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JCC Book & Arts Fair

There’s something for every age & everyone is welcome.

June 4-21, 2018

Join us for our 52nd annual Book and Arts Fair celebration featuring authors, poets, playwrights, artists, film screenings and more! We are excited to be showcasing many local talents from Western New York. There is something for everyone in this year’s line-up!

Book & Arts Fair at a Glance


Monday, June 4, 7:30pm

Author: Mark Goldman, Albright: The Life and Times of John J. Albright
A revealing story of one of Buffalo’s most important industrialists.





Wednesday, June 6, 7:30pm

Playwright: Howard Wolf, Home at the End of the Day: An American Family Drama in Three Acts
Directed by Michael Lodick, starring Richard Lambert, Joy Scime and Steve Rosenthal





Sunday, June 10, 2:00pm

The Fred H. Sales Music Fund presents: A SPECTACULAR VARIETY SHOW
Starring Magician Todd Nelson and The Twins from France, Acrobats Yaakov and Yisroel Gurion. Share the fun with the whole family!
Location: Temple Beth Tzedek




Tuesday, June 12, 7:30pm

Word Weavers: A Memoir Writing Group at the JCC
Enjoy an intimate evening of shared stories, written by members of the Word Weavers Writing Group, a program at the JCC.





Wednesday, June 13, 7:30pm

Poet: Philip Terman: “A Reading from Our Portion: New and Selected Poems”
This big hearted, large-minded book is rich in its religious heritage yet wonderfully ironic.





Monday, June 18, 7:30pm

Author: Arlene Burrows, A Return To Chelm
The author's paternal grandparents' families were residents of Chelm, Poland. Seventy-two of them were murdered in the Holocaust.





Tuesday, June 19, 7:30pm

Film: Keep the Change
A romantic comedy set in a world where no character is typical.
Presented by Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival and Yad B’ Yad





Thursday, June 21, 7:30pm

Author: Clinton Brown, Becoming Elmwood: Buffalo’s Olmsted Parkway Neighborhood
This beautiful book educates and enlightens readers to the history and origins of Elmwood Village’s enduring character.
Location: Sisterhood Chapel at Temple Beth Zion

People of the Book

Please help keep our JCC Book & Arts Fair strong by becoming a People of the Book supporter!  People of the Book is a special Jewish Center Endowment Fund, administered by the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies.  Call 688-4114 x337 for more information.

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Temple Beth Tzedek, Temple Beth Zion, Congregation Havurah, Holocaust Resource Center, Daniel and Gunilla Kester, Yad B' Yad, Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival, Charles and Penny Shuman, Rabbi Avrohom Meir and Chaya Shuman, The Great Buffalo Jewbilee Cultural Festival, The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies