PAS Book Fair & Author Event with Deborah Roberts!

The PAS Book Fair is coming back to 87th Street! Embodying the value of lifelong learning, the Book Fair will focus on literacy and our community love of reading, offering hundreds of titles for readers of all ages, from classics of Jewish literature to the newest bestsellers. To help you choose, PAS clergy and educators will share what books they are reading and recommending. We will also feature a Lunch and Learn session with Debbie Cosgrove and an evening author event with ABC News correspondent, Deborah Roberts.

Beyond books, our featured gift vendor is Current Home, specializing in gifts, Judaica, and chic modern accessories that will brighten your home. Explore our selections and shop for Hanukkah at PAS!

Schedule Highlights:

Tue | Dec 3
9:00 am | Book Fair opens

12:30 pm | Lunch and Learn with Debbie Cosgrove
"Hanukkah in Your Home: Traditions Old and New"
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Afternoon | Congregational School story sessions with time to explore the book selections

All day | Cozy reading corner available throughout the day – perfect for starting a new book!

6:30 pm | Author event with Deborah Roberts
An award-winning journalist and ABC News correspondent, Deborah Roberts has traveled extensively covering stories around the world that have inspired and informed her life as a woman and mother. Deborah will share some of these stories and discuss her take on juggling a demanding career and a vibrant home life and keeping it all in perspective. Her latest book is Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times, written with her husband, Al Roker, a journalist and actor who is currently the weather anchor on NBC’s Today.
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Wed | Dec 4
9:00 am | Book Fair opens

Morning | Story and music sessions for young children in the ECC and YFE programs, led by PAS staff and clergy and featuring Sheryl Haft, author of Goodnight Bubbala

All day | Cozy reading corner available throughout the day – perfect for starting a new book!

2:00 pm | Book Fair concludes

Volunteers Needed!
It takes a village! Please sign up here if you would like to join the volunteer team at the Book Fair. Whether you volunteer or not, drop by, discover your next read, and share in our community celebration of reading and learning at all ages!

To see the full Book Fair schedule and for updates, visit

Join our community in rededicating ourselves to eight Jewish values. We invite you to participate in ongoing PAS programming and flagship events and engage in activities on your own to deepen your connection to each value and symbolically earn a candle, as Hanukkah is a time for rededication. Attending Book Fair can "earn" you the Rediscover candle. Visit the Rededication page for more information about how you can participate to "earn" each candle.