Author and Grammy Nominated Artist Alexandra Silber Headlines Mandel JCC's 23rd Annual Signature Book Festival Luncheon

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November X, 2017) – More than 250 guests gathered for the Mandel JCC's 23rd Annual Signature Book Festival Luncheon featuring noted author and Grammy-nominated actress, Alexandra Silber. The literary event, held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, was co-chaired by Sheila Englestein and Zelda Mason.

“We are incredibly proud to present another year of exciting literary events, aimed at celebrating our rich Jewish culture.” shared Zelda Mason, Book Festival Co-Chair. “Silber kicked off the season in a fantastic manner, and we are thrilled for what’s to come.”

The luncheon featured a thought-provoking discussion, mesmerizing performance and theatrical readings by Alexandra Silber, Grammy- nominated Broadway Star and author of After Anatevka. Guests were treated to Silber's thoughts on her debut book, a sweeping historical novel that imagines the lives of the characters of Fiddler on the Roof after the curtain falls.

The Mandel JCC’s Annual Book Festival brings award-winning authors from all over the world to Palm Beach County to discuss their latest works at both Mandel JCC locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Boynton Beach, as well as venues around the county.

For more information about the Annual Book Festival and the upcoming events, visit www.jcconline.com/bookfestival.

Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor: Barbara Kay; as well as Linda and Ray Golden; Jane and Arnold Lampert; and Sheila Engelstein and Zelda Mason. Jewish Book Council, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Discover the Palm Beaches and Palm Beach County all served as partners as well.

The mission of the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is to build community and enhance connection to Jewish life. The Mandel JCC is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. ###



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