First Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Book Fair

I was excited to see this press release, passed on to The Whole Megillah by reader Dorothy Goldstone. I plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

First Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Book Fair to be held July 25, 2010 at the Center  for Jewish History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shelomo Alfassa (917-606-8262)

(NEW YORK, NY) June 22, 2010 – The first annual New York Sephardic Jewish Book Fair will take place on Sunday July 25, 2010 where book readings, author signings, book sales and tours will take place at the Center for Jewish History.

The book fair, hosted by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF), will bring together authors and book lovers that write about and enjoy books relating to the culture, history, philosophy, religion, languages and experiences of the Sephardic Jews, past and present. Hundreds of titles of Sephardic-oriented books, including many rare titles, will be available for sale by the Sephardic House bookstore, as well as by unique vendors that specialize in Sephardic Judaica.

Several visiting authors will discuss a wide range of topics including personal histories, Sephardic history, philosophy, culture and religion. The day’s key author and speaker will be Dr. Marc D. Angel, founder of The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals and Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel, North America’s oldest Jewish congregation.

A selection of rare Sephardic books from the ASF Library and Archives will be on display and Yeshiva University Museum will be offering tours of their current exhibition: ‘A Journey Through Jewish Worlds: Highlights from the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books.’ This exceptional collection includes hand-written manuscripts and printed books from Holland, Italy, Spain, Greece and India.

The New York Sephardic Jewish Book Fair will be held in The Steinberg Great Hall of the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St. Manhattan) The event will be free and open to the public from 12pm-5pm and there will be hourly free door prizes for those in attendance.

For more information please call 212-294-8350 x8262.

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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