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PJ Library Educators Workshop

Shalom PJ Library had the great pleasure of hosting an Educators Workshop facilitated by authors Hanoch Piven and Shira Hecht-Koller. Inspired by the newly released book 'Dream Big, Laugh Often' as a tool for teaching,

The Night Travelers – Armando Lucas Correa

Armando Lucas Correa joined us again at Shalom Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, this time to launch his latest book, The Night Travelers. “To get to the other side, you must travel as lightly as possible.”


It’s hard to know where to start, so let’s start at the end of the night with cake! Celebrating the notorious, brilliant, iconic and wise Ruth Bader Ginsburg on what would have been her 90th

The Atlas of Jewish Food – Claudia Roden

The Atlas of Jewish Food is a new series exploring Jewish Cookbooks all over the world. For our first event we were thrilled to have the esteemed cookbook writer and anthropologist Claudia Roden as our

Secrets Beyond the Screen

SJWF had the pleasure of hosting Anita Jacoby in conversation with Michael Visontay at Gertrude & Alice cafe bookstore. Anita Jacoby AM is one of Australia’s most distinguished television producers. Now she uncovers one of

It’s A Shame About Ray

 Jonathan Seidler in conversation with Michaela Kalowski An extraordinary and powerful memoir about family, love and the power of music. Blackly funny and frequently devastating, this memoir traverses family, death, hope, love, survival, compassion

Dr Rachel Naomi Remen in conversation with Miriam Hechtman

To mark the publication of her first children’s book The Birthday of the World: A Story about Finding Light in Everyone and Everything, author and doctor Rachel Naomi Remen offers us insights into her life’s

How an Arab Doctor Saved a Jewish Girl in Hitler’s Berlin

Ronen Steinke in conversation with Michaela Kalowski Anna & Dr Helmy: How an Arab Doctor Saved a Jewish Girl in Hitler’s Berlin is the remarkable story of Mohammed Helmy, the Egyptian doctor who risked his

The (Jewish) Books That Made Us

This was the topic of discussion for a panel of authors at the 2022 Sydney Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF) moderated by Scott Whitmont. The authors who participated were: Dr Rachael Kohn, Natasha Sholl, Ashley Goldberg

The Hitler Haggadah

‘The Americans came in great haste’ are the opening words of The Hitler Haggadah, a fascinating retelling of the Passover story told from the perspective of North African Jews during World War II. The Hitler