2nd Annual Nashville Jewish Book Series

Beyond the Book | November 30, 2017 to April 19, 2018 | 7 Events | 8 Authors | 3 Venues


The Nashville Jewish Book Series is an annual celebration of books, authors and ideas. It features work on Jewish themes and topics, work by Jewish authors or work from a Jewish perspective. Unlike traditional book festivals, our series runs over a longer time-frame, so you have a chance to do and see more!

We go “beyond the book.” The Gordon JCC’s Series is presented in a range of formats: Lectures, stand-up routines, mediated panels with multiple authors, intimate interviews with authors by community leaders, and wonderful “hands-on” demonstrations. You can listen to our authors speak to their new book, discuss the inner workings of their writing or discuss the topics and current events touched upon in their books.

The 2017/18 Series kicks off  Thurs. November 30 & Thurs. December 7

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Wonder Woman – Jewish Women & Identity

Kickoff #1 Explore what it means to be Jewish and female in today’s America with two national bestsellers. Tova Mirvis & Abigail Pogrebin, Moderated by Harriet Shiftan.

November 30, 2017 | Gordon JCC | 7:00 pm


Is Manischewitz Considered a Plague?

Kickoff #2 A Night of Jewish Humor. The life and times of a comedy writer, from the Catskills to the Weekend Update Desk on SNL. With Alan Zweibel.

December 7, 2017 | Gordon JCC | 7:00 pm


Jewish Justices & the Supreme Court

The lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews, who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. With David Dalin, Moderated by Phil Lieberman.

January 25, 2018 | Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt | 7:00 pm | FREE


Finding Balance While Caring for Others

Join the author in a zen setting as she shares everyday tips to leave stress behind. With Ali Katz.

February 1, 2018 | Gordon JCC | 7:00 pm


Up your Game – Sound Smart, Play Smarter!

Local & national sportscasters and commentators share the tricks, techniques, and unwritten rules every sports fan needs. With Gary Belsky, Moderated by Rudy Kalis.

February 8, 2018 | Gordon JCC | 7:00 pm

Cooking for King Solomon’s Table

Join us for a night of cooking demonstration and instruction at Sur La Table in Brentwood from much-loved cookbook author and authority. With Joan Nathan. Space limited. Reserve early. Series Plus subscribers receive first priority for Joan Nathan tickets.

March 8, 2018 | Sur La Table Brentwood | 6:00 pm


Living Longer Without Running Out of Money

Take the Real Age test with us and learn the tips and strategies for living longer, healthier and more financially secure with the author of 5 number one New York Times best sellers. Conversation with Michael Roizen.

April 19, 2018 | Gordon JCC | 7:00 pm

Event Tickets

$15 each | Any 4 events $50 [Save $10]
*except Joan Nathan ($95) or David Dalin (Free)


Joan Nathan: $95 [includes book]
An evening with Joan Nathan includes cooking demonstration, talk & cook book. Space Limited. Reserve Early. Series PLUS subscribers receive first priority.


Series Subscription: $60 [Save $15]
Includes 6 author events (*except Joan Nathan)


Series Subscription PLUS: $140 [Save $30]
Includes 6 author events plus Joan Nathan cooking demonstration & cook book. Series PLUS subscribers receive first priority for Joan Nathan. Please purchase by December 1, 2017.


Contact Alex | 615-354-1623

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jewish book council logoTova Mirvis, Abigail Pogrebin, Alan Zweibel, David Dalin, Gary Belsky, Ali Katz, Joan Nathan & Michael Roizen visits to the Gordon JCC are part of the Jewish Book Council’s 2017-18 JBC Network Author Tours. Funded through the generosity of Jane z”l and Richard Eskind and Family.