San Diego Jewish Book Fair opens Nov. 7

San Diego’s internationally recognized San Diego Jewish Book Fair celebrates its 21st year with many leading authors in their fields, such as Steve Katz, David Gregory, Fern Mallis, Arlene Alda, Barney Frank, Jennifer Teege and Mitch Albom.

Book Fair events are open to the entire community and will run from Nov. 7-16, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, La Jolla.

North San Diego County events are scheduled for Nov. 7-9 at Temple Solel in Cardiff. On Nov. 9, North County Hub in Encinitas will present Gourmet Food Day with additional North County locations on Nov. 10.

From the evening of Nov. 10 through Nov. 16, events will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, including the free Family Day Book-a-Palooza on Nov. 15.

Opening night of the San Diego Jewish Book Fair takes place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Temple Solel in Cardiff, starring Steve Katz, the founding member of Blood, Sweat & Tears. A Grammy-winning musician and author, Katz will talk about his memoir, “Blood, Sweat, and My Rock ‘n’ Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?” He performed at Woodstock, jammed with Hendrix, produced records for Lou Reed, and partied with everyone from Janis Joplin to Groucho Marx. He had it all — and then lost it all. It’s a head-spinning, heart-wrenching tale of the Sixties. Price is $20.50, or $17.50 for JCC members.

For a complete list of programs and prices, visit or call 858-362-1348.