Cleveland Jewish Book Festival 15th Annual Book Festival Runs From November 5 - 23 The Mandel JCC’s 15th Annual Cleveland Jewish Book Festival, one of the premier Jewish book festivals in the country, will feature an exceptional lineup of 21 entertaining and fascinating authors, in 6 venues, with one fabulous kids’ event that is presented in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Public Library with support from the Eugenia and Henry Green Family Foundation. This year’s festival, which is in town from November 5 to 23, provides opportunities to meet and greet a stellar lineup of authors that kicks off with literary superstars Jonathan and Faye Kellerman and their son, Jesse. The Kellermans will be making a rare family appearance in Cleveland and will discuss their newest thrillers at the Mandel JCC on November 5, at 7:30 pm. Jonathan Kellerman, the New York Times best-selling author and master of psychological suspense, and his son Jesse, best-selling author of The Potboiler, have collaborated their talents to write The Golem of Hollywood. Faye Kellerman, also a New York Times best-selling author, joins her husband and son on the podium to discuss her latest thriller, Murder 101, the latest installment of the beloved Decker and Lazarus series. The event will be moderated by Regina Brett, columnist for the Cleveland Jewish News and Plain Dealer, also a New York Times best-selling author. Well-known nutrition expert Elisa Zied, MS, RDN, CDN, an award-winning registered dietitian, nutritionist and author of the new book, Younger Next Week, will be speaking and providing health, nutrition and weight-loss tips at Nordstrom at Beachwood Place, on November 6, 7 - 9 p.m. And for the very youngest readers, Kids Day, a family favorite, will be held on Sunday, November 9, at the Mandel JCC from 9:30-11:30 am. Children will have breakfast with Biscuit the Dog and enjoy an action-packed morning with music, entertainment, balloons, crafts, stories, the Bubble Lady, a magic show performed by Flower Clown, and much more. On Sunday, November 16, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Beachwood resident Marlit Polsky will be featured at the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival’s Local Author Day. In her book, Rouge Hags, Polsky brings color, anecdote and personality to her memoir, which she explains as “a romp through the cosmetics department as I experienced it.” “During my 16-year career in cosmetics’ departments at Bloomingdale’s (White Plains, NY) and Dillards (Beachwood Place), I met a cast of characters who were inspiring, uplifting and fun, but also devious, calculating and combative,” Polsky told us. This is Polsky’s first book. “It’s been fun,” she said. “I did share the anecdotes with my co-workers.” Other authors featured at the Local Author Day include Terri Libenson, Tim Tibbits, Joanne and Ron Humphrey and Art Stupay. For a complete listing of all Jewish Book Festival events and ticket information, visit Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival November 5 – 23, 2014 21 Acclaimed Authors. 6 Venues. 1 Fabulous Kids Day. To purchase tickets: Cleveland Jewish Book Festival Cyndi Port & Miriam Vishny, Book Festival Co-Chairs Presented in Partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library & with generous support from The Henry and Eugenia Green Family Foundation. Sponsors Media Sponsors Accommodations provided by 16 Beachwood Buzz n November 2014