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Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, powered by Shalom, returns from 23 – 27 August 2023. We welcome you to explore our theme of ‘Identity’.

Headlining the event will be the inimitable David Baddiel, British comedian, author, screenwriter, and television presenter. Explore the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival program with three streams of exceptional writers, poets, musicians, playwrights, comedians and thinkers who promise to challenge us to explore our identity in all its facets. Books offer us the framework to converse, commune, and create. We invite you to bring your curiosity, your ideas and your voice to the conversation and our festival.

Discover the full program here or download PDF.

Wednesday 23 August event ‘David Baddiel on Jews Don’t Count’ is a partnered event with Jumpstart, powered by JCA – this event is for Under 40s.

Don’t miss David Baddiel in 3 more SJWF sessions on Saturday night and Sunday. See program for full details.


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Contact us:

For ticketing enquiries please contact Rimma Dinkin at rimma@shalom.edu.au.

For program enquires please contact Miriam Hechtman Sydney Jewish Writers Festival Director at miriam@shalom.edu.au.

For media enquires please contact Rebecca Solomons Marketing Director at rebecca@shalom.edu.au.

Financial subsidies available if needed.

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