The upcoming year will feature virtual Jewish Book Council
author events.




Register for all or any of the events and  get the link to purchase books.


You will receive the Zoom link upon completion of your registration.
You may register for multiple authors at one time.


SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2021 4PM

David E. Lowe retired as Vice Pres­i­dent for Gov­ern­ment Rela­tions and Pub­lic Affairs for the bipar­ti­san Nation­al Endow­ment for Democ­ra­cy in 2016, which he joined in 1989. Dr. Lowe has taught at three uni­ver­si­ties, con­sult­ed for the Unit­ed States Holo­caust Memo­r­i­al Muse­um and UN Watch, and worked in the Civ­il Rights Divi­sion of the Anti-Defama­tion League. He won the 2019 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award for Biography.


David G. Mar­well, for­mer direc­tor of the Muse­um of Jew­ish Her­itage in New York City, worked on the Men­gele case at the Jus­tice Depart­men­t’s Office of Spe­cial Inves­ti­ga­tions in the 1980s. A his­to­ri­an who has served and led a num­ber of gov­ern­ment and non­prof­it insti­tu­tions, he lives in Uni­ver­si­ty Park, Mary­land, with his wife, Judith.


Avram Mlotek is a rab­bi, can­tor, actor, and writer. A grand­child of Holo­caust refugees and Yid­dish cul­tur­al icons, he has been named as one of ​“Amer­i­ca’s Most Inspir­ing Rab­bis” by The For­ward (and that was before he co-offi­ci­at­ed a wed­ding with Jus­tice Ruth Bad­er Gins­burg.) He is a founder of Base, an inter­na­tion­al home-cen­tered min­istry that works with mil­len­ni­al Jews world­wide, where he serves as Direc­tor of Spir­i­tu­al Life.


Rachel Levin is a free­lance jour­nal­ist who was the first San Fran­cis­co restau­rant crit­ic for Eater, and has writ­ten for The New York Times, The New York­er, The Wall Street Jour­nal, Lucky Peach, and Sun­set, among oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. Rachel recent­ly launched a new semi-reg­u­lar col­umn in the San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle​’s Food sec­tion on restau­rant reg­u­lars, illus­trat­ed by George McCal­man. Her work has twice been includ­ed in Best Food Writ­ing antholo­gies, and she has con­tributed to AMP’s Mar­ket­place and Pop-Up mag­a­zine. She is the author of Look Big: And Oth­er Tips for Sur­viv­ing Ani­mal Encoun­ters of All Kinds (Ten Speed, 2018). 

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021 4PM
Thelma Adams is a prominent film critic and outspoken voice in the Hollywood community. She returns to the JBC with Bittersweet Brooklyn, her second female driven historical novel about the Jewish experience following the bestselling “The Last Woman Standing.” The former in-house critic for The NY Post and Us Weekly has also written for the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, and AARP.

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021 4PM
Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of the international bestseller The Painter from Shanghai, and The Gods of Heavenly Punishment, and winner of the 2013 Asian Pacific Association of Librarians Honor award for outstanding fiction. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Self, Mademoiselle, and many others. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and an MA in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.


Howard Blum is the author of The New York Times best­seller and Edgar Award win­ner Amer­i­can Light­ning as well as Want­ed!, The Gold of Exo­dus, Gang­land, The Floor of Heav­en, and most recent­ly a 2018 New York Times Notable Book, In the Enemy’s House. While at The New York Times, he was twice nom­i­nat­ed for a Pulitzer Prize for inves­tiga­tive report­ing. He is the father of three chil­dren and lives in Connecticut.

SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2021 4PM
Edward Beren­son  is professor of history and chair of the history department at NYU. Before coming to NYU in 1998, he taught for many years at UCLA. He is the author or editor of eight books on 19th and 20th century French, British, and U.S. history. He has published op-eds in the New York Times and in leading French papers, and he comments for the French media about American politics and public life. In 1999, he received the American Historical Association’s Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2006 he was decorated by former French president Jacques Chirac as “Chevalier dans l’Ordre de Merit.”