Schedule & Tickets
Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival



 Jay Michaelson, God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality
Sunday, October 23, 11:00 am
$10, Discounted $8
One of the Forward’s “fifty most influential Jewish leaders in America,”
Michaelson tackles the contentious “God vs. gay” divide. More info...
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 Gail Levin, Lee Krasner: A Biography
The Helen and Milton Covensky Fund
Sunday, October 23, 7:30 pm
$10, Discounted $8  
This first-ever biography of Lee Krasner brings her out of the shadow of her formidable husband, the renowned painter Jackson Pollack.
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 Opening Night - United By Faith, Divided by War: Jews and the
Civil War

 Monday, October 24, 7:30 pm
 $25, Discounted $20
 Spend an evening with President Abraham Lincoln, Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin and others as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a series of dramatic readings recreating Jewish participation in the war. More info...
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- Intimate Grammar
Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 pm
$10, Discounted $9
Winner of the Best Feature Film Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival 2010, Intimate Grammar is an adaptation of David Grossman's The Book of Intimate Grammar More info... 
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 Charles King, Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams
The Bernard Wexler Lecture on Jewish History
Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 pm
The port city of Odessa has been a gathering place of geniuses, villains, aristocrats, artists and political insurgents of every nationality, religion and social class. More info...
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 Panel - Telling It Like It Is: Jews, Sports and Writing
The Chaim Kempner Author Series
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm
$10, Discounted $8

Join journalist Robert Lipsyte, historian John Bloom and moderator Dan Steinberg for a discussion of sports, culture and modern media.
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  Ursula Hegi, Children and Fire
Saturday, October 29, 8:00 pm
$10, Discounted $8
Like her bestseller Stones from the River, Hegi’s newest novel is set in the fictional town of Burgdorf, Germany in the early days of the Third Reich. More info...
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 Vicki Weber, It's Too Crowded in Here!
Sugarman Family Children’s Book Award
Sunday, October 30, 10:00 am
$10, 8 Discounted per family, includes a copy of the book
Join us for a morning of crafts, folktales and fun! Sugarman Family Award winner It's Too Crowded in Here! is a collection of Jewish folktales and midrashic stories, enlivened by colorful illustrations. More info...
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  Panel - Glasnost’s Children
Sunday, October 30, 7:30 pm

$10, Discounted $8
Acclaimed up-and-coming novelists David Bezmozgis, Nadia Kalman and Halley Tanner explore the modern Russian immigrant experience with moderator Faye Moskowitz.
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Alicia Oltuski, Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life
Monday, October 31, 7:30 pm
$10, Discounted $8
Alicia Oltuski, a 26-year-old journalist and daughter of a diamond dealer, takes readers behind-the-scenes to reveal the shrouded inner workings of the diamond industry. More info... 
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 Panel - Israel, Loose Nukes and the End of the World
Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 pm
$10, Discounted $8
Professor Avner Cohen and journalist Ron Rosenbaum sit down with Marvin Kalb to discuss the history and risks of Israel’s nuclear ambiguity and worst-case-scenarios in an age of atomic anxiety. More info... 
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 Closing Night - Lucette Lagnado, The Arrogant Years
The Gerald L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 pm
$20, Discounted $15
The author of the award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit returns with an extraordinary follow-up memoir that focuses on her and her mother’s experiences in Cairo and America. More info...
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