s recipes. For tickets visit www.weinsteinjcc.org.

The Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair will also have a selection of books available for purchase beginning Monday, Nov. 1 in the Richard A. Arenstein lobby.

Books will include those that are part of the Jewish Book Council, visiting author books and children’s, all by Jewish authors or with Jewish themes.

The Weinstein JCC is supported, in part, by a generous annual contribution, and programming grants from the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond.