The Lessans Family Literary Series

2017-2018 Literary Series

All year long, we will bring you the best and brightest authors and artists from around the country for special events!

Literary Series Events

Event Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Event Time: 7:00 PM

Ticket Price: $18, Ticket Only | $41, Ticket & Book

Event Info: Fishman’s book — The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis — tells the heroic, little known story about a group of poets and partisans known as the “Paper Brigade,” living in the Vilna Ghetto, who worked to save Jewish books and Jewish culture from Nazi destruction.

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Event Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Event Time: 10:30 AM

Ticket Price: $20, Ticket Only | $42 Ticket & Book

Event Info: Rafi Kohan takes you across the country, from the home of the Dallas Cowboys to the iconic Fenway, in Boston, with stops along the way at Wrigley in Chicago, the Superdome in New Orleans, the Yankee Stadiums (old and new) and countless other arenas in America’s largest cities in this fun sports-lovers book. Breakfast included.

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Join us for an incredible evening with Ehud Barak. The former prime minister of Israel reflects on his life and his country’s first seven decades, its successes, setbacks and misjudgments, in his new book, My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Searching for Peace. *Books will be sold at this event.

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Questions, please call Jennifer Smith at 301-348-3778 or Email

Event Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Event Time: 7:00 PM

Ticket Price: $25, Ticket Only

Event Info: Join us for a special culinary event featuring blogger and new cookbook author, Jenn Segal.

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Drs. Ellen and Stuart Lessans
Helene Weisz and Richard Lieberman
Even Hotels
The Wine Harvest
Randi, Marty and Andrew Meyrowitz

Adele and Roy Igersheim
Helen and David Rubin
Tracy Bloom Schwartz and Alan Schwartz
Janyse and Bernie Weisz

The Embassy of Israel
Joy and Herb Epstein
Lisie and Michael Gottdenker
Lisa and Murry Gunty
Susan and Adam Wegner
Ellen and Michael Gold
Pamela Nadell

Community Partners:
B’nai Tzedek Sisterhood
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital
Washington Jewish Week

Become a Literary Series Sponsor, today, by contacting: Jennifer Smith, 301-348-3778.