Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Festival is sincerely grateful to Board member Tamara Handelsman and her husband Harry Handelsman for establishing two endowments for the Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival. This year's Festival is also supported by the following endowments and funds: The Bernard Wexler Fund for Jewish History, the Sugarman Family Award for Jewish Children's Literature,  The Helen and Milton Covensky Fund, and the Chaim Kempner Collection Library Fund. The Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts is supported in part by a grant from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. 

Friends of the Festival

Epic Hero

Ralph and Louie Dweck
Tamara and Harry Handelsman


Bridge Street Books
Faye and Jack Moskowitz

Melanie and Lawrence Nussdorf
Deborah and Michael Salzberg 
Michael Singer

David Bruce Smith
Judith Weintraub 


Babs and Rabbi A.N. Abramowitz
Deborah Carliner and Robert Remes
Linda and Mike Goldberg
Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai
Francine Zorn Trachtenberg and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg 
Diane Abelman Wattenberg 
Susan Wedlan and Harold Rosen


Frances and Leonard Burka
Richard and Amira Chadwick
Jeffrey Jorge Cohen
Arlene and David Epstein

Lois and Michael Fingerhut
Naomi Freeman
Paula Seigle Goldman

Martha Gross and Robert Tracy
Martha Kahn and Simeon M. Kriesberg
Maryla Korn
Stuart S. Kurlander and David L. Martin
Phyllis and Morton Lessans
Michelle Sender
Shirley and Jack Serber
Mindy Strelitz and Andrew Cornblatt 
Susan Willens
Carolyn and William Wolfe 


Miriam and Eliezer Benbassat
Dava Berkman 
Ryna Cohen, Marcy and Neil Cohen
Helen B. Darling and Bradford Gray
Suzanne and Theodore Fields
Lorraine Gallard and Richard Levy
Dina Gold
Debra Goldberg and Seth Waxman
Shoshana and Peter Grove
Jim Hambuechen
Janet Kolodner
William Kreisberg
Carole Lerner
Myra and Allen Mondzac

Deborah Prigal
Barbara Rappaport
Renay and Bill Regardie
Madelyn R. Shapiro
Sylvia Shenk and Yori Aharoni
Lynnette Spira
Lance Wolf
Rivka Yerushalmi

Gifts as of October 1, 2013 

Festival Sponsors

Program Co-Sponsors

ACLU of the Nation's Capital
Adas Israel Congregation
Bet Mishpachah
Creative Writing Program of the George Washington University English Department

Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC

Georgetown University Department of Government
The Jewish Food Experience
The Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital
The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center and Program for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland
Moment Magazine
Ohev Sholom--The National Synagogue
PEN/Faulkner Foundation
The Program in Judaic Studies of The George Washington University

The Writer's Center
Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University

Yiddish of Greater Washington

Promotional Sponsors

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion at American University
Executive Women in Government
The Foundation for Jewish Studies
Hamsa-University of Maryland's Jewish LGBTQ group 

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue
PJ Library

Temple Micah 

Media Sponsors


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