Jewish Book Festival

The Mandell JCC's Jewish Book Festival showcases literary works from Jewish authors, the Jewish perspective or Jewish values. Each season, our Signature Events span several months over the course of year, bringing in a wide range of authors and topics. Discussions include the author's process in creating a novel, beauty and wellness tips from fashion magazine editors, fascinating fiction, haunting true stories from history, hot book club topics and more.

Tickets are sold online and at the JCC Box Office, 860-231-6316.

For more information on our Jewish Book Festival, contact Jill Ziplow, 




Saturday, January 12 – 7:00 pm

Mike Reiss

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies From a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

You will literally laugh out loud with Mike Reiss, a four-time Emmy Award-Winning writer and producer for the long-running show, The Simpsons. Mike will share a laugh-out-loud account of how 'The Simpsons' came to be and will discuss the behind-the-scenes account of television’s first family.




Monday, January 21 – 7:00 pm

Sally Kohn

The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity

As part of a Mandell JCC Martin Luther King Jr day program, this FREE event featuring Sally’s thought-provoking book will start an important community conversation.



Tuesday, May 14 – 7:00 pm

Summer Reading Event

B.A. Shapiro and Susie Orman Schnall

Start your summer with great reads from authors B.A. Shapiro and Susie Orman Schnall and their newest fiction titles – The Collector’s Apprentice and The Subway Girls.

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