The annual Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will take place October 14-24 at the DC Jewish Community Center (1529 16th Street NW). The 10-day celebration includes 15 events from celebrated authors and scholars such as Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon and Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel.
The Festival also includes an evening of film and theatre, storytelling, activities for kids and a local author fair.
The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival is presented by the Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts. More information is available on the DC Jewish Community Center’s website or by contacting litfest[AT]washingtondcjcc.org.
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.”