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RJBF is thrilled to be partnering with the JCC Literary Consortium to bring you
Book Festival In Your Living Room, a series of author Zoom talks and Q&As.

JCC Literary Consortium: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boulder, Cherry Hill, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Palm Beach Gardens, Palo Alto, Rochester, and Seattle (not all JCCs participate in all programs)


deepak-chopra

Wednesday, September 30, 8pm
DEEPAK CHOPRA
Total Meditation:
Practices in Living the Awakened Life
 

With guest host Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer

Tickets: $31– 1 virtual ticket + one copy of Total Meditation 

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 Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium

 

  


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Tuesday, October 13, 6:30pm
BRAD MELTZER + CHRISOPHER ELIOPOULOS
I am Anne Frank / I am Benjamin Franklin
 

In conversation with Holly Firfer

Tickets: $6 

Books:
I am Anne Frank $17
I am Benjamin Franklin $17
 

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 Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium


steve-madden

Thursday, October 15, 8pm
STEVE MADDEN
The Cobbler:
How I Disrupted an Industry, Fell From Grace, and Came Back Stronger Than Ever
 

In conversation with Holly Firfer

Tickets: $11

Book: The Cobbler $27  

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 Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium

 

 


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OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 1


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 OPENING DAY! HOSTS OF "UNORTHODOX" PODCAST

Newish-Jewish-Encyclopedia

Sunday, October 25, 7:30pm
STEPHANIE BUTNICK & LIEL LEIBOVITZ
The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia:
From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between
 

In conversation with Stacey Freed, RJBF Co-Chair

TICKETS: $11

BOOK: The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between $36

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 A MEMOIR OF LIFE, LOVE, AND LOSS


Jason-Rosenthal

Monday, October 26, 7:30pm
JASON ROSENTHAL
My Wife Said You May Want To Marry Me:
A Memoir
 

In conversation with Pam Sherman

TICKETS: $11

BOOK: My Wife Said You May Want To Marry Me: A Memoir $27

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 A NIGHT OF FUN WITH ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST INSPIRING RABBIS


Avram-Mlotek

Tuesday, October 27, 7:30pm
AVRAM MLOTEK
Why Jews Do That: Or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered
 
TICKETS: $11

BOOK: Why Jews Do That: Or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered $23

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CELEBRATING SUFFRAGE - 100 YEARS
Wednesday, October 28

Laura-Kumin

Wednesday, October 28, 10am
LAURA KUMIN
All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women's Right to Vote
 
TICKETS: $6

BOOK: All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women's Right to Vote $29

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Marlene-Trestman

Wednesday, October 28, 12pm
MARLENE TRESTMAN
Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin
 

In conversation with Jane Sutter, author and former journalist at the Democrat & Chronicle

TICKETS: $6

BOOK: Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin $24

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RJBF Ronny-Frishman

Wednesday, October 28, 2pm
RONNY FRISHMAN
Nina Allender, Suffrage Cartoonist
 
TICKETS: $6

BOOK: Nina Allender, Suffrage Cartoonist $8

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Jennifer-Steinhauer

Wednesday, October 28, 4pm
JENNIFER STEINHAUER
The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress
 

In conversation with Karen Magnuson, former executive editor of the Democrat & Chronicle

TICKETS: $6

BOOK: The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress $28

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Jill-Wine-Banks

Wednesday, October 28, 7:30pm
JILL WINE-BANKS
The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President
 

In conversation with Jill Paperno, president of the Monroe County Bar Association and past president of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys

TICKETS: $11

BOOK: The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President $28

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 LET'S LEARN ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION...JUST IN TIME!


Ben-Sheehan

Thursday, October 29, 7:30pm
BEN SHEEHAN
OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy is Supposed to Work
 

In conversation with Steve Levitsky, RJBF Co-Chair

TICKETS: $11

BOOK: OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy is Supposed to Work is currently on backorder. Check back for updates when it becomes available!

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HISTORICAL FICTION PANEL - FESTIVAL FAVORITE
Friday, October 30, 12pm

Charles-Belfoure

Friday, October 30, 12pm
CHARLES BELFOURE
The Fabergé Secret
 

Part of the Annual Fiction Panel, moderated by Ellen Comisar

TICKETS: $6

BOOK: The Fabergé Secret is set to be released on January 5, 2021

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Talia-Carner

Friday, October 30, 12pm
TALIA CARNER
The Third Daughter
 

Part of the Annual Fiction Panel, moderated by Ellen Comisar

TICKETS: $6

BOOK: The Third Daughter $17

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Meg-Waite-Clayton

Friday, October 30, 12pm
MEG WAITE CLAYTON
The Last Train to London
 

Part of the Annual Fiction Panel, moderated by Ellen Comisar

TICKETS: $6

BOOK: The Last Train to London $17

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CLOSING DAY! INSTAGRAM DARLING DANIELLE RENOV


Danielle-Renov

Sunday, November 1, 10am
DANIELLE RENOV
Peas, Love, & Carrots
 

In conversation with Julie Nusbaum, President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

TICKETS: $6

BOOK: Peas, Love, & Carrots is curently unavailable through our bookseller

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MORE NOVEMBER EVENTS COMING SOON!