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Chicago Jewish Book Fest 


The inaugural Chicago Jewish Book Festival (March 25, 2023) is set to be a gathering of writers, editors, publishers and book lovers from Chicago and beyond. Presented by 5959 Chicago, the one-day event will feature panel discussions and author interviews, as well as an evening-of celebration. Proceeds benefit Emanuel Congregation. 


5959 is a Jewishly-based cultural and community destination that serves Chicago with programming, speakers, panels, author events, and more. 5959 is based out of Emanuel Congregation Chicago in Edgewater (named for the building’s address), and builds partnerships around the city and online to help people find community and connection through events, talks, workshops, performing arts and other offerings.


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