Jewish book fairs

Jewish book fair kicks off Sunday

It must be fall in South Florida: The book fairs are beginning.

Local authors — novelist Rochelle Weinstein, fashion photographer Sharon Socol, biblical scholar Steve Liebowitz and memoirist Rabbi Solomon Schiff — will kick off the 33rd annual Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival on Sunday.

The presentation at the JCC, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall, begins with a photo exhibit and film at 2 p.m., with the authors appearing at 3 p.m.

The festival, which also includes appearances by political and religious writers as well as such novelists as Dara Horn, Naomi Ragen, Helene Wecker and Meg Wolitzer, runs through mid December. For a full schedule and ticket prices, visit

Also beginning this month in Davie: the David Posnack Jewish Community Center’s book festival, which kicks off Oct. 19 with Los Angeles prosecutor-turned-novelist Marcia Clark. Visit for a full schedule and ticket prices.

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