The Jewish Book & Arts Fair

The Jewish Book & Arts Fair has more than just author readings on the schedule. There are lots of films, performances and talks in the lineup. Opening the fair is comedy writer Alan Zweibel (November 1). Zweibel worked behind the scenes with Billy Crystal to help create the Tony-winning 700 Sundays, and is the executive producer for Showtime’s hit series Inside Comedy starring David Steinberg. Marilyn Hassid, assistant executive director at the Jewish Community Center, describes Zweibel as the perfect opener for the fair because “he is hysterical and we always want to get some chuckles in. It’s fitting because we are screening a movie on Sunday night that tells David Steinberg’s story called ‘Quality Balls.’” Other notable highlights are Oliver Lapin Family Day (November 9) and the addition of a couple of culinary programs such as Laura Silver’s Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (November 13).

Times vary. Daily. Through November 16. Locations vary including the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, 5601 South Braeswood. For information, call 713‑729‑3200 or visit erjcchouston.org. Prices vary.
Nov. 1-16, 2014

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