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6/12/2017 Member News

(SARASOTA, FL) -- Investigative journalist and author Carl Bernstein and noted international attorney Don Burris will be the headliners for a new lecture series coming to Sarasota this fall. Hosted by the Jewish Housing Council Foundation, “Nosh & Knowledge” is a two-part series designed to help area residents keep abreast of the latest developments taking place in Washington, DC, and around the globe. Series details are included below.

“Nosh & Knowledge” Lecture Series
October 23, 2017 – Don Burris
12:00 pm
Michael’s on East
Cost: $125/person, lunch included

January 23, 2018 – Carl Bernstein
7:00 pm
Michael’s on East
Cost: $175/person, dinner included

Tickets may also be purchased as part of a packaged set for both lectures at a cost of $275/person.

Don Burris was the senior attorney who successfully argued the famous "Woman in Gold" art retribution lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004. The case, which later became the subject of a 2015 film of the same name, involved a claim by Maria Altman that the Austrian government had stolen six Gustav Klimt paintings from her family when they were forced to flee during the Nazi annexation of Austria in World War II. Following his successful prosecution of the case, Burris devoted his career to the pursuit of art works and other assets stolen by Nazi authorities before and during the war.

As a young reporter for The Washington Post in 1972, Carl Bernstein and fellow journalist Bob Woodward broke the story on the Watergate scandal that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The duo’s reporting of the scandal and the president’s subsequent downfall were later captured in the bestselling book "All the President’s Men," which was also made into a Hollywood blockbuster starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford. Today, Bernstein serves as a political commentator for CNN. Each attendee to his talk during “Nosh & Knowledge” will receive a free autographed copy of "All the President’s Men" as a special gift.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for “Nosh & Knowledge” are available by contacting the Jewish Housing Council Foundation office at 941-203-6237 or by emailing Director of Development Johnette Cappadona at


About the Jewish Housing Council Foundation

Jewish Housing Council Foundation supports the mission of Aviva – A Campus for Senior Life. Together we can enrich the lives of our seniors and the greater community.


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