28 | Jun
06:30PM
28 | Jun
06:30PM

concert

A Musical Journey through Jerusalem

Join us for a musical journey through Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image. In the company of beautiful paintings, artifacts, models, prints and photographs of the Holy City from the 17th to 21st centuries, you’ll hear Jerusalem brought to life through a rich array of musical selections inspired by the city and its communities. Hosted by cellist Elad Kabilio of MusicTalks, and accompanied by clarinetist Avigail Malachi-Baev and vocalist Inbar Goldman, this intimate, interactive concert features music ranging from Ladino and Klezmer to Opera and Israeli song.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 seniors, students; free YUM members and YU students,faculty

Tickets: Available online

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concert

29 | Jun
06:00PM
29 | Jun
06:00PM

ruth gay seminar in jewish studies

The Writers, Artists, Singers and Musicians of the National Hungarian Jewish Cultural Association (OMIKE), 1939-1944

Presenter: Frederick Bondy, Editor
Moderator: Alex Weiser, YIVO Programs Manager
Historical Introduction: Professor Istvan Deak
Respondent: Professor Randolph Braham

In response to anti-Semitic laws passed in 1938 in Hungary, barring Jewish artists from practising their professions, Budapest's Jewish community leaders organized an artistic group under the aegis of OMIKE Országos Magyar Izraelita Közmueveloedési Egyesület (Hungarian Jewish Education Association) to provide employment opportunities for Jewish actors, musicians, singers, composers, writers and artists. Carrying out its activities primarily in Goldmark Hall in Budapest, OMIKE organized at least one thousand performances by Jewish performers which took place between 1939 and 1944. These included plays, concerts, cabaret, ballet, operas, and operettas. The cultured Budapest Jewish community deeply appreciated these performances especially in view of the oppressive conditions of which prevailed in Hungary the time. There were also art and sculpture exhibitions held throughout this period.

Frederick Bondy’s expanded English edition is based on the original 1943 Hungarian language book written by Jeno Lévai. This new book by Bondy includes the history of the OMIKE and provides an overview of the numerous contributions of musicans and artists to Jewish cultural life during the Holocaust period in Hungary. Amply illustrated with photographs, the new additional chapters added by Frederick Bondy to the original 1943 book includes recollections and interviews by inpidual artists who share the circumstances which led them to join the OMIKE.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at https://www.yivo.org/OMIKE or 212-294-8330 x. 6152

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ruth gay seminar in jewish studies

29 | Jun
07:30PM
29 | Jun
07:30PM

panel discussion

Freedom of Speech vs. Defending Israel

Join Floyd Abrams (First Amendment expert), Sam Norich (President, The Forward), and Thane Rosenbaum (Professor of Law) for a compelling discussion of the American Jewish community’s commitment to free speech.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at SmartTix

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panel discussion

04 | Jul
04 | Jul

holidays and closures

Happy Independence Day! The Center is closed.

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holidays and closures

05 | Jul
06:30PM
05 | Jul
06:30PM

course

Tolerance, Culture, and Violence in Medieval Spain

Join Dr. Rachel Stein of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research for this four-week seminar about the culture and politics of Islamic Spain and the encounters among Jews, Christians, and Muslims that characterized this dynamic period.

Ticket Info: $315; 10% discount for CJH members, use code cjhmember at https://thebrooklyninstitute.com/current-courses/

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course

09 | Jul
01:00PM
09 | Jul
01:00PM

concert/lecture

Annual Mordkhe Schaechter Memorial Program: Uriel Weinreich as a Bridge in Jewish Culture Between Eastern Europe and America

This Program is in Yiddish.

Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz (Professor of Sociolinguistics, Director of Judaic Studies, Drexel University)

Musical Program:
Inna Barmash (co-founder of the Klez Dispensers, Princeton's first klezmer band; solo album, "Yiddish Lullabies and Love Songs"; toured with Ljova and the Kontraband)
“The Echoes of My Grandparents”
Arele (Arun) Viswanath (Grandson of Mordkhe and Charne Schaechter; Yiddish activist)

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at https://www.yivo.org/Schaechter2017 or call 212-294-8301 x. 6152

Tickets: Available online

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concert/lecture

10 | Jul
06:30PM
10 | Jul
06:30PM

concert

A Musical Journey through Jerusalem

Join us for a musical journey through Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image. In the company of beautiful paintings, artifacts, models, prints and photographs of the Holy City from the 17th to 21st centuries, you’ll hear Jerusalem brought to life through a rich array of musical selections inspired by the city and its communities. Hosted by cellist Elad Kabilio of MusicTalks, and accompanied by clarinetist Avigail Malachi-Baev and vocalist Inbar Goldman, this intimate, interactive concert features music ranging from Ladino and Klezmer to Opera and Israeli song.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 seniors, students; free YUM members and YU students,faculty

Tickets: Available online

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concert

11 | Jul
07:00PM
11 | Jul
07:00PM

film and discussion

The Muses of Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer, the famous Yiddish writer and Nobel Prize winner wrote with a 'harem' of dozens of translators behind him. Beyond simple translation, these women were a vital source of his creativity. The inspiration he drew from them came in many forms, often mixing romance with professional aspirations. Today nine remain to tell his story. Intimate, poignant interviews and exclusive archival footage combine to portray the unknown story of an author who charmed and enchanted his audiences, just like he charmed and enchanted his translators. A film about both the very art of translation and one of the great figures of twentieth century literature. Director Asaf Galay will join for a discussion and Q&A after the screening.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at yivo.org/The-Muses-of-Bashevis-Singer or 212-294-8301 x 6152

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film and discussion

12 | Jul
06:30PM
12 | Jul
06:30PM

lecture

Oxford's Aleppo Connection: Edward Pococke (1604-1691) from Humanism to Enlightenment via Hebrew and Arabic Learning

Speaker: Lenn Goodman (Vanderbilt University).

Aleppo has figured much in the news of late, but the city is ancient. Long home to one of the finest manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible, in early modern times it became an important center of trade – and learning. Edward Pococke (1604-1691), traveled there as chaplain to a British trade mission, aiming to perfect his Arabic. There he collected Arabic and Hebrew manuscripts, laying foundations for Oxford’s Bodleian collection in these areas. The holdings at Corpus Christi, Pococke’s old college, now on display here in New York, attest to the tradition of seeking firsthand knowledge of such texts at Oxford going back to the 13th century.

It was such work, often aided by Jewish and Muslim texts and learned informants of non-Christian backgrounds, that made possible the King James Bible (1611), spearheaded by John Rainolds, the President of Corpus. On returning from Syria Pococke became the first tenant of the chair in Arabic founded by Archbishop Laud. Besides translating Arabic books of history and poetry and commenting on books of the Hebrew prophets, Pococke introduced in England the work of the great Jewish philosopher, physician and jurist Moses Maimonides, overseeing the forging of special fonts to make possible his Porta Mosis, the Gateway to Moses (Maimonides). And he translated into Latin Ibn Tufayl’s 12th century Arabic philosophical novel Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, the story of a man growing up without parents or language – a thought experiment designed to show what a human mind could achieve without the benefit (or interference) of tradition. Translated into many languages, the book influenced Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and helped inspire the transition from Renaissance humanism, with its devotion to Greek, Latin, and Hebrew texts, to the Enlightenment ideal of independent thinking.

Lenn Goodman of Vanderbilt University is a widely known philosopher and a scholar of Jewish and Islamic philosophical classics. Like Pococke, he has translated both Maimonides and Ibn Tufayl.

This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford. For more information on the exhibition, please visit cjh.org/oxford.

Ticket Info: Free, RSVP via Smarttix

Tickets: Available online

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lecture

13 | Jul
06:30PM
13 | Jul
06:30PM

course

Accusing Women

Dr. Yitzhak Lewis of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research will lead this four-week seminar that explores literary tropes of accusation, from Genesis to Borges, and considers their relation to representations of women in Western culture.

Ticket Info: $315; 10% discount for CJH members, use code cjhmember at https://thebrooklyninstitute.com/current-courses/

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course

25 | Jul
06:30PM
25 | Jul
06:30PM

lecture

News and Journalism in the Age of Trump

Traditional news is facing disruption from all sides. Digital media are unraveling the advertising-based business model, an environment of political hyper-partisanship is undermining the idea of objectivity in reporting and the emergence of alternative sources of information, from so-called "fake news" to commercial and institutional propaganda, is challenging even the very notion of truth.

Join Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker for a review and discussion of these far-reaching developments and their implications for political and civil discourse in a modern democratic society.

This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford. For more information on the exhibition, please visit cjh.org/oxford.

Ticket Info: Free, RSVP via Smarttix

Tickets: Available online

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lecture

02 | Aug
06:00PM
02 | Aug
06:00PM

concert

Summer Yiddish Song Celebration

A concert in celebration of the rich breadth of music with Yiddish lyrics including Yiddish Theater Songs, Yiddish Folk Songs, and Yiddish Art Songs. Singers include Eléonore Biezunski, Miryem-Khaye Seigel, and Eliza Bagg. Program details TBA.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at https://yivo.org/Summer-Yiddish-Song-Celebration or call 212-294-8301 x. 6152

Tickets: Available online

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concert

03 | Sep
03 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 in honor of Labor Day.

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holidays and closures

04 | Sep
04 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, September 4 in honor of Labor Day.

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holidays and closures

20 | Sep
20 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 20 for Erev Rosh Hashana.

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holidays and closures

21 | Sep
21 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Thursday, September 21 for Rosh Hashana.

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holidays and closures

22 | Sep
22 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Friday, September 22 for Rosh Hashana.

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holidays and closures

29 | Sep
29 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2:00pm on Friday, September 29 for Erev Yom Kippur.

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holidays and closures

30 | Sep
30 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Saturday, September 30 for Yom Kippur.

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holidays and closures

04 | Oct
04 | Oct

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2pm on Wednesday, October 4 for Erev Sukkot.

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holidays and closures

05 | Oct
05 | Oct

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Thursday, October 5 for Sukkot.

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holidays and closures

06 | Oct
06 | Oct

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Friday, October 6 for Sukkot.

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holidays and closures

11 | Oct
11 | Oct

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2pm on Wednesday, October 11 Erev Shemini Atzeret.

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holidays and closures

12 | Oct
12 | Oct

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Thursday, October 12 Shemini Atzeret.

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holidays and closures

13 | Oct
13 | Oct

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Friday, October 13 Simchat Torah.

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holidays and closures

22 | Nov
22 | Nov

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2pm on Wednesday, November 22. It will remain closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

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holidays and closures

23 | Nov
23 | Nov

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

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holidays and closures

24 | Nov
24 | Nov

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

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holidays and closures

25 | Dec
25 | Dec

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, December 25 for Christmas.

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holidays and closures