Book and Gift Sale @ the J
Come to the J to browse a special selection of Jewish themed books. Genres include books for children, young readers,Read more.
Alan Dershowitz in Conversation with Magen David Adom
Magen David Adom brings Alan Dershowitz to the J for a special conversation. This is a ticketed event. Tickets mustRead more.
Yiddish-American Operetta Di Goldene Kale with Dr. Michael Ochs
Join us at Britton Hall at the University of Michigan (North Campus) for Yiddish-American Operetta: Di Goldene Kale Lecture-Performance (Free and openRead more.
Michael Hodges, “Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit”
Join us at the J as author Michael Hodges presents his book, “Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit.”Read more.
Photographer Leslie Sobel, Reception & Talk
Leslie Sobel, Environmentalist Photographer/Gallery Reception One year ago, Leslie Sobel boarded a single-engine plane in the Canadian Yukon boundRead more.
Harvey Ovshinsky Presents “The Man Who Saw Tomorrow”
Harvey Ovshinsky Presents The Man Who Saw Tomorrow/Presentation Harvey Ovshinsky, filmmaker and former PBS producer, explores the life of hisRead more.
A Conversation with Lisa Kron, Tony Winning Playwright
A Conversation with Lisa Kron/Presentation Lisa Kron, playwright and Tony award winner for the show “Fun Home,” talks with JessicaRead more.
Judy Seid, author of “God Optional Judaism”
God-Optional Judaism: Alternatives for Cultural Jews Who Love Their History by Judy Seid/Author Talk Judy Seid is a graduate ofRead more.
Irene Butter in Conversation with Ken Fischer
Irene Butter in Conversation with Ken Fischer/Presentation Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope: My True Story is the recentlyRead more.
Maya Barzilai, author presents Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters
Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters/ A Presentation by Maya Barzilai Maya Barzilai, assistant professor of Hebrew Culture and JewishRead more.
The Yellow Ticket, silent film with original score palyed by Alicia Svigals
The Yellow Ticket/Presentation and Film Screening $50/$25/$15 based on proximity to the stage. Purchase tickets at michtheater.org/the-yellow-ticket. Sponsors may attendRead more.
The J has hosted a Jewish Book Festival in November of each year for over three decades, during which time it has evolved to a festival that includes culture and arts of all kinds, but still anchored by authors. Arts Around Town: Jewish Book and Arts Festival offers the Ann Arbor community a unique opportunity to engage with talented authors and artists on a variety of topics. Along with a temporary book and gift store in the atrium at the J, this multi-week festival includes author talks, performances, film screenings, and a special Sponsor’s event both at the J and venues around town. The authors, peformers, and artists, or the topics and projects they explore, are Jewish or have significant Jewish connections. Most events are free and open to the public. Some events charge a nominal fee. Arts Around Town is supported by many local individuals, community organizations, and businesses. To become a sponsor, please contact the Director of Cultural Arts at the J. We look forward to seeing you at our author events.