I am writing today on behalf of The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys’ Jewish Book Festival. Our community’s generosity has been a cornerstone of our community's growth and cultural enrichment. With your support, the Jewish Book Festival can further flourish, nurturing the vibrant tapestry of our Jewish community.

This Fall, the 26th annual Jewish Book Festival, our celebration of Jewish literature, values, and heritage, will take place during what portends to be challenging times. We invite you to join our Literary Circle to help ensure the Festival's ongoing success. Community members’ support of the Literary Circle has a direct impact, supporting crucial aspects of the Festival such as author travel, venue expenses, essential equipment for virtual and hybrid events, as well as vital marketing and outreach initiatives.

In recognition of your valued partnership with the Literary Circle, you will receive acknowledgment in the Jewish Book Festival brochure and at all Festival events. Additionally, as a token of our appreciation, you will be cordially invited to a special reception with the featured author at our closing event. Furthermore, your contribution has the option to be dedicated in honor or memory of someone special, adding a more personal touch to your support.

On behalf of the Jewish Book Festival Committee, the Jewish Federation, and our entire community, we extend our hope that you will join us this year by supporting the Literary Circle. Together, we can continue to support Jewish literature, promote cultural understanding, take pride in our history and heritage, and make a lasting impact on our community.

Please donate by August 12, 2024, in order to be included in the 26th Annual Jewish Book Festival brochure.

Warmest regards,

Shelley Klein
Jewish Book Festival Committee Chair

2024 Jewish Book Festival Committee

Shelley Klein - Chair


Susan Hain | Barbara Levinson | Linda Mazur

Jan McFarlane | Deborah Noble | Denise Schaefer

Debby Singer | Andrea Tarr | Myra Weiss


Rebecca Russell - Program &  Community Outreach Director

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