Thank you to the 2018-19 Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival authors, sponsors, patrons, ticket buyers, committee members, Federation staff, volunteers and venues for making the festival a huge success!


Look for an updated website with information on the 2019-20 festival at the end of August.

For now, please put the following 12 event dates on your calendar:

(Evening events begin at 7:00 or 7:30 p.m. and run approximately two hours;

afternoon events are from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.; the luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)


Tuesday evening, November 5 at the Hilton

Tuesday afternoon, November 12 at South Regional Library

Monday, December 2, luncheon at the Hilton

Monday evening, December 9 at the Hilton

Thursday evening, December 19 at the Hilton

Wednesday afternoon, January 8 at Temple Shalom

Monday afternoon, January 13 at Unitarian Universalist Church

Tuesday evening, January 28 at the Hilton

Wednesday evening, February 5 at Temple Shalom

Wednesday afternoon, February 26 at Temple Shalom

Wednesday afternoon, March 4 at Jewish Cong. of Marco Island

Wednesday evening, March 11 at Temple Shalom

Ticket Order Form


View, download and print the Festival order form.

Three ways to order your tickets:

Mail, in person or by phone. See the order form for details.

Patron Benefits



Most of the Festival’s books are available at the Barnes & Noble store at the Waterside Shops. Books will also be available for purchase and signing at each author’s event.



Have questions that have not been answered on this site? 
Send an email to or call the Federation office at 239.263.4205.



Click on the brochure cover below to view the 24-page festival brochure. Copies are available at the Federation office and at all festival events.
For a low-res PDF click this link.


Special thanks to these organizations
for providing space for the Festival events:


  • Beth Tikvah: 1459 Pine Ridge Road, Naples
  • Hilton Naples: 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples
  • Jewish Congregation of Marco Island: 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island
  • Naples Conference Center: 1455 Pine Ridge Road, Naples
  • Sugden Community Theatre: 701 5th Avenue S., Naples
  • Temple Shalom: 4630 Pine Ridge Road, Naples
  • Unitarian Universalist Cong. of Greater Naples: 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples


Tickets for the following multi-author events (with green banners)

are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

See the Order Form for Patron benefits, ticket information, venues and more.


< Click here for the Order Form >


Or call 239.263.4205.



For more information on the authors,

scroll to the bottom of this page for links to their websites and books.

Sponsored by JNF, FIDF, John R. Wood Properties, Temple Shalom Men's Club

Sponsored by Wollman, Gehrke & Associates, P.A.

Sponsored by Dr. Barrett Ross Ginsberg


and The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center

February 27 event sponsored by Jewish Congregation of Marco Island

February 28 event sponsored by Women's Cultural Alliance

and John R. Wood Properties

Sponsored by Beth Tikvah

Sponsored by Beth Tikvah and Harmon-Meek Gallery

Sponsored by Collier/Lee Chapter of Hadassah

Sponsored by Naples Senior Center at JFCS

The fine print:

  • No physical tickets will be issued. Simply check in at each event.
  • You will receive an email reminder about a week prior to each event.
  • No refunds unless entire event (both authors for multi-author events) is canceled and not rescheduled. 
  • If an author cancels (weather, illness, etc.) we will attempt to reschedule the author in late March or April. Your original reservation will be good for the rescheduled event.
  • If you cannot attend an event, you can give your seat to a friend. 
  • Please call Shannon or Reneé at the Federation at 239.263.4205 to make the change.
  • Open seating at all events. Platinum and Gold Patrons, and Sponsors will have reserved seats.
  • Event payments are NOT tax deductible. 
  • If a venue needs to be changed, all ticket buyers will be notified via email.