Leah Sandler ’14 organizes Central Florida Jewish Book Festival

Alumna Leah Sandler ’14 is coordinating her first major event in her new position as cultural arts coordinator at The Roth Family JCC.

On Sunday, February 25, from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Roth Family JCC will host four distinguished authors for the Central Florida Jewish Book Festival, part of a national network of programming sponsored by the Jewish Book Council.

The lineup of authors for this year’s festival include Michelle Edwards, artist and author of the children’s book A Hat For Mrs. Goldman; Pam Jenoff, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling novel of historical fiction, The Orphan’s Tale; Paul Goldberg, noted writer of newly released Florida-themed fiction novel The Chateau, and Justin Loeber, communications expert and author of the Millennial-approved self-help guide, Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life.

“I am so excited to be coordinating the Central Florida Jewish Book Festival along with the team here at the JCC and our community partner, Lauren Zimmerman, owner of the Writer’s Block Bookstore,” says Sandler. “The four authors selected for the festival represent a wide range of interests in our community. Each will bring a unique perspective, from the creativity of good deeds to historical fiction to living one’s best life. I’m looking forward to bringing more literary, arts, theater, and film-related events to the JCC in the near future.”