20 | Nov
06:30PM
20 | Nov
06:30PM

curator's tour

The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back

Join Jacob Wisse, director of Yeshiva University Museum on a walking tour through Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, exploring the image and legacy of the Arch of Titus from Imperial Rome to modern-day Israel.

Ticket Info: $10 adults, $5 seniors, students; free for YUM members & YU students, faculty or staff

Tickets: Available online

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curator's tour

20 | Nov
06:30PM
20 | Nov
06:30PM

the arch of titus and the rome lab

The Knight and His Jewish Readers

Michela Andreatta (University of Rochester), Serena Di Nepi (University of Rome La Sapienza) and Jane Tylus (New York University) will discuss Ariosto’s masterpiece Orlando Furioso in the context of an early modern Jewish quest to define minority status amidst a dramatic transformation of mentality, political equilibria, and power structures.

Ticket Info: Free; reserve at romelab@primolevicenter.org

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the arch of titus and the rome lab

20 | Nov
07:00PM
20 | Nov
07:00PM

book launch

Bad Rabbi and Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press

Discover the underground history of downwardly mobile Jews, mined from the Yiddish press to expose the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late 19th – early 20th centuries.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations at https://yivo.org/Bad-Rabbi or 917-606-8290

Tickets: Available online

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book launch

21 | Nov
06:30PM
21 | Nov
06:30PM

course

Introduction to Gershom Scholem

In this course, we'll examine Gershom Scholem's systematic conception of Jewish politics, touching on three core strands: Kabbalah, Messianism, history. We'll treat each in turn, and consider how in combination the three form the ground on which Scholem's broader intellectual project is organized. Continues every Tuesday through December 12.

Ticket Info: $315; 10% discount for CJH members; use code cjhmember online

Tickets: Available online

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course

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

30 | Nov
06:00PM
30 | Nov
06:00PM

concert

Cantata Profana performs Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde

6:00pm Pre-Concert Lecture, Sponsored by the Jewish Music Forum
Gustav Mahler: Jewish Identity and Nineteenth-Century Musical Culture
In this pre-concert lecture, historian Daniel Jütte (NYU) will discuss Mahler as a Jewish composer by examining the time and place in which he lived.  Lecture is free; RSVP to info@jewishmusicforum.org.

7:00pm Concert, Presented by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Enjoy Gustav Mahler’s epic song symphony, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) in Arnold Schoenberg and Rainer Riehn’s chamber orchestra arrangement. YIVO joins forces with the young, “intrepid” (New Yorker) vocal and instrumental chamber ensemble Cantata Profana for a concert to remember.

Ticket Info: $25 general; $15 YIVO members, students at https://yivo.org/Mahler or 917-606-8290

Tickets: Available online

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concert

03 | Dec
08:00PM
03 | Dec
08:00PM

staged reading

The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe

The American Sephardi Federation proudly presents The Jew of Malta, by Christopher Marlowe, performed in a staged-reading version, adapted by and starring David Serero as Barabas and featuring Sephardi songs sung by the baritone opera star. Other cast members include: Ron Barba (Ferneze), Christopher Romero Wilson (Ithamore), Andreas Pliatsikas (Calymath), Nathan Louis Oesterle (Jew/Merchant/Friar Jacomo), and Shawn Chang (Piano).

Ticket Info: $26 and $36 at JewofMailta.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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staged reading

04 | Dec
06:30PM
04 | Dec
06:30PM

lecture

Pariahs and Prophets: How Outsiders Help Insiders Think About the World

Historian Jeremy Adelman (Princeton) will consider the intellectual impact of scholars rescued from political danger on their host institutions and countries in a public lecture on Monday evening to kick off an academic workshop the following day at the New School for Social Research.

Ticket Info: Free; RSVP to www.lbi.org/scholar-rescue or 212-744-6400

Tickets: Available online

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lecture

04 | Dec
06:30PM
04 | Dec
06:30PM

curator's tour

The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back

Join historian Steven Fine (Yeshiva University) on a walking tour through Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, exploring the image and legacy of the Arch of Titus from Imperial Rome to modern-day Israel.

Ticket Info: $10 adults, $5 seniors, students; free for YUM members & YU students, faculty or staff

Tickets: Available online

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curator's tour

05 | Dec
07:00PM
05 | Dec
07:00PM

staged reading

Wisdom from Everything

Mia McCullough’s play Wisdom from Everything is the story of Farsana, a19-year-old Syrian refugee living in Jordan, who tries to survive and obtain access to education amidst the atrocious events of the war in Syria. Followed by a panel and Q&A.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $5 AJHs members, seniors, students; $18 at the door

Tickets: Available online

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staged reading

07 | Dec
07:00PM
07 | Dec
07:00PM

book launch

The Ruined House by Ruby Namdar

featuring Ruby Namdar and Liel Leibowitz

Book talk to launch and celebrate the new English translation of Ruby Namdar’s award winning The Ruined House from Hebrew.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 AJHS/CJH/14th Street Y members, seniors, students; $12 at the door

Tickets: Available online

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book launch

07 | Dec
07:30PM
07 | Dec
07:30PM

concert

Turmoil of the Heart: Lyricism and Drama in Music by Schubert and Brahms

Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performs Schubert’s “Violin and Piano Duo Sonata,” Opus 162, D. 574, Brahms’ “Viola Sonata,” Opus 120, and Brahms’ “ Piano Quartet ,” Opus 25. Featuring Annaliesa Place on violin, Dov Scheindlin on viola, Andrew Janss on cello and Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky on piano.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 CJH/partner members, seniors, students

Tickets: Available online

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concert

10 | Dec
01:30PM
10 | Dec
01:30PM

jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

By a Thread - a Daughter's Search for her Mother's Hidden Identity

Speaker: Marisa Fox

New York journalist Marisa Fox knew her mother as Tamar Fromer Fox, a self-proclaimed freedom fighter and hero of the Israeli War of Independence. But Tamar's Polish roots were more elusive, as she avoided any conversation of how she escaped the fate that claimed her own mother and large family who were murdered at Auschwitz. Nearly 20 years after Tamar died, Marisa discovers her mother had a hidden identity and goes in search of it. Her quest takes her to her mother's Polish hometown-Sonowiec, where she finds records bearing a name and family members she had never heard before, addresses that take her through doorways she never thought she'd cross, and eventually to an obscure alpine village in the Czech Republic where her mother and thousands of other Polish Jewish girls were imprisoned for up to 4 1/2 years in Nazi forced women's labor camps. Though Tamar always denied she was a Holocaust survivor, Marisa finds evidence to the contrary and ponders the nature of identity. After a 7-year investigation from Manhattan to Melbourne, Toronto, Tel Aviv, Detroit, Haifa, Berlin, and Malmo, Sweden, finding survivors and relatives who knew her mother, Fox has directed a documentary about her search called "By a Thread." Connecting the dots between her mother's alias and her true genealogical roots and secret past, Fox asks: Is identity something that's genetically determined or are we creatures of self-invention and reinvention?

Marisa Fox is a veteran journalist who has worked in print, broadcast and digital journalism. She has written for Haaretz, the New York Times, and other publications with profiles and features about current events, culture, women's issue, immigration and the Holocaust. She graduated from Northwestern University with a BS and MS in Journalism and BA in French Language and Literature.

Ticket Info: JGS members free; guests are welcome, $5 at the door.

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jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

13 | Dec
07:30PM
13 | Dec
07:30PM

concert

A Yiddish Liederabend – An Evening of Yiddish Song

6:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture
7:30pm Concert

Description: Hear an elegant, nostalgic program devoted to treasures of Yiddish song and the poetry that inspired this musical expression in all its variety of style. Neil W. Levin delivers the pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm on the development of the Yiddish lieder tradition and its literary basis.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at https://yivo.org/Liederabend or 917-606-8290

Tickets: Available online

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concert

13 | Dec
07:30PM
13 | Dec
07:30PM

book talk

Myopia: A Memoir

Phyllis Skoy’s first novel, What Survives, takes place in Turkey. Mark Aronson is an American Jew who is a professor of art history in Istanbul. He meets the protagonist of the novel, Adalet, and a relationship grows between them. Adalet is a young Turkish Muslim.  Mark's father’s side of the family is Sephardic which is why Mark is so at home in Turkey. He is raised in the Sephardic culture even though he grows up in New York City and his mother is Ashkenazi. At this time, Istanbul is a flourishing international city with inhabitants from all over the world.

What Survives is one of a three-part series. This book takes place in the recent present. The book Ms. Skoy is currently writing focuses on the coming of the Republic of Turkey and the character of Fatma, from the first book. In the third novel, Ms. Skoy hopes to write about the terrible events in Turkey and the Erdogan government through the same characters as appear in her first novel.

In her recently published memoir, Myopia, we learn about the life of the novelist.

PHYLLIS M. SKOY lives with her husband and Australian cattle dog in Placitas, New Mexico where she settled after living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for many years. She currently maintains a small private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Albuquerque.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required

Tickets: Available online

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book talk

14 | Dec
02:00PM
14 | Dec
02:00PM

lecture

The Transnational Roots of the Jewish State: What Can Malaria Eradication Teach Us about the History of Israel?

Focusing on malaria eradication in mandatory Palestine, this lecture will examine the global and transnational dynamics that influenced Jewish state-formation. Malaria was a major problem, which threatened to undermine Zionist goals, such as immigration and settlement, given the high morbidity rates that made early settlements barely able to sustain themselves. The lecture will look at the dynamics of scientific knowledge that was implemented in Palestine as well as the logic that dominated the organization of antimalarial activities to show how these were imported to the country from various other places including the United States, Panama and India.

Speaker Omri Tubi is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at Northwestern University and the recipient of the 2017 Martin and Rhoda Safer/JDC Archives Fellowship. He is using the fellowship toward his research on the relationship between public health campaigns and state-formation in Mandatory Palestine

Ticket Info: Free; RSVP at www.eventbrite.com

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lecture

14 | Dec
07:00PM
14 | Dec
07:00PM

film and discussion

From Brooklyn to Beirut

Jews have lived in what is today Lebanon since Biblical times. As internal and regional tensions tore Lebanon apart, Lebanese Jews began to emigrate and settle abroad in countries such as France, Israel, Brazil, and the United States. In their new homes, Lebanese Jews, like other Lebanese emigrants, have formed vibrant communities where Lebanese traditions and values are maintained; Arabic language, music, and cinema are used and celebrated; and memories of Lebanon are constantly recalled and shared.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 AJHS/ASF members, seniors, students; $12 at the door

Tickets: Available online

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film and discussion

20 | Dec
02:00PM
20 | Dec
02:00PM

lecture

Jewish Life in Croatia 1945-1952

Naida-Mihal Brandl, PhD is a Lecturer at the University of Zagreb and the 2017 Fred and Ellen Lewis JDC Archives Fellow. She will discuss the rebuilding of Croatia’s Jewish community and its renewing contacts with international Jewish organizations.

Ticket Info: Free; RSVP at www.eventbrite.com

Tickets: Available online

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lecture

20 | Dec
07:00PM
20 | Dec
07:00PM

concert

The Annual Chanukah Concert

With Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene; Yiddish folk and theater songs, with singers and piano and klezmer clarinet. Plus a Chanukah sing-along and special story for the holiday.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $12 AJHS/ASJM/CJH members; $9 seniors, students

Tickets: Available online

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concert

21 | Dec
07:00PM
21 | Dec
07:00PM

lecture

A Very Jewish Christmas

Sing along to our favorite Jewishly-inflected holiday songs, and hear from special guest Jody Rosen, author of White Christmas: The Story of an American Song, who will discuss the unique phenomenon that is Jewish contributions to Christmas music. Afterwards we’ll celebrate with a reception with Chinese food.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at https://yivo.org/Christmas or 917-606-8290

Tickets: Available online

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lecture

25 | Dec
25 | Dec

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, December 25 for Christmas.

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holidays and closures

21 | Jan
02:00PM
21 | Jan
02:00PM

jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

Warsaw Genealogy Research

Speaker: Hadassah Lipsius

Warsaw is the capital of Poland and at the onset of World War II had the largest population of Jews in all of Europe. Hadassah Lipsius will present a lecture about genealogy research in Warsaw and specifically research of your Warsaw family. Sources will include vital record research, newspaper announcements, business directories, homeowner lists, cemetery records, notarial records, business records and more. She will review the sources, show examples and provide aids and tips in how to perform your search.

In order to assist researchers who will attend the 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Warsaw from August 5 to August 10, 2018, Hadassah Lipsius will also present an introductory talk, prepared by the organization committee.

Hadassah Lipsius is long-time board member of JRI-Poland, as well as Archive Coordinator for the Warsaw and Tomaszow Mazowiecki Archives. She is the database manager for JewishGen's Warsaw Research Group, and has helped index Warszawa newspaper life cycle announcements. She serves on the executive council of the Jewish Genealogical Society. Hadassah has traveled many times to Poland to pursue her family reserach.

Ticket Info: JGS members free; guests are welcome, $5 at the door.

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jewish genealogical society monthly meeting