Hannes Richter

We Recommend: Jewish Literary Festival

Hannes Richter

The Washington DCJCC presents the annual Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival, October 14-24. The Festival includes 15 events, with celebrated authors and scholars including Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon and Nobel Prize Winner Erik Kandel. The Embassy of Austria is proud to co-sponsor three exciting events in the framework of this year's event:

Kafka's Last Story: An Evening of Film and Theater  

On October 16, an evening of film and theater is devoted to literary genius Franz Kafka. A screening of Kafka's Last story, which explores the fate of Kafka’s invaluable writings and papers will be followed by a theatrical reading of excerpts from Kafka’s "Metamorphosis" by Theater J’s Delia Taylor.

Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 pm
Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW
Tickets: $11, Discounted $10
Purchase tickets at washingtondcjcc.org/litfest


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
On October 18, The Washington Post columnist Anne-Marie O’Connor in a discussion with Georgetown University professor Ori Z Soltes will explore the strange journey of Gustav Klimt's Adele at the hands of the Nazis, and its recovery and sale to Ronald Lauder for $135 million in 2006.

Thursday, October 18, 7:30 pm
Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW
Tickets: $10, Discounted $8
Purchase tickets at washingtondcjcc.org/litfest

The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present

On October 20, university professor and Nobel Prize winner Erik Kandel in a conversation with The New York Time's columnist David Brooks will illustrates how, during the 1900s in Vienna, a confluence of scientists, psychologists, artists and thinkers, while exploring the unconscious mind, gave rise to the Age of Insight—our Modern Age.

Saturday, October 20, 8:00 pm
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street Northwest

Tickets: $25, Discounted $20
Purchase tickets at washingtondcjcc.org/litfest