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Best-Selling Cookbook Author Joan Nathan Opens Mandell JCC’s Jewish Book Festival

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The Mandell JCC in West Hartford gets cooking with Joan Nathan for the signature event the 25th Annual Jewish Book Festival.


The Mandell JCC gets cooking with its kick-off signature event for the 25th Annual Jewish Book Festival featuring New York Times best-selling cook book author, Joan Nathan, on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT.

The Signature Event features culinary guru Joan Nathan and her new cook book, King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World, where Joan takes you on a global journey from France to India; Italy to Mexico; El Salvador to Israel; and of course all across North America in a gorgeously illustrated culinary exploration filled with fascinating historical details, personal histories, and delicious recipes that showcase the diversity of Jewish cuisine.

A frequent contributor to The New York Times, Joan is the author of 11 books and holds two James Beard Awards and IACP Awards.

The event offers two scrumptious opportunities to hear Joan first-hand, including a special pre-event meet and greet lunch with Joan where pre-event lunch ticket holders will sample some of her recipes, meet the author, receive reserved seating for the key-note, and a signed copy of King Solomon’s Table. For those with smaller appetites, the key-note and book signing are a second available option. Prices vary for each.

Tickets prices for the kick-off Signature Event featuring Joan Nathan are $100 per person for the pre-event lunch meet and greet, which includes lunch with the author, reserved seating for the key-note, and a signed copy of King Solomon’s Table. Tickets are $40 for those who wish to purchase key-note speech tickets only, which includes attending the key-note and book signing.

Joan Nathan tickets and full festival tickets are on sale at the Mandell JCC Box Office,860-231-6316 or [email protected].

The Mandell JCC’s 25th Annual Jewish Book Festival is made possible by the following partners (as of Sept. 15): Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, Trinity Health of New England, Simsbury Bank, Farmington Bank, and Citizens Bank. Special thanks to Media Partners: the Hartford Courant, and the Jewish Ledger. Hospitality Sponsors: Waterford Hotel Group, Marriot Hartford Downtown and Hartford Hilton. Additional thanks to Mandell JCC Pillars Society and Pacesetters.

The Mandell Jewish Community Center is open to everyone and supported by funds raised by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, a recipient of funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and a member of the JCC Association of North America. For updates, follow the Mandell JCC on Facebook and Twitter or visit www.mandelljcc.org.

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