London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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What is Jewish Book Week?

Jewish Book Week (JBW) is a vibrant nine-day annual festival of arts and ideas, featuring speakers from all over the world, presenting new voices as well as the pre-eminent in their fields, taking speakers around the country and into schools, awarding prizes, and making videos of most events freely available. Selected events are now put on outside the festival during the year.  

Why do we need your support?

Ticket sales alone cannot keep the festival running – they net only a third of our overall costs. It is only with the generous help of our supporters (you!) that the festival will continue to flourish and current ticket prices be maintained. 

Become a Friend with a minimum donation of £100 (for the season 2016-17)

Benefits are:

·         Invitation to a special Friends’ Reception

·         Accreditation as a Friend on our website

For any more information on this or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Fairbairn on 0207 446 8771 or at

JBW is a flagship event of the Jewish Book Council, a registered charity, whose mission is to stimulate thought and reading on all aspects of Jewish life, culture, history and literature.




The JBW Newsfeed

Hear debut novelists Eli Goldstone and Olivia Sudjic in conversation with journalist Lucy Scholes on May 17th  at the first JBW event...
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
We're delighted to present award-winning author Jonathan Safran Foer in conversation with Hephzibah Anderson at JW3 on May 28th to celebrate the...
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Congratulations to Linda Grant and Naomi Alderman, who have both been shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for their respective...
Wednesday, 19 April 2017


David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.