39th annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, Keynote Speaker
Throughout her dynamic career, Senator Barbara Boxer of California (1993-2016) advocated for public education, improved physical and mental services for veterans and military families, reaffirmed our country's important relationship with Israel, protected our environment, and defended women's rights.
A champion of quality public education, Senator Boxer wrote landmark legislation establishing the first-ever federal funding for after-school programs. Her law now covers 1.6 million children.
In 2010, she founded the Senate Military Family Caucus to help address the challenges faced by families of U.S. service members.
Senator Boxer wrote the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, which President Obama signed into law in July 2012, strengthening economic and security cooperation between the two nations. She is also the author of the Syria Accountability Act, which strengthened sanctions against Syria over the country's support for terrorism.
Senator Boxer has fought to ensure that drinking water standards protect children, has led efforts in Congress to protect California's coast from offshore oil drilling, and fought to end the unethical use of human subjects in pesticide testing.
A leading defender of a woman's right to choose, Senator Boxer helped lead the floor fight for passage of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. In the Senate, she has fought back against repeated attacks on women's health and a woman's right to privacy.
Single tickets are $45 each; Premier Passes (good for all JBF author events throughout the year) are $99.00.
Free student tickets are available only at the J's Box Office at the Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur or at the door of the event with a valid ID.
JCC Staenberg Family Complex - Arts and Education Building (View)
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|