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The Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature

Hosted by organizations across the Baltimore area this November, this showcase of our community’s love of reading, writing, and the written word, features a variety of literary events curated to reflect important issues facing the Jewish community.  From anti-Semitism to anti-racism, the events will be moving conversations with authors evoking inner reflection to inspire work towards justice and peace.  

Mark Oppenheimer in Conversation with Saima Sitwat

Gordon Center for Performing Arts
Tuesday, November 2

Author of Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood
Presented in partnership with The JCC of Greater Baltimore / The Gordon Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University, and Har Sinai Oheb Shalom.
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Ron Wolfson and Bruce Powell

Monday, November 8 | Private Event
Authors of Raising A+ Human Beings: Creating a Jewish School Culture of Academic Excellence and AP Kindness
Presented in partnership with The JCC of Greater Baltimore / The Gordon Center, Krieger Schechter Day School, Beth Tfiloh Congregation & School, and The Macks Center for Jewish Education.

Celeste Headlee

Enoch Pratt Library | In-person and Virtual options available
Tuesday, November 16

Author of Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism - and How to Do It
Presented in partnership with The JCC of Greater Baltimore / The Gordon Center, Baltimore Hebrew Institute and The Jewish Museum of MD.​​​​​​​
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Author, Artist, and Avian Encounter with Noa Baum

Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Sunday, November 21

Author of How the Birds Became Friends
​​​​​​​Presented in partnership with The JCC of Greater Baltimore / The Gordon Center, The Macks Center for Jewish Education, Chizuk Amuno Congregation, The Pratt Library, and Har Sianai Oheb Shalom.
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