2008 Calendar of Events
Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival

Sunday, September 14
8:00 pm
Opening Night
Laugh for God's Sake: Humor in Jewish Literature
Directed by Ian Armstrong

Monday, September 15
7:30 pm
The Bernard Wexler Lecture on Jewish History 2008
Beth Kaplan
Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: The Life and Legacy of Jacob Gordin

8:00 pm
Adam Langer
Ellington Boulevard

Tuesday, September 16
10:00 am
Young Children's Programming
Richard Michelson
A is For Abraham

7:30 pm
Edgar Bronfman in conversation with Wayne Firestone
Hope, Not Fear: A Path to Jewish Renaissance

Wednesday, September 17
7:30 pm
Ilan Stavans
Resurrecting Hebrew

8:00 pm
Roger Bennett
Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies
Venue: Mocha Hut, 1301 U Street NW

Thursday, September 18
Elyse Schein & Paula Bernstein
Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited

7:00 pm
The Helen and Milton Covensky Fund
Peter Manseau
Songs for the Butcher's Daughter
Janet Kirchheimer
How to Spot One of Us

Friday, September 19 
Jacques Berlinerblau
Thumpin' It: The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today's Presidential Politics

Saturday, September 20
The Gerald L Bernstein Memorial Lecture
8:00 pm
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism
Venue:  La Maison Française Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road 

Sunday, September 21 
11:00 am
Andrea Askowitz
My Miserable, Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy

4:00 pm
Elisa Albert
The Book of Dahlia

7:00 pm
Darin Strauss
More Than It Hurts You

Monday, September 22
7:30 pm
Screening of the film Amos Oz, directed by Stelios Charalampopoulos

7:30 pm
Eileen Pollack
In The Mouth: Stories and Novellas

Tuesday, September 23
6:00 pm
Ronnie Fein
Hip Kosher: 175 Easy-to-Prepare Recipes for Today's Kosher Cooks

The Chaim Kempner Author Series
7:30 pm
Ariel Sabar
My Father's Paradise

Wednesday, September 24 
Closing Night
6:00 pm
Masha Gessen
Blood Matters: From Inherited Illness to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene 

7:30 pm
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in conversation with Francine Zorn Trachtenberg
Big Man on Campus: A University President Speaks Out on Higher Education

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October 18-28, 2009