The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival 

October 6–16, 2007


Saturday, October 6 (Opening Night)
8:00 pm
Finding Home: A Theatrical Celebration of Jewish Short Stories
Directed by Nick Olcott
Sunday, October 7

11:00 amThe Chaim Kempner Author Series Presents Glenn D. Smith, Jr., Something on My Own: Gertrude Berg and American Broadcasting, 1929–1956

3:00 pm
Ruth R. Wisse, Jews and Power

7:30 pm
Deborah Tannen and musical duo Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Mothers and Daughters in Book and Music: You're Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation and A Parents' Home Companion CD

Monday, October 8
7:30 pm
Gina B. Nahai, Caspian Rain

Tuesday, October 9
7:00 pm
André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name

8:00 pm
Steven Lee Beeber and Panelists, The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk

Wednesday, October 10
Flora M. Singer, Flora, I was but a Child
Featuring Michael Berenbaum

7:00 pm
Devyani Saltzman, Shooting Water and screening of Academy Award-nominee Water

Thursday, October 11
Laura Cohen Apelbaum and Wendy Turman, Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community

7:30 pm
Rutu Modan, Exit Wounds

Friday, October 12
6:00 pm
Shabbat dinner for parents and kids with author Meredith L. Jacobs, The Modern Jewish Mom's Guide to Shabbat: Connect and Celebrate--Bring Your Family Together with the Friday Night Meal 

Saturday, October 13
8:00 pm
Nathan Englander, The Ministry of Special Cases

Sunday, October 14
11:00 am
The Sugarman Family Award for Jewish Children's Literature: Heidi Smith Hyde, Mendel's Accordian, with live klezmer music for the entire family

2:00 pm
Daniel Mendelsohn, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
With photographs by Matt Mendelsohn

5:00 pm
Moment Magazine's Emerging Writer Awards with Elisa Albert, How This Night Is Different; Ann Kirschner, Sala's Gift; and Steve Sheinkin, The Adventures Of Rabbi Harvey

Monday, October 15
7:30 pm
Shalom Auslander, Foreskin's Lament 

Tuesday, October 16 (Closing Night)
8:00 pm
Gerald L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture Presents Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe