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Welcome back to the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF) – in person! For the past two years, we have connected over Zoom, and the time has now come for us to gather in the same room and indulge in a day of reading, writing and discussions. This year, on 19 & 20 June at Double Bay Library, our Festival will celebrate works of fiction and nonfiction by Australian authors.

Download a PDF of our program HERE or flip through it below: 

Pre-book tickets online!

Full festival pass: $96 ($160 at the door). Valid for all eight sessions. Excludes children sessions.

Individual sessions: $15 ($20 at the door). Spend more than $40 and you will automatically receive a 20% discount! Valid for online purchases only.

Dine & Discover vouchers are accepted.

Only card payments will be accepted on the day – no cash payments.



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Venue – food

There is a large selection of cafes just one level below the library. Food is not permitted inside the library.


Gertrude and Alice will be selling all the books discussed at the Festival, in addition to a broad range of other books of interest. Feel free to browse their selection. Authors will also be available for book signing immediately after their interviews.

Getting there

Woollahra Library – 1/451 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW 2028 Public transport Woollahra Library at Double Bay is accessible by the following Sydney Bus routes: 323, 324, 325, 326. The nearest train station is Edgecliff. Plan your trip at Transport NSW. By car 1 hour free parking is available in Kiaora Place car park (above Woolworths). Free street parking is also available in surrounding streets. Wheelchair and pram access

  • Lift access to Woollahra Library at Double Bay is from 451 New South Head Road (via the lobby next to the Commonwealth Bank ATM) or via the walkway between Bladez&Co Barber Shop and Laser Clinics Australia in the Kiaora Place arcade.
  • Accessible parking is available in Kiaora Place car park.
  • Wheelchair access throughout the library.
  • Accessible toilets and a baby change table are available.

Your health

We take the safety of our guest speakers, staff and audience seriously. If you’re feeling unwell, or are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, we kindly ask you to stay home. We will gladly refund your tickets – no questions asked. Please email rimma@shalom.edu.au to request your refund. We also strongly recommend the use of face masks throughout the venue.

View past programs

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

Contact us

For ticketing enquiries, please contact Rimma Dinkin at rimma@shalom.edu.au. For program or media enquires, please contact Anna Stern at sjwf@shalom.edu.au or 9381 4016.