Join Theater J for an evening featuring America’s favorite sex therapist, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, in conversation with Deborah Tannen,
and honoring Hubert (Hank) Schlosberg. This celebration will include delicious food, specialty cocktails, laughter, and friends!

Sunday, March 25
6:00 PM
Chaired by Ann Gilbert and Sherry Nevins

Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to purchase tickets, please contact Theater J Development Coordinator, Skye Landgraf, at or 202.777.3225.

Dinner sponsored by Provisions Catering. Kosher meals available with advance request. Festive attire.

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer
is a psychosexual therapist who pioneered speaking frankly about sexual matters on radio with her program, Sexually Speaking. Born in Germany in 1928, Dr. Westheimer was sent to Switzerland at the age of ten to escape the Holocaust. At the age of seventeen she went to then Palestine where she joined the Haganah, the Israeli freedom fighters. In 1956 she went to the U.S. where she obtained her Masters Degree in Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School of Social Research and Doctorate of Education in the Interdisciplinary Study of the Family from Columbia University Teacher’s College. She is the author of 40 books, the latest of which are Stay or Go: Dr. Ruth’s Rules for Real Relationships and Roller Coaster Grandma. She has taught courses at various institutions including Princeton and Yale. She is currently teaching a course at Columbia’s Teachers College. Dr. Westheimer has two children, four grandchildren, and resides in New York City.

Deborah Tannen
 is best known as the author of You Just Don’t Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years. Among her many other books, You’re Wearing THAT? and You Were Always Mom’s Favorite! were also New York Times bestsellers. You’re the Only One I Can Tell, about women’s friendships, was published in May. University professor and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she appears frequently on national television and radio. Her play An Act of Devotion, about returning with her father to Warsaw, his birthplace, is included in The Best American Short Plays 1993-1994.

Hubert (Hank) Schlosberg has been a leader in the Theater J community for over 15 years, including 11 years as a member of the Theater J Council and currently as an esteemed member of the Honorary Council. Hank is a pillar of the broader theater community of DC, and has served as a Vice Chair on the board for Arena Stage for many years. Hank holds a Doctorate of Law from Georgetown University. He has been a prominent DC lawyer since 1958, specializing in several areas, including as a trial lawyer in medical and legal malpractice. He is a member of the Maryland Ethics Peer Review Panel and serves on the DC Attorney/Client Arbitration Fee Dispute Board.

$3000 Fan Club Members
A reserved table for a group of 10, a tribute ad in the printed program, a signed copy of The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre, and recognition in the printed program as an event sponsor.

$750 First Time Callers
Two tickets, a signed copy of The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre, and recognition in the printed program as an event sponsor.

$300 Long Time Listeners
Single ticket.

RSVP here or by contacting Theater J’s Development Coordinator, Skye Landgraf, at or 202.777.3225.

2018 Benefit Planning Committee

Ann Gilbert, Co-Chair
Sherry Nevins, Co-Chair
Joyce Bonnett
Bunny Dwin
Betty Ferber
Cheryl Gorelick
Arlene Klepper
Evelyn Sandground