Jewish Literary Festival Opens Sunday for 10 Days

by October 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm 1,375 0

DCJCC Jewish Literary Festival

(Courtesy Jewish Literary Festival)

From Berrak Sarikaya

The Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s (DCJCC) Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts will be presenting the 12th Annual Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival to celebrate the year’s best in Jewish writing. Works selected for the Literary Festival, which runs Oct. 17-27, features authors who have received national recognition for their works. The DCJCC is located at 16th and Q St. NW.

“We are very excited about the authors we’re bringing to the Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival this year,” says Lili Kalish Gersch, festival director. “I’m looking forward to fascinating discussions about Jewish comedy, Iraqi Jewish communities, the interplay of faith and reason, truth in memoir and Jewish cowboys. These authors have really astounded me; this is going to be a great Festival.”

The Festival opens on Sunday with Strangers in a Strange Land. Adapted and directed by Derek Goldman, artistic director of the Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University, Strangers in a Strange Land is a staging of classic and contemporary works on the Jewish immigrant experience.

For a full schedule of events and more information, visit the Literary Festival website. You can purchase a 10-day festival pass online through DCJCC for $100 ($80 for members).

About the Festival

The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival in Washington, DC presents the year’s best in Jewish writing by both emerging and established writers from across the globe. An annual celebration of Jewish literature, the Festival features engaging author panels, readings, and talks for avid lovers of fiction, history, politics, humor, children’s stories and much more.


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