The J will be open from 8am to 5pm on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Group Exercise classes will follow the normal schedule between 8am and 5pm (the 12pm Express Sculpt class at Fox is cancelled). For more information about schedule changes due to Memorial Day and the St. Louis Senior Olympics, click here.

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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas, typically during the first two weeks of November, with additional “bookend” events year-round. The range of topics is vast: business, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, and more.

Now in its 38th year, the Festival is nationally recognized for both its excellence and its size – it is one of the largest in the country, with more than 10,000 audience members annually. People from all backgrounds and faiths attend the Festival events to hear premier speakers, share their thoughts, and ask questions.


Prices vary.

Check the event and festival schedules for more information.


Scott Berzon
Festival Director

Registration Instructions

For festival events, visit the Festival Events & Schedule page or go to Brown Paper Tickets.