Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
October 6-16, 2013


10/6      E.L. Doctorow, Opening Night
10/7      Man of Mystery: Walter Mosley
10/8      Mark Cohen, Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman
10/9      Jeremy Dauber, The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem: The Remarkable Life and
             
Afterlife of the Man Who Created Tevye
10/10    Ben Urwand, The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler
10/12    Dan Savage, American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex,  
             Love, and Politics
10/13    The Great Children's Read: Bringing Books to Life
10/13    Local Author Fair: Discover a New Book
10/14    Allen Salkin, From Scratch: Inside the Food Network
10/15    Jonathan Schanzer, State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and the
             Unmaking of the Palestinian State 
10/15    Film: Tiger Eyes
10/16    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to
             Solving Our Nation's Problems


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E.L. Doctorow
Sunday, October 6, 7:00 pm
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
$30, Discounted $25, VIP $100
Literary master E.L. Doctorow gives an exclusive preview of his newest book Andrew's Brain: A Novel (Knopf, 2014).
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Man of Mystery: Walter Mosley
Monday, October 7, 7:30 pm
$18, Discounted $15, VIP $40
Bestselling author Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress.
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Mark Cohen, Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman
The Chaim Kempner Author Series
Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 pm

 $12, Discounted $10
Hear long-lost parodies of Broadway favorites! Fifty years ago Allan Sherman released his megahit song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh."
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Jeremy Dauber, The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem: The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of the Man Who Created Teyve
The Bernard Wexler Lecture on Jewish History
Wednesday, October 9, 7:30 pm

FREE
Novelist and playwright Sholem Aleichem was a founding giant of modern Yiddish literature. 
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Ben Urwand, The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler
In conversation with Jenna Weissman Joselit
Thursday, October 10, 7:30 pm

$12, Discounted $10
Scholar Ben Urwand tells the astonishing story of Hollywood's dealings with Nazi Germany.
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Dan Savage, American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
Saturday, October 12, 8:00 pm
Foundry United Methodist Church
$30, Discounted $25, VIP $100
“America’s most in-your-face sex columnist and gay rights activist,” Savage is best known for his honest social commentary, his column “Savage Love” and the It Gets Better Project.
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The Great Children's Read: Bringing Books to Life

Sunday, October 13, 10:00 am
$12, Discounted $10 per family
Celebrate books with crafts, folktales, a sing-along and storytime with Pamela Mayer. 
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Local Author Fair: Discover a New Book

Sunday, October 13, 7:00 pm
FREE
Meet and greet authors at the Local Author Fair! A selection of DC-area authors will each be given three minutes to tell you about their books.
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Allen Salkin, From Scratch: Inside the Food Network

Monday, October 14, 7:30 pm

$18, Discounted $15
Big personalities, high drama—this is the extraordinary behind-the-scenes story of the Food Network.
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Jonathan Schanzer, State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Unmaking of the Palestinian State

Tuesday, October 15, 12:00 pm
FREE
Jonathan Schanzer argues that the Palestinian Authority’s political dysfunction and corruption are the true threat to a Palestinian state.
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Film: Tiger Eyes

Tuesday, October 15, 7:30 pm
$11
The first of Judy Blume’s books to be translated to film, Tiger Eyes stars Willa Holland (Gossip Girl, The O.C.) as a teenager grappling with the sudden loss of her father.
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation's Problems

Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 pm

$25, Discounted $20, VIP $50
Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz challenges America to resolve the toughest issues of our day for the sake of our children.

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Contact:
Alena Kranzberg
(202) 777-3251
litfest@washingtondcjcc.org

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