JCC Author & Speaker Series

Year-round Author & Speaker Series and Book Signings

The JCC has hosted a wide range of authors and speakers, including Evan Handler, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, Carol Leifer, Kinky Friedman, Cokie & Steve Roberts, David Javerbaum, David E. Kaufman, Andrea Lustig Pomerantz, and Professor Chad Spigel, among many others.


  • Carla Naumburg Parenting in the Present Moment:  How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters

    Sunday, January 25 | 3:00-5:00 PM | Holzman Auditorium | FREE - Current ECD & Kid's Club Parents / $10 per person | 210-302-6820 for more info!

    Take advantage of this opportunity to join with other parents in an enlightening and lively discussion on parenting rooted in the author’s own experiences, as well as her mindfulness training and professional social work background. 

    Author Presentation and Q & A • Parent Activity • Book Sale and Signing • Meet and Greet with Carla

    Thank you to Alon Family Health for their support of this event. 

         Kid's Club & ECD Parent RSVP

         Purchase Tickets

  • Victoria Aarons - The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of Jewish Fiction

    Thursday, February 19 | 7:00 PM | Barshop JCC | $10 per person | Purchase tickets online!

    The New Diaspora presents pieces by winners of the Wallant Award, focusing on the best work of recent winners and reflects the evolving landscape of American Jewish fiction over the last fifty years, as many authors working in America are not American by birth, and their fiction has become more experimental in nature.

    Purchase your tickets online, over the phone by calling 210-302-6820, or in person at any JCC Courtesy Desk.

  • Tracy Newman - Shabbat is Coming - Sunday, March 1 | JCC's Markey Park

    As part of the Barshop JCC’s pet friendly, ‘Celebrate Purim’ event, author Tracy Newman will read to kids, parents and puppies alike about a family and their dog getting ready for Shabbat!

  • Mark Lee Greenblatt - Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front - Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Barshop JCC

    Valor tells true stories of extraordinary heroism by American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a Navy rescue swimmer in the Atlantic.

To receive more information about our Author Series or any other Arts & Culture event, sign up for our Email Mailing List. If you have any questions, please contact Aliyah Kuchinsky at (210) 302-6827.

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