Welcome to our 20th anniversary!
How fortunate we are to be able to celebrate 20 years of Jewish culture and literature this year! We are so thankful to Sheldon Lane, who fostered and nourished the concept for this Festival 20 years ago, and to the Lane Dworkin family, who have continued Sheldon’s dream of bringing Jewish culture to our community.
A book can take us on adventures we would never otherwise experience, sending us to countries we might not ever visit and introducing us to people we might never meet. A book allows us to climb mountains, dive in the ocean, drive too fast and try on different personalities, and a good book has the power to transform.
As we celebrate this very special 20th year, we hope to transform your experience of the Festival by bringing you events and experiences never before offered.
Join us for a beer at our Men’s Comedy Night, sip some wine and taste tapas at our red carpet Women’s Fashion Show, listen to literary excellence from Erika Driefus, Jay Michaelson and Jillian Medoff, have dinner with Daniel Gordis, and martinis with Delia Ephron. It’s a Festival, and it’s going to be fantastic!
We especially thank the Farash Foundation for their support of our Special 20th Anniversary celebration this year.
We hope you will join us for a truly transformative celebration! See you at the Festival.
Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival Mission Statement
The Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival exists to create a showcase for Jewish authors and/or books of Jewish content. In so doing, the Festival promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people; strengthens community consciousness of Jewish identity, history and culture; and provides a community forum to stimulate dynamic and provocative dialogue.