Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
October 14-24, 2012


10/14    Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue
10/14    Joy Ladin, Through the Door of Life
10/15    Hasidic Worlds in Fiction featuring Eishes Chayil and Anouk Markovits
10/15    Deborah Grayson Riegel, Oy Vey! Isn’t a Strategy
10/16    Kafka's Last Story: An Evening of Film and Theater
10/17    Daniel Katz, All Together Different
10/17    Peter Cole, The Poetry of Kabbalah
10/18    Anne-Marie O'Connor, The Lady in Gold
10/20    Eric Kandel in Conversation with David Brooks, The Age of Insight
10/21    The Great Children's Read
10/21    Rachelle Bergstein, Women from the Ankle Down
10/21    Funny Because It’s True: A Panel on Humor and Fiction
           featuring Devan Sipher, Jonathan Tropper and Lisa Zeidner
10/22    Local Author Fair: Discover a New Book
10/23    Samuel Popkin, The Candidate
10/24    William Mann, Hello Gorgeous


Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue
Sunday, October 14, 7:30 pm
$25, Discounted $20
VIP $50

Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon’s newest novel is a sprawling yet intimate multi-character story that tackles the issues of race and class in urban America. More info...
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Joy Ladin, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Through Genders
Sunday, October 14, 11:00 am

$15, Discounted $12
Joy Ladin made headlines around the world when she returned to Yeshiva University to teach literature as a woman after having received tenure as a man. More info...
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Hasidic Worlds in Fiction
Eishes Chayil (Judy Brown) and Anouk Markovits
Monday, October 15, 7:30 pm

 $10, Discounted $8
Two novelists who left the confines of their Satmar Hasidic upbringing offer in-depth looks at this ultra-Orthodox New York community. More info...
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Deborah Grayson Riegel, Oy Vey! Isn’t a Strategy: 25 Solutions for Personal and Professional Success
Monday, October 15, 8:00 pm

$10, Discounted $8
Come hear professional coach, speaker and Jewish Week columnist Deorah Grayson Riegel offer 25 easy-to-follow strategies for personal and professional success. More info... 

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Kafka's Last Story: An Evening of Film and Theater
Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 pm

$11, Discounted $10
Part detective story, adventure tale and artistic re-imagining, this film follows the fate of Kafka’s invaluable writings and papers.
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Daniel Katz, All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism
The Chaim Kempner Author Series
Wednesday, October 17, 12:00 pm
FREE

In the early 1930s, the predominantly Jewish ILGWU organized large numbers of black and Hispanic workers through a broadly conceived program of education, culture and community involvement. More info...
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Peter Cole, The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition
Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 pm

$10, Discounted $8
MacArthur Fellow and National Jewish Book Award- winner Peter Cole presents a selection of brilliantly translated and annotated poems from the sublime and often startling world of Jewish mysticism. More info...

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Anne-Marie O'Connor, The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
The Helen and Milton Covensky Fund

Thursday, October 18, 7:30 pm
$10, Discounted $8
The story of Klimt’s iconic masterpiece interweaves the fates of the dazzling Jewish society figure who sat for the painting, the celebrated artist who created it and the city that shaped it.
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Eric Kandel in Conversation with David Brooks, The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
The Gerald L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture
Saturday, October 20, 8:00 pm

$20, Discounted $15
Early 1900s Vienna facilitated extraordinary interactions between the greatest artists and scientists of the day, including Klimt and Freud. More info...
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The Great Children's Read: Bringing Books to Life
Sunday, October 21, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

FREE
Celebrate classic and new Jewish children’s books with crafts, folktales, a sing-along, story time and aleph-bet yoga. More info... 

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Rachelle Bergstein, Women from the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us
Sunday, October 21, 1:00 pm

$12 or $25 (includes a copy of the book)
Bergstein casts a downward gaze on that most essential and obsessively adored of all fashion accessories—footwear. More info... 

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Funny Because It’s True: A Panel on Humor and Fiction
Devan Sipher, Jonathan Tropper, and Lisa Zeidner
Sunday, October 21, 7:00 pm

$10, Discounted $8
Featuring the authors of The Wedding Beat, One Last Thing Before I Go and Love Bomb.
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Local Author Fair: Discover a New Book
Monday, October 22, 6:00 pm

FREE
Meet and greet authors at our first-ever Local Author Fair. Authors: please apply for inclusion by September 20.
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Samuel Popkin, The Candidate: What it Takes to Win - and Hold - the White House
Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 pm

$10, Discounted $8
Samuel Popkin explains how challengers get to the White House, incumbents stay there for a second term and Presidential successors hold power for their party.
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Closing Night - William Mann, Hello Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand
Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 pm

$10, Discounted $8
In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a seventeen-year-old kid from Brooklyn, bursting with talent and ambition.
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