The Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents its 28th Edition  

“We are thrilled about this year’s lineup,” said Book Festival Co-Chair Deena Profis. “The 28th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA features everyone from acclaimed actors and renowned political figures, to award-winning novelists and authors presenting riveting memoirs. We truly have something for everyone.” All events will be held at the Marcus JCC of Atlanta (MJCCA), 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Purchase tickets: or call 678.812.4002.


From politics to pop culture, the Book Festival of the MJCCA is thrilled to celebrate 28 years of bringing culture and conversation to the greater Atlanta community, from October 30-November 18. This year’s 45+ authors offer an explosive lineup from Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki R. Haley and Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to actor “The Fonz” Henry Winkler and American Ninja Warrior host Akbar Gbajabiamila.


Many are familiar with our epic lineup of all-star authors, including Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who broke the Harvey Weinstein scandal Jodi Kantor; NFL All-Pro and magician on The Ellen DeGenerous Show Jon Dorenbos; and Sex in the City creator Candace Bushell. But our lineup also includes authors who got their start right here in Georgia.

“Included in our exciting lineup are some of Atlanta’s best local authors presenting their work,” explained Book Festival Co-Chair Susie Hyman. “Additionally, I am thrilled that we will bring back our ‘In Conversation’ interviews between authors and local journalists.”


On November 6 at 12:00 pm, a Book Festival program will feature two local authors: Perry Brickman, presenting his book, Extracted, a story that embarks on a path to uncover the truth; and Sherry Frank, who will present her fascinating memoir, A Passion to Serve: Memoirs of a Jewish Activist. This program will be In Conversation with Gail Evans, Former EVP, CNN; Bestselling Author. Tickets: $10-$15.


Later that evening, on November 6 at 7:30 pm, Pat Mitchell will discuss her book, Becoming a Dangerous Woman, in which she shares her unprecedented rise in media and global affairs. Tickets: $18-$25.


On November 13 at 12:00 pm, Einat Admony, acclaimed chef/owner of some of New York City’s most popular Israeli restaurants, reveals why Israeli cuisine has emerged as one of America’s most popular, in her new cookbook, Shuk: From Market to Table. This program will be In Conversation with Ligaya Figueras, Senior Editor, Food and Dining, Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Tickets: $25, A kosher lunch featuring recipes from the book will be served.