The 23rd Austin Jewish Book Fair

Thursday, Nov. 2, through Nov. 12

Events take place at the Jewish Community Association of Austin Hall (7300 Hart, Dell Jewish Campus) unless otherwise noted. For more information or to buy tickets, see, or call 866/468-7621 or 735-8076.

*Highly recommended event

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Thursday, Nov. 2


Opening night: Elie Wiesel (sold out)

Saturday, Nov. 4


Saturday Night Live* with Jewtopia authors Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson

$12/$10 students, seniors, JCAA members

<i>Jewtopia</i> authors Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson
Jewtopia authors Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson

Sunday, Nov. 5


Bagels and Books*: Marshall Karp (The Rabbit Factory) and David Margolick (Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a World on the Brink)



Michelle Goldberg
Michelle Goldberg

A Book With a View*: Michelle Goldberg** (Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism)



Israeli Book Club Event: David Brog (Standing With Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State)


Monday, Nov. 6


A Night of Current Events: George Friedman (America's Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between America and Its Enemies)


Wednesday, Nov. 8


Life Lessons: Rabbi Irwin Kula (Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life)


Thursday, Nov. 9


Book Lover's Luncheon*: Elinor Lipman (My Latest Grievance) and Merrill Markoe (Walking in Circles Before Lying Down)

$22/$18 students, seniors, JCAA members


Austin Local Authors Night*: Robin Chotzinoff (Holy Unexpected: My New Life as a Jew), Josh Frank** (Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies), Trevor Romain** (The Other Side of the Invisible Fence)

$7/$5 students, seniors, JCAA members

Nov. 11

The 23rd Austin Jewish Book Fair
8:30pm A Night of Chicks and Flicks*: Lynn Isenberg (The Funeral Planner), Devyani Saltzman (Shooting Water: A Memoir of Second Chances, Family, and Filmmaking), Jill Soloway** (Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants)

$12/$10 students, seniors, JCAA members

Nov. 12


Kids' Day: Ellen Sabin (The Hero Book)



Lawrence Kushner (Kabbalah: A Love Story): A Night to Love


Also this week ...

Those interested in applying for the truly awe-inspiring Dobie Paisano Fellowship might like to know that the deadline for the 2007-08 version – which, like always, includes a six-month stay at a sprawling ranch and a $2,000 monthly stipend – is Jan. 26, 2007. Applicants must meet at least one of the following requirements: be a native Texan, have lived in Texas for at least three years, or have published writing that has a Texas subject. Visit or e-mail Audrey Slate, director, at for more information.

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride: The 15th annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest. The deadline is Dec. 15. See ad below for the official rules and regs – there are so many it will make your head spin – or visit

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