Friday, August 29, 2008

Cool Jew Book Tour

It's three days to launch and Cool Jew Book is hitting the road... we'll be spreading the good word across the United States and Canada for many months to come.

Scroll down for a full listing of upcoming events. More are being added all the time so be sure to check back at Cool Jew Book Events for updates...

Is your city not on the list? Or, it's on the list but not exactly where you envision a Cool Jew happening? Well, friends, that's fix-able. We've got a group of supreme street-teams creating events in Cleveland, Toronto and other locales... bringing Cool Jew to your town with your vision.

If you'd like to launch a street team to bring Cool Jew to your community, drop a line to lisa (at) cooljewbook dot com and we'll get in touch right quick...


9/7: Oakland: Picnic Fest, Joaquin Miller Park
Join one of the largest San Francisco East Bay Jewish community annual events -- a day of free kosha eats, free entertainment, free beer & wine gardens and free raffle prizes, including an autographed copy of Cool Jew. Entertainment includes live performances by Lisa, the Ferris Wheels and Moshav. 11 am - 4 pm. More info.

9/10: Berkeley: Community-wide Cool Jew Book Launch. Kosher martini bar, dessert reception, goodie bags and other surprises and live performance by Meshugge Beach Party. Sponsored by Hadassah, co-presented by Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Netivot Shalom and Temple Beth Hillel. 7:30 pm, Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford, Berkeley. Free. Hasidic Hawaiian attire optional.

9/11: Saratoga, Calif. Hebrew High

9/15: San Francisco, Calif., SF Federation, Diller Tikkun Olam Awards

9/16: Colgate University Jewish Book Fair, Persson Auditorium, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton NY 13346, 7 pm.

9/23: Jewish Book Fair, Harold & Sylvia Kaplan JCC of Greater Palm Beaches, 3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409, 7 pm.

9/24: Jewish Book Fair, Jewish Community Center of Houston, 5601 South Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77096-3999, 7:30 pm.

10/19: Jewish Identity Symposium, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St San Francisco, CA 94115, (415) 346-1720. Cool Jew Session @ 1 pm.

10/26: Contra Costa Jewish Book Festival, Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 7 pm. $12.

10/30 - 11/2: Montreal -- TBC

11/2 - 3: Toronto -- TBC

11/5: Martinis & Chocolate, Jewish Book Fair at the Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd. #203, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85254, 7 pm. $20 for JCC & Hadassah members; $25 for non-Members.

11/6: Los Angeles UCLA Hillel's Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts and the Center for Jewish Studies, panel discussion, signing, and kosher martini bar (I.D. required) & dessert reception and film screening. Co-sponsored by Beach Hillel and UCLA Hillel's Alumni Association, 7:30 pm. Free.

11/10: Berkeley -- to be confirmed

11/12: Jewish Book Fair at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 5850 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, Florida, 7:30 pm.

11/13: SF The Hub of SFJCC Launch Party, co-presented with Bay Area Tribe -- Birthright Israel NEXT--San Francisco and Jewlicious. Panel discussion, live performances, charity raffle and more.

11/16: Jewish Book Fair Jewish Community Center of Washtenaw County, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48108, 7 pm.

11/18: "Bonus Author Event," Lisa in conversation with Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, author of Shtick Shift: Jewish Humor in the 21st Century. St. Louis Jewish Book Festival of the Jewish Community Center, 6:30 pm. Steinberg Hall in the Sam Fox Architecture Building on the Washington University campus. Presented in conjuction with GesherCity, Hillel and YPD. $10. For more information, visit, (314) 442-3299.

11/19: New York City, American Sefardi Federation Young Artists Panel Discussion

11/20: New York City, JCC of Manhattan Launch Party and Jewish Rock Showcase, Heebster shuk and artists signings. Free.

11/21: Hillel at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

11/24: New York City -- TBC

12/1: DC -- TBC

12/2: NYC -- TBC

12/5 -6: Shabbaton at Congregation B'nai Avraham, 117 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, 11201. Dinner reservations, $25, Levana, (718) 596-4840, x. 18.

12/7: Toledo, Ohio Jewish Book Network

12/8: Cleveland, Ohio -- TBC

12/25 - 28: Hazon Food Conference, Asilomar, Calif. -- TBC

1/7: Kansas City, Missouri

1/8: Women's Division of the Jewish Federation, Kansas City, Missouri. Adults $8, students free. Congregation Beth Torah, 6100 W. 127th. St, Overland Park, KS 66209. 7:30 pm.

1/9: Shabbat Dinner, NYC -- TBC

1/13-14: New York City, Shmooze Conference

1/29: Los Gatos, Calif. -- TBC

2/27-3/1: Long Beach, Calif. Jewlicious Festival

4/1: Jewish Book Fair, Tuscon Jewish Community Center, 3800 East River, Tucson, Arizona 85718, 7 pm.

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