District of Columbia Jewish Community Center


Zachary Lazar

Whose novel "Sway" was a Los Angeles Times best book of 2008, will discuss his novel "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" about the American gangster Meyer Lansky and his dream of emigrating to Israel. The event is part of the Jewish Literary Festival

Hilma and Meg Wolitzer

Hilma Wolitzer, the author of "An Available Man" and Meg Wolitzer, author of "The Interestings" and "Belzhar," will discuss the influence of family on their writing. The event is part of hte Jewish Literary Festival

Nick Kotz

A former Washington Post reporter, will discuss his book "The Harness Maker's Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise Of South Texas"

Ruth K. Westheimer and Jerome E. Singerman

Westheimer, renowned sex therapist and Singerman, an authority on classical literature in medieval and Renaissance Europe, will discuss their book "Myths of Love: Echoes of Ancient Mythology in the Modern Romantic Imagination"


S. Bear Bergman stars in the performance presented as part of the Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival.

Mathew Klickstein

An author, will discuss his book "Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age"

Martin Goldsmith

The host and classical music programmer for SiriusXM Radio's "Symphony Hall," will discuss his book "Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance." The event is part of the Jewish Literary Festival

Gary Shteyngart

The author of the bestselling novels "Super Sad True Love Story" and "The Russian Debutante's Handbook," will discuss his memoir "Little Failure," in conversation with NPR's Alan Cheuse. The event is part of the Jewish Literary Festival

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The Washington JCC is also home to Theater J and the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery.