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Dear Community, 

The 24th annual Jewish Book Festival is coming up this Fall and we couldn’t be more excited.  As you probably know, the Jewish Book Festival is one of the valuable ways we at the Jewish Federation work to keep our community connected.


Community support has been invaluable not just for helping our community attract top authors, but also to help us meet the technology challenges of the past two years. Thanks to that generosity, we’ve been able to bring our community exciting conversations with eminent authors as far away as Israel and the UK. We’ve been able to go from all-virtual basic events to running hybrid in-person/livestreaming moderated events smoothly and securely. Attendance at our events last year was higher than ever, including many audience members from out of state!


This year, we’re partnering with our synagogues across the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys to co-host more dynamic in-person/webinar hybrid events. We’re expanding the Jewish Book Festival itself with more events and a broader range of topics to reach an even more diverse audience, including younger readers, and Jews of different backgrounds.


Literary Circle members will be acknowledged in the Jewish Book Festival brochure as well as in print and online publicity. You may designate your contribution in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special. To be included in the 2022 Jewish Book Festival brochure, please be sure to return the enclosed form by August 4, 2022.


Thank you in advance for helping us bring our large and diverse Jewish community together in celebration of Jewish Book Month. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Jewish Book Festival.


Linda Mazur
Jewish Book Festival Committee Chair


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2022 Jewish Book Festival Committee

Linda Mazur Chair


Barbara Droutman | Rochelle Klein | Barbara Levinson | Deborah Noble | Denise Schaefer

 Debby Singer | Ruth Slater | Andrea Tarr | Myra Weiss


Rebecca Russell - Program &  Community Outreach Director

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