Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
General Information

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


Puchase tickets at edcjcc.org/litfest or (202) 777-3251.
Discounted tickets are available for members, students with ID and seniors 65 and over.
All ticket sales are final.
Purchase a Festival Pass and save! 
Young professional pass also available. 
All events are general admission unless otherwise noted.
Reserved seating is available for patrons with special needs.


Sign up online to help at one event and attend another for free or call (202) 777-3251.


Featured books will be sold at the events and in our online store. The authors will sign books following each program. 

Venues: Transit, Directions and Parking

Foundry United Methodist Church

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center

Washington DCJCC


Festival attendees are eligible for a 10% discount at the DISTRIKT Bistro, a Kosher meat restaurant located on the first floor of the DCJCC. Call (202) 232-5551 or view the menu.

Further Information

Please call (202) 777-3251 or email litfest@edcjcc.org for general questions.


Alena Kranzberg
(202) 777-3251

Festival Pass

Buy a Festival Pass and save!

$110 per Festival Pass

Attend as many Festival events as you like for one low price!