Author Events

Our book talks showcase leading authors and popular personalities. Attendees have the opportunity to hear, meet and discuss ideas with best-selling authors. Each event is a unique and memorable experience.

We are presenting both in-person events in our theatre, and remote programs, some in partnership with other JCC's. This year's lineup is particularly strong. Be inspired and entertained.

Smiling Mature Woman in Formal wear Holding a Book

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”

Anna Quindlen in How Reading Changed My Life

Upcoming Events

Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties
Bloomberg journalist David De Jong will present his landmark work of investigative journalism, revealing how Germany’s wealthiest business dynasties amassed untold money and power by abetting the atrocities of the Third Reich. We’ll learn how companies like Daimler-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, and BMW still dominate, not having reckoned with their dark pasts.
De Jong will be in conversation with Professor Thorin Tritter.
Thursday, 10/13, 10:45 am, $20/$25
Co-sponsored with the James H Grossmann Memorial Jewish Book Month Endowment

What’s So Funny?
Iconic New Yorker cartoonist and author David Sipress will discuss his childhood on the Upper West Side in the age of Sputnik and JFK. Combining some of his funniest cartoons with his personal narrative, he’ll share stories about his life, his family and his musings on creativity and art. 
Thursday, 11/10, 12:45 pm, $20/$25
Co-sponsored with the James H Grossmann Memorial Jewish Book Month Endowment

Celebrity Authors in Your Living Room

Political and cultural icons talk to you from their living rooms while you’re home in yours.
Note: This event is presented through the JCC Atlanta. Register at the link provided below.

The Book Festival of the MJCCA, The Streicker Center Temple Emanu-El, NYC, and the National JCC Literary Consortium Present
A Virtual Evening with Benjamin Netanyahu, Bibi: My Story
Zoom Author Talk

Thursday, 10/20, 7pm EDT

This event is virtual and will be live-streamed on zoom! A book purchase is required to access the stream.

In this sweeping volume, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu recounts growing up in Israel and America, the prominent legacy of his family in the birth of Zionism, his service in an elite unit of the Israeli Defense Forces, and the devastating impact of the death of his brother Yoni, who was killed while leading his men in the historic rescue of 102 hostages in Entebbe, Uganda. He provides his singular perspective on the geopolitics of the Middle East, his successful efforts to modernize the Israeli economy, and his negotiations with Presidents Clinton, Obama, and Trump to secure the future of his country.

This powerful, heartfelt and eloquently written account from the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history weaves together his gripping personal story with the dramatic history of Israel and the Jewish people.