Mike Reiss, a longtime writer on “The Simpsons” and four-time Emmy Award winner, is also a screenwriter, producer and author of the new memoir “Springfield Confidential.” He’s also Jewish, and his talk “The Simpsons and Other Jewish Families” will shed a light on Jewish themes you’ve likely never noticed. Part of the Litquake Literary Festival.

6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. $20-$25.