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

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Join the SJWF and Anne Sebba, the author of the gripping new biography recounting the tragic story of Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed for espionage-related crimes during the Cold War following one of the most

The Promise with Damon Galgut

Damon Galgut won the Booker Prize in 2021 for The Promise, having been shortlisted for the prize twice before (The Good Doctor and In A Strange Room). He lives and works in Cape Town. Damon

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz with Lucy Adlington

British dress historian and author Lucy Adlington joined the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival to share the true story of the women and girls who sewed to survive the Holocaust. At the height of the Holocaust

Sasha Sagan and Sarah Krasnostein

I read Sasha Sagan’s book For Small Creatures Such as We and Sarah Krasnostein’s The Believer almost a year apart. But they are that rare thing – two great works that speak to each other.

Gideon Haigh in Conversation

Gideon Haigh ‘The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent’ – in conversation with John Faulkner Author Gideon Haigh talked with John Faulkner about Haigh’s book ‘The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the

Menachem Kaiser in Conversation

There have been periods in my life when I’ve had to take a long break from reading anything that is even remotely connected to that sea of Holocaust related literature, times when the weight has

Something Sephardi and Something Sweet

Jewish recipes from around the world with Marcia Friedman and Lisa Goldberg   While none of us can travel, what better way to savour the flavours of the world than with an hour of cooking Jewish recipes

Chicken Soup for the Lockdown Soul

When days get colder, and more covid-y, what better way to lift your spirits and warm your soul than by cooking up a great chicken soup. We had the great pleasure of hosting two amazing

Etgar Keret in conversation

Fly Away with Etgar Keret It was the first in-person gathering for the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival since February 2020 and there was a buzz at the Ritz Cinema as people queued to get up