Lane Dworkin Rochester Jewish Book Festival

October 24–November 18

Welcome to Your Fest, Your Way!

2021 Festival Schedule

You can view this year’s schedule a few different ways!

Sunday, October 24, 7:30pm
In-Person at the JCC Hart Theater!


Squirrel Hill:
The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood

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Visit our bookstore partner at at any time for festival books and a curated selection of Jewish titles.

Featured author books will be for sale at in-person events.

Join us for this six-part monthly Bestselling Author Series featuring some of the most talked-about fiction of 2021. These six bestselling authors will Zoom into Rochester to talk about their books and answer your questions. Great for book clubs!

Save more and buy a Series Pass for $40. (Individual events are $10 each.)

See the Carl Lasky Audience Favorite Award winners from the 2021 Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival:

Aulcie – Best Documentary
My Name Is Sara – Best Narrative

Available Monday, November 8, 11am through Wednesday, November 10, 11am

Support the Festival

Thank you to our generous supporters for allowing us to continue bringing quality Jewish literature to the Rochester community.