We are proud to welcome authors to the EDCJCC throughout the year. These programs provide our community with a chance to hear from writers about their lives and works, as well as opportunities to think deeply about arts and ideas, about authors and stories, and timely topics.
Please note that all ticket sales for these events are final - we cannot offer refunds.




Opening Night: Noa Baum, Solo Show and Book Talk

Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 PM
Author and storyteller Noa Baum opens this year’s festival with a unique presentation that combines performance and text from her recent memoir A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace.


Local Author’s Event: Unexpected Journeys

Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 PM, FREE

Join us for a moderated discussion celebrating the diverse and vital community of writers living and working in the greater Washington, DC area as well as a reflection upon this year’s festival theme, “Unexpected Journeys.”


Unpacking Parenthood: Memoir, Mindfulness and Managing the Meltdowns

Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 PM

Rabbi Susan Silverman, Dr. Carla Naumberg, and Marjorie Ingall give us their takes on parenting in a discussion that is sure to illuminate and entertain.


Maya Benton, Roman Vishniac Rediscovered

Sunday, March 19 at 10:30 AM

Presented in partnership with Washington Hebrew Congregation
Maya Benton brings us her beautifully illustrated volume Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, offering an expansive look at modernist photographer Vishniac’s work.


Selected Shorts

Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 PM

The hit public radio series comes to the Edlavitch DCJCC with an evening of spellbinding short stories that focus on our festival theme “Unexpected Journeys”, written by established and emerging writers and performed by stars of the stage and screen.

“One of the finest evenings at the theatre.” - David Sedaris