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Jewish Book Week at JW3

Jewish Book Week is delighted to present a series of festival events at JW3. Buy a ticket for a single event, or get a discount by booking a double bill ticket for two events on the same day. Book signings will take place after each event and a festival bookshop will be running throughout. Jewish Book Week 2017 runs from 25 February to 5 March. All Jewish Book Week at JW3 events are £8 per ticket or £12 for a same day double bill.


Monday 27 February


My Dear Ones

1pm

£8, £12 Double Bill

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg interweaves the story of his family during the 1930s and 40s with the tragic unfolding of events in WW2 Europe, in a beautifully written narrative.


Perpetrators & Their Victims

2.30pm

£8, £12 Double Bill

Anthony Rudolf recounts the tragic story of his cousin Jerzyk, the only child suicide in the archives of Yad Vashem. In Kasztner’s Crime, Paul Bogdanor argues that Kasztner, forced into collaboration with Eichmann, sacrificed the lives of many to save a very few. The event’s moderator, Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, owes his life to Kasztner’s intervention.


Tuesday 28 February


Maureen Lipman On & Off the Stage

1pm

£8, £12 Double Bill

Maureen Lipman is a magnet on stage, drawing all eyes to her. A woman of many gifts, she also has an active professional life offstage as a writer and journalist. With an inventive new book of caricatures of the famous; It’s a Jungle Out There, she appears in her many personae.


The Refusal to be Vanquished

2.30pm

£8, £12 Double Bill

Refusing to be defined by the tragic events of WW2, two remarkable women reveal their inimitable life stories. Patron of the arts, Rosa Lipworth CBE, and Dorit Oliver-Wolff, whose memoir From Yellow Star to Pop Star recounts the story of her rise to fame in post-war Berlin, talk to acclaimed author Anne Sebba.


Wednesday 1 March


Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe

1pm

£8, £12 Double Bill

Heidi Kingstone, a Canadian-born foreign correspondent, has interviewed many key international figures, from Benjamin Netanyahu to Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind. In conversation with journalist and former editor of Cosmopolitan, Linda Kelsey, she talks about the places she has lived in, the people she has met and the issues and conflicts she has covered.


Introducing Barbara Honigmann

2.30pm

£8, £12 Double Bill

Barbara Honigmann is Germany’s foremost Jewish writer and the recipient of multiple awards. Author, journalist, theatre director and artist, her work explores the complexities associated with being a Jew in post-WW2 Germany. Honigmann’s mother was Kim Philby’s first wife and her father chief editor of the Berliner Zeitung. She is in conversation with Dr Robert Gillett.


Thursday 2 March


Rabbi, I have a Problem

1pm

£8, £12 Double Bill

The JC’s Rabbinic authorities – Naftali Brawer and Jonathan Romain – will consider all your quandaries about matters Jewish from their respective Orthodox and Progressive points of view. A new collection of their JC columns both informs and entertains.


Men of the World; Men of the Word

2.30pm

£8, £12 Double Bill

His Honour Barrington Black was one of the UK’s best-known criminal defence lawyers. His old brother-in-arms, journalist and broadcaster, Michael Freedland, is author of more than 40 biographies and presenter, among other radio shows, of the celebrated You Don’t Have To Be Jewish. Led by Jonathan Goldberg QC, they take us into the secret worlds of the judiciary and the media.


Sunday 29 January


Bookniks

1-6pm

£4 Child, £4 Adult (most sessions)

Jewish Book Week and JW3 bring you Bookniks, our very own children's book festival. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of stories, craft, puppetry and some of the most exciting children's writers around. Sessions cost £4 per adult or child, unless otherwise stated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all sessions..