Jewish Literary Festival re-imagined

By MapMyWay
8 July 2020

Jewish Literary Festival re-imagined - our new way with words

The 2020 Jewish Literary Festival was re-imagined as the Jewish Literary Festival@home.  “With the postponement of the 2020 edition of the Jewish Literary Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic we did not want you to miss out on the unique JLF experience so we decided to take the festival online”, explained the organisers.

“The carefully curated offering of JLF2020 is rich and fascinating and, while the heart of the festival is Jewish- themed, the subject matter defies narrow categorisation making it of universal interest. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy what’s on offer, you just have to love words, reading and conversation.

We invite you to join us at

Jewish Literary Festival

Our virtual offering will give you exclusive access to some 20+ online sessions and their recordings.

You can now purchase a single ticket at R40 per session or a season pass at R360 or by booking through Quicket.

These webinars will be run on a regular basis and all ticket-holders will be advised timeously by email

Just to whet your appetite, why not have a look at the webinars that we presented in May which were an exclusive offering to our current JLF2020 ticket-holders as a token of our gratitude. Recordings were made available for the wider audience and received very positive feedback.

Click here to view the previous webinars

Please note: Current ticketholders will automatically have access to all the upcoming sessions and will be advised under separate cover.”

Upcoming Jewish Literaray Festival @home sessions for July feature the following authors:

09 July: @ 8pm SAST: Journeys into the heart of families living with Autism and one of its leading causes – Fragile X Syndrome. Ilana Gerschlowitz and Hedi Lampert discuss their respective books.

16 July @ 8pm SAST: ‘Cyril’s Choices – lessons from 25 years of freedom in South Africa’. Author and journalist John Matisonn is in conversation with Jonathan Ancer.

23 July @ 8pm SAST: ‘The role and limits of lawfare in South Africa in 2020’. Judge Dennis Davis talks about his latest book to Prof. Pierre de Vos.

30 July @ 8pm SAST: ‘The Inn at Helsvlakte’ Patricia Schonstein talks to Nancy Richards about her beguiling new book.

Watch this space for August and September Programme

WHERE: Jewish Literary Festival@home – in the comfort of your own home
WHEN: Thursdays at 8pm
HOW: single ticket at R40 per session or a season pass at R360 or by booking through Quicket.
INFO: Beryl Eichenberger  I  C 082 490 6652  I  E hipzone@mweb.co.za