About the 2021 Fall ABQ Virtual
& In-Person Jewish Book Fest

JCC Book Fest and Author Series Mission Statement

Since the inception of our annual Fall Book Fest in 2009, we have strived to achieve the following goals:

  • Present authors and books that encourage learning and community conversation

  • Promote reading, writing, and awareness of Jewish culture through books of all genres

  • Offer a rich variety of stimulating in-person Jewish author programs with wide appeal.

Tickets are $10 for attending at the J or at home. A series pass which includes all eight events is $60 (which is $7.50 per event).

A Mensch pass may be purchased for $100 which helps to support this series.

Tickets and information are available at abqjewishbookfest.com, by calling 505.332.0565 ext. 1007, or stopping by the JCC.


Books will be available from the JCC or at either of the Fest’s bookselling partners, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, and Page 1 Books, 5850 Eubank Blvd. NE.


We also welcome and greatly appreciate individual donor contributions to assist in underwriting the costs of the series. Please contact Phyllis Wolf, Chief Programs Officer, 332-0565 for more information about being a donor.

Thank you to the 2021 Dedicated Book Fest Committee:

Volunteers: Susan Broidy, Susie Citrin, Phyllis Crossley, Doris Duhigg, Ellen Goldstein, Laurie Ruskin, Karen Taylor, Glorya Tschabold, Barbara Wasylenki, Joanne Walker, Linda Zipp

Staff: Phyllis Wolf, Chief Programs Officer and Maya Siler, Cultural Department Administrator

The 2021 Fall ABQ Jewish Book Fest is dedicated to Helen Horwitz (z’l), a dedicated member of this committee for many years, who sadly lost her battle to cancer in June.  May the memory of Helen be for a blessing.