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Jewish Federation of Greater Naples announces the 7th Annual Jewish Book Festival

The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples announces the 7th Annual Jewish Book Festival Nov. 9-March 17, which includes in-person and virtual events with 17 authors.

“The Jewish Book Festival brings a showcase of Jewish authors and books to our community,” said Gayle Dorio, Jewish Book Festival chairperson for the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples. “We strive to enrich and engage members of our community and provide opportunities to come together for education and social experiences.”

Events and books at the Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival 2021-22 include:

  • “The New Chardonnay: The Unlikely Story of How Marijuana Went Mainstream,” by Heather Cabot, Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m., virtual, $10
  • “Can Robots Be Jewish? And Other Pressing Questions of Modern Life,” by Amy Schwartz, Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., virtual, $10
  • “The Last Green Valley,” by Mark Sullivan, Monday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m., virtual, $10
  • “The Light of Days,” by Judy Batalion, Thursday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m., virtual, $10
  • “Send for Me,” by Lauren Fox, Friday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m., virtual, $10
  • “You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility,” by Annabelle Gurwitch, Friday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m., in person at Beth Tikvah and virtual, $18
  • “How Magicians Think,” by Joshua Jay, Thursday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m., in person at Hilton Naples and virtual, $25
  • “The Nazi’s Granddaughter,” by Silvia Foti, Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., virtual $10
  • “All the World’s a Stage Fright,” by Bob Abelman, Wednesday, Jan. 19 at noon, virtual, $10
  • “The Sword of David,” by Charles Lichtman and “Universal Love,” by Alexander Weinstein, Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., in person at Hilton Naples and virtual, $25
  • “Unstoppable: Siggi Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor & Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend,” by Joshua Greene, Wednesday, Feb. 2 and 7 p.m., People of the Book event, in person only, Temple Shalom, $36
  • “X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II,” by Leah Garrett, Thursday, Feb. 10. 2 p.m., virtual, $10
  • “The Last Mona Lisa,” by Jonathan Santlofer and “The Unexpected Spy,” by Tracy Walder, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m., in person at Naples Jewish Congregation and virtual, $18
  • “The Orphans Daughter,” by Jan Cherubin, Friday, Feb. 25, noon, virtual, $10
  • “Wonderful Guy: Conversations of the Great Men of Musical Theater,” by Eddie Shapiro, Thursday, March 17, 2 p.m., in person at Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, and virtual, $18

Festival patron opportunities are still available for $118, $225 and $500 per person and include benefits such as pre-registration for each event.

Books can be purchased at Barnes & Noble or Amazon. To register for events or purchase books, visit www.JewishBookFestival.org. Zoom links for virtual events will be emailed to registered participants one to two hours before each event.

About Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples is the thread that runs through the fabric of the Jewish Community, its organizations and services, connecting us all. The Federation supports programs for Jewish people and the entire community in need in the greater Naples area, Israel and throughout the world, providing food for the hungry and counseling for the troubled, spearheading rescue and relief efforts for isolated Jews in distressed regions, and funding innovative Jewish educational and unity initiatives. The Federation creates a sense of community for thousands of Jewish residents in Greater Naples and its surrounding areas by creating and supporting programs to further Jewish learning, identity, pride and culture. Federation meets the challenge of providing for the needs of our Jewish brethren, wherever they may be, from young children and families to seniors. For information, visit jewishnaples.org, call 239-263-4205 or email info@jewishnaples.org.

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