The Museum of Jewish Heritage – a Living Memorial to the Holocaust – presents its first-ever New York Jewish Book Festival, featuring talks, panels, and author signings. The daylong event will touch on themes of Jewish heritage including culture and history, modern life and literature, the Holocaust, food and cookbooks, and books for kids and families.
Festival features appearances by: Maira Kalman, A.O. Scott, Mark Harris, Annette Insdorf, Gary Shteyngart, Alex Halberstadt, Michael Twitty, Jane Ziegelman, Sloane Crosley, Isabel Kaplan, Stephanie Butnick, Martin Schoeller, B.A. Van Sise, Jonathan Alpeyrie, Bob Mankoff, Liana Finck, Rebecca Soffer, Stacy London, Joy Ladin, Gregg Bordowitz, David and Willie Zabar
Keynotes feature illustrator and author Maira Kalman on her new book, Women Holding Things; Gary Shteyngart, author of Our Country Friends; and a conversation with the famed culinary historian and author Michael Twitty, the Southern Jewish television personality, blogger, and author of Koshersoul. Highlights also include panels of well-known photographers – Martin Schoeller, B.A. Van Sise, and Jonathan Alpeyrie – discussing their work photographing Holocaust survivors, and a new biography of businessman and philanthropist Edmond J. Safra, after whom the Museum’s theater is named.