JBC Network Sites

Below is a listing of the sites that are members of the JBC Network program for the 2017 – 2018 year.
The 2017 – 2018 roster of participating JBC Network authors will be made available to the public September 2017.

Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center • Scottsdale, AZ
We are an all-inclusive community - from the programs offered, to the people served - The J is a place where everyone is welcome.

Limmud AZ • Scottsdale, AZ

Jewish Community Center of Greater Vancouver • Vancouver, BC

Merage Jewish Community Center • Irvine, CA
We are located in a 220,000 sq ft. facility that has a pre-school, day care center, childrens/teen center, adult education rooms, senior center, health & fitness complex, gymnasium, swimming pool, professional style theater, and kosher cafe. Our mission is to enrich our Jewish identities and create a vibrant community through excellent programs and services rooted in shared values and traditions.

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture • La Jolla, CA
The mission of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture is to offer an array of entertaining and enriching cultural, educational, and artistic programming which brings the community together to connect with Jewish heritage, identity, experiences and values. CJC is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for San Diego's entire community.

American Jewish University • Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Wise Temple • Los Angeles, CA
One of the largest congregations in America, with one of the most prestigious speaker series on the west coast attracting large audiences.

Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley • Los Gatos, CA
Our JBC Authors participate in our long-standing Distinguished Speakers Series. Recent authors have expressed their appreciation for the thoughtfulness and warmth of our audiences.

Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys • Monrovia, CA
Our Book Festival usually involves 10-14 individual events held over a six-week period in the Fall. Our venues are throughout the San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys (synagogues, special venues, etc). We are located adjacent to downtown Los Angles. Venues are located in the cities of Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, Claremont, Whittier, Glendale, and Ontario, etc .

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center • Palo Alto, CA

Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies • Santa Barbara, CA
The Taubman Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB brings to our campus and community leading writers, artists, scholars, critics, political analysts, filmmakers, and activists engaged in work of great distinction related to the Jewish experience.

Congregation B'nai Shalom • Walnut Creek, CA

Mizel Arts and Culture Center • Denver, CO
MACC “Illuminates the Human Experience” through creative and cultural programs in the performing, visual, cinematic, and literary arts for the Jewish community and the Denver community at large.

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Bethesda, CT

Jewish Community Center Greenwich • Greenwich, CT
JCC Greenwich, powered by UJA Greenwich, enriches the cultural, spiritual, and social life of Greenwich while connecting all of us through exceptional programs. Infused with the spirit of the 21st-century neighborhood, our JCC-without-walls invites the entire community to participate in shared experiences at an array of venues.

United Jewish Federation • Stamford, CT
The United Jewish Federation (UJF) of Greater Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien is committed to unifying the Jewish community through planning and coordination of community resources, support of Jewish education for all ages, a strong fundraising campaign and judicious allocations. Central to UJF’s mission is a community built on the Jewish ideal of tzedakah: charity, righteousness and social justice. Our support for the programs of our local agencies and the humanitarian work of the Jewish Federations of North America throughout the world enriches local, national, and international Jewish life.

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Stamford, CT

Mandell Jewish Community Center • West Hartford, CT
The Mandell JCC is a community of people of all ages, stages and beliefs who share laughter, learning, listening, and leading. Members are part of a "neighborhood" where minds grow more active, bodies grow stronger, and friendships grow exponentially.

Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County • Westport, CT
FJP gives life to the important Jewish tradition of uniting the community to meet the needs of our extended family at home, in Israel, and around the world

Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven • Woodbridge, CT
The JCC of Greater New Haven provides a warm, friendly atmosphere for health, inspiration, education and values. Our mission is to facilitate total wellness through programs that stimulate mind, body and spirit for our diverse community across Greater New Haven and enrich our community globally. Our Jewish Author series brings exciting and engaging Jewish authors to audiences in over 30 towns throughout our community and provides us with opportunities to create lasting partnerships with local organizations.

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Boca, FL

Levis Jewish Community Center • Boca Raton, FL

Mandel Jewish Community Center • Boynton Beach, FL

David Posnack Jewish Community Center • Davie, FL
A Jewish Community Center that has activities for all ages.

Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties • Fort Myers, FL
We are a small Federation providing cultural, educational, philanthropic and social service programs to young Jewish professionals, families and active adults and retired seniors in our community. From November through April, the population we serve almost doubles as many retirees come here for the winter. That is when much of our programming takes place.

Jewish Community Alliance • Jacksonville, FL
The Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) is thrilled to welcome authors for its 21st Annual Jewish Book Festival. Established in 1988, the JCA serves more than 2,400 member units, strengthening Jewish life, serving as a common meeting ground and enhancing the quality of life of the entire community.

The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando • Maitland, FL
The Central Florida JCC is the center of Jewish life and home to award-winning preschool, after school, camps, fitness and health, sports, arts and community programs.

Miami, FL

Alper Jewish Community Center • Miami, FL
The 36th Alper JCC Book festival collaborates with local synagogues, organizations and businesses. We publicize the festival trough brochure mailed to 14,500 households and PR campaign including social media, local newspapers, magazines and radio.

Miami Beach Jewish Community Center • Miami Beach, FL

Jewish Federation of Collier County • Naples, FL
Small but active Jewish community that supports cultural events in large numbers. The first-ever Jewish Book Festival (2016) had 23 authors at 11 events. This was followed in 2017 with 20 authors at 12 events, with 2,000 tickets sold.

Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center • North Miami Beach, FL
The MAR-JCC's Meet the Author Jewish Book Series is a cooperative effort of area synagogues and Jewish organizations, thus enabling the Series to reach-out to a broad segment of North Miami-Dade County's diverse Jewish community.

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Palm Beach , FL

Mandel Jewish Community Center • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The Mandel JCC's mission is to build community and enhance connection to Jewish life through healthy living, high quality Jewish Cultural Arts, connecting people to Israel and reaching out to the broader community

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Sarasota, FL

Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation • Tampa, Fl
The mission of Tampa’s Jewish Book Festival is to celebrate Jewish literature and the power of stories to convey our legacy of traditions, rituals, history, religion and peoplehood. Either our selected authors are Jewish or their stories are about Jews. We seek to partner with and support local authors, organizations, and businesses. We present vibrant and compelling cultural experiences with our Festival events and book discussions with Sip & Skype events.

Writer's Block Bookstore • Winter Park, FL
Independent Community Bookstore in Central Florida (Orlando area), specializing in all genres with an extensive events planning department, offering community events, book clubs and more.

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta • Dunwoody, GA
The Book Festival of the MJCCA is one of the south's most exciting and highly-regarded cultural arts events!

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Chicago, IL

Jewish United Fund of Chicago • Chicago, IL
We are a Federation that runs programs throughout the year, many of them featuring authors.

Congregation Beth Shalom • Northbrook, IL

Congregation Sukkat Shalom • Wilmette,
Sukkat Shalom is a unique and innovative congregation serving a diverse group of individuals and families within an intimate spiritual home

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center • Indianapolis, IN

Jewish Community Center of Louisville • Louisville, KY

New Orleans Jewish Community Center • New Orleans, LA

Jewish Community Center of the North Shore • Marblehead, MA

Jewish Arts Collaborative • Newton, MA
Innovative Jewish art & culture for all in Boston area venues.

Hadassah Northeast • Newton Centre, MA

Springfield Jewish Community Center • Springfield, MA
The Springfield JCC is both a recreational and learning facility serving the Jewish and general communities of the Pioneer Valley. Everyone, including the general public, is welcome at the Springfield JCC.

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Waltham, MA
HBI coordinates a national book & author program, focused on Jews and gender

Worcester Jewish Community Center • Worcester, MA
The Worcester JCC is a place where people of all ages can enjoy programs and services, guided by Jewish values and culture.

Rady Jewish Community Center • Winnipeg, MB
Every late fall we run a Jewish culture series called Tarbut. It features authors, music concerts and lectures. In addition, we run a diverse book fair offering a wide variety of books for sale.

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore • Baltimore, MD
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore strengthens and nurtures Jewish life by engaging and supporting community partners in Greater Baltimore, Israel and around the world.

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Baltimore, MD

Washington Hebrew Congregation • Bethesda, MD

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Columbia, MD

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington • Rockville, MD

Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine • Portland, ME
Guided by Jewish values, the JCA offers educational, cultural, social and wellness programming.

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit • West Bloomfield, MI

Temple Israel • West Bloomfield, MI

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival • St. Louis, MO
Now in our 38th year, the St. Louis JBF is one of the largest in the country with annual attendance that surpasses 10,000 audience members. We are known for our hospitality and tailoring author events to make each one unique.

Beth El Synagogue • Durham, NC
Beth El is a pluralistic community and welcomes members who have diverse backgrounds, ideas, levels of knowledge, and observance. We are an egalitarian Conservative congregation with an active Orthodox minyan.

Greensboro Jewish Federation • Greensboro, NC
Small and vibrant community providing variety to all of our community members.

Jewish Federation of Omaha • Omaha, NE
Yes there are Jews in Omaha! A vibrant, involved community with three synagogues, a beautiful JCC campus including a 30,000+ volume Judaic library, K-6 day school, amazing fitness center, preschool, fabulous nursing home, dance department, annual film festival and more.

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center • Bridgewater, NJ

Katz Jewish Community Center • Cherry Hill, NJ
We host the premier book festival event of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware corridor drawing more than 15,000 people. Our nationally recognized Festival just celebrated its 26th season with numerous acclaimed authors and speakers. We do year round programming, keeping the festival alive throughout the year.

United Synagogue of Hoboken • Hoboken, NJ
The United Synagogue of Hoboken is a welcoming and participatory Jewish community devoted to the revitalization of Jewish life in Hudson County, New Jersey. We have revived a historic synagogue building and century-old Jewish community, and we strive to renew the spark of Judaism in each individual.

Temple B'nai Or • Morristown, NJ
Temple B’nai Or is a Reform Synagogue that enriches our Jewish Community with a range of experiences that ensure the vibrant heritage of our traditions fit seamlessly within our modern-day lifestyle.

Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple • New Brunswick, NJ
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple established in 1859 serves Central NJ families. The Temple has Sabbath and Holiday worship and activities, adult education programming, full-day religious school for pre-K through 12th Grade, amphitheater, modern media center and rooms for meetings, classes, social gatherings.

Congregation Torat El • Oakhurst, NJ
Torat El is the largest synagogue in the Jersey Shore Area. We are a community building relationships with God, Judaism and each other.

Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey • Scotch Plains, NJ
There’s something about this place! The JCC is a social and recreation facility serving people of all ages. We are committed to Jewish heritage, identity and values yet also proud to be a non-sectarian and diverse center – open to all!

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun • Short Hills, NJ
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun is a vibrant and welcoming Reform Congregation where Jews-by-birth, Jews-by-choice, interfaith families, as well as traditional and non-traditional families, celebrate our Jewish faith and heritage. The heart of B’nai Jeshurun is our faith, our commitment to Tikkun Olam (Social Justice), tzedakah, and the study of Torah. Together as a community, we come together to welcome Shabbat, celebrate High Holy Days and Festivals, and share in Life Cycle events.

Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades • Tenafly, NJ
We offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs. We are home to Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque • Albuquerque, NM
Robust arts, culture and education programming open to the whole community.

Jewish Learning Institute • Brooklyn, NY
JLI is a provider of Adult Jewish Education and Experiences.

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center • East Hills, NY
Nassau County, Long Island venue with programs from birth to seniors, including a full gym and pool. We offer cultural programming year round including authors, entertainers, and film.

Central Queens Y • Forest Hills, NY
Queens is all about diversity: sharp, relevant, and intelligent Jewish, interfaith, and general programs that stretch boundaries and initiate dialogues among our highly engaged and diverse audience, from secular Americans to Modern Orthodox Jews, Muslims, Israelis, and Jewish communities from all over the world.

Great Neck Synagogue • Great Neck, NY
We are a Modern Orthodox, Zionist congregation in a very multicultural neighborhood.

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Harrison , NY

Temple Israel of Lawrence • Lawrence, NY
Long Island's oldest reform temple.

Westchester Jewish Center • Mamaroneck, NY
Westchester Jewish Center is a suburban Conservative synagogue outside of New York City.

Congregation Emanuel of New York City • New York, NY
The Streicker Center offers cultural and literary programs and attracts a wide audience.

Jewish Federation Orange County, NY • Newburgh, NY
We are dedicated to building our Jewish community together.

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • NYC, NY

Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center • Plainview, NY
We provide diverse programming for those of all ages. We see a huge need for social and intellectual book discussions geared towards older adults, both in our community as well as at several synagogues in the area.

Jewish Community Center of Rochester • Rochester, NY
Our cultural arts programs and events celebrate Jewish values by covering topics with universal themes that engage the community as a whole.

Hadassah Nassau • Rockville Centre, NY
Hadassah Nassau is a chapter of the 15,000 member strong Hadassah organization. It is a vibrant community of 'Women Who Do' - education, medical research, youth Aliyah, Zionism, and activism.

Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester • Scarsdale, NY
Our JCC provides cultural, social, educational and recreational/fitness programs, human services and Jewish identity-building opportunities to all.

Hillel at the College of Staten Island • Staten Island, NY

Temple Society of Concord • Syracuse, NY
Temple Concord, the place to be and you are welcome to join our inclusive spiritual community.

Jewish Community Center Rockland • West Nyack, NY
JCC Rockland is dedicated to the enrichment and continuity of Jewish life and to the preservation and celebration of our rich heritage. The center strengthens individual awareness and connection to the Jewish community, the state of Israel, and the community at large through recreational, physical, educational, social, and cultural programs.

The Hampton Synagogue • Westhampton beach, NY
Synagogue with extensive summer cultural program

Hadassah Westchester • White Plains, NY

Shaw Jewish Community Center of Akron • Akron, OH

Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland • Beachwood, OH
The Mandel JCC is an award-winning, state-of-the-art community center, which features a newly-renovated fitness center and indoor and outdoor pools. The J is a 501c(3) non-profit that welcomes everyone- you don't have to be Jewish or live in Beachwood to join in the fun! The J is centrally located, in Beachwood, a Cleveland suburb.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus • Columbus, OH
The JCC is a place that nurtures a passion for Jewish learning and living. Through its programs and services, the JCC provides an inviting Jewish neighborhood and comfortable place to thrive.

Dayton Jewish Community Center • Dayton, OH

Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo • Toledo, OH
Toledo is a vibrant, involved, creative, warm, organized and caring community that welcomes authors to the Northwest Ohio Jewish Book Festival with open minds. We are a community of diversified people and many partnerships in the community working together to enhance our cultural outlets and experiences.

Jewish Community Centre of Greater Toronto • Vaughan, ON
We are 2 JCCs in the north area of Toronto with approx. 10,000 members

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland • Portland, OR

Old York Road Temple-Beth Am • Abington, PA
Reform Synagogue in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. A fully-accessible congregation that works together to create deep connections and life-long friendships. We recognize that Jewish education is a life-long pursuit and have a long history of welcoming Jewish scholars, authors, artists and community leaders to inform our community.

Beth El Temple • Harrisburg, PA

Har Zion Temple • Penn Valley, PA

Rodef Shalom Congregation • Pittsburgh, PA
Rodef Shalom is Pittsburgh's oldest reform congregation. Our values are based on torah (study), avodah (worship) and gemilut hasadim (acts of loving kindness).

Main Line Reform Temple • Wynnewood, PA
The MLRT coordinates outreach to short story groups, book groups and eight author visits.

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute • Montreal, QC

Congregation Shaar Hashomayim • Westmount, QC

Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island/ Dwares Jewish Community Center • Providence, RI
Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island builds and sustains the local and global Jewish community by maximizing philanthropic resources and volunteer efforts, as well as providing social, cultural, educational and wellness opportunities to engage and inspire a vibrant Jewish community.

Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls • Charleston, SC

Memphis Jewish Community Center • Memphis, TN
The MJCC is an inclusive and compassionate community built on Jewish values, heritage, and culture, where people of all ages and ethnicities come together.

Gordon Jewish Community Center • Nashville, TN
The Gordon Jewish Community Center strives to provide programs and services based on Jewish values and steeped in Jewish traditions. Members from all areas of Nashville and its surrounding communities can come together here to connect, exchange ideas, build community and grow together.

Jewish Community Center Austin • Austin, TX
Beautiful 40-acre campus that encompasses programming for everyone from infants to seniors.

Jewish Community Center of Dallas • Dallas, TX

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center • Houston, TX
The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC is a member based social, recreational, and cultural organization. Our mission is to develop and strengthen Jewish identity, foster Jewish values and enrich the Jewish community and the greater community.

Barshop Jewish Community Center • San Antonio, TX
The Barshop JCC is a birth through life organization committed to enhancing a way of life for its members and the community. The programs, services and events offered at the JCC incorporate facets are meant to help strengthen each individual’s Jewish Identity, Experience, and Connection to Community.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia • Fairfax, VA
The mission of the JCCNV Cultural Arts department is to demonstrate, illuminate and celebrate the breadth and depth of Judaism’s culture, identity, creativity, diversity and resiliency through the performing, visual and literary arts.

United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula • Newport News, VA
UJC…A Lifetime of Caring

Weinstein Jewish Community Center • Richmond, VA

Simon Family Jewish Community Center • Virginia Beach, VA
The Simon Family JCC exists to strengthen Jewish identity by enriching personal, cultural, social, and physical development. We foster leadership by promoting the welfare of the community as a whole and build meaningful relationships through Jewish values and social responsibility.

Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center • Milwaukee, WI