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

Jewish Book Week speakers Philippe Sands and Ayelet Gundar-Goshen have been chosen as joint winners of the JQ Wingate literary prize (worth £4,000)....
Friday, 24 February 2017
Rachel Tzvia Back received The Risa Domb/Porjes Prize and Natasha Lehrer won the Scott Moncrieff Prize at the award ceremony for the Society of...
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Congratulations to JBW 2017 speakers Sarah Moss and Adam Rutherford whose books The Tidal Zone and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived...
Monday, 6 February 2017


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