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Local Festival Celebrates Jewish Authors And Other Artists

John Dreyfus talks with Joshua Zinn about the Jewish Book & Arts Festival at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.



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Stack of books by Jewish authors
Courtesy of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
Some of the featured books at this year’s Houston Jewish Book & Arts Festival.

The Jewish Book & Arts Festival is in full swing at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, having already featured noted comedy writer Nell Scovell and the Houston premiere of the documentary Love, Gilda about former Saturday Night Live cast member Gilda Radner.

This weekend, the festival continues with noted guests like author Ben Reiter, who predicted the Houston Astros’ World Series win in 2017; local bookbinder Deborah Karchmer, who talks about her experiences repairing, restoring, and creating books; and numerous others.

In the audio above, hear my chat with Festival Co-Chair John Dreyfus about the upcoming events up through the festival’s closing night on Monday, November 13th.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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