On Sunday, December 11, 2022 beginning at 10:00 AM, the Museum will present its first-ever New York Jewish Book Festival, featuring talks, panels, and author signings. The daylong event will touch on themes of Jewish heritage including culture and history, modern life and literature, the Holocaust, food and cookbooks, and books for kids and families.

The New York Jewish Book Festival is free to the public and there will be books for sale in the Museum’s Pickman Gift Shop and by individual authors and invited organizations, just in time for the winter holidays.

Among the highlights in store will be a panel of well-known photographers discussing their work photographing Holocaust survivors and a new biography of businessman and philanthropist Edmond J. Safra, after whom the Museum’s theater is named. Keynotes will feature illustrator and author Maira Kalman on her new book, Women Holding ThingsGary Shteyngart, author of Our Country Friends; and a conversation with Michael Twitty, the Southern Jewish television personality, blogger, and author of Koshersoul.

The full program, with registration for the keynote events, will be published closer to the festival.