25 | Sep
06:30PM
25 | Sep
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 YUM’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, as he explores the image and legacy of the Arch of Titus from Imperial Rome to modern-day Israel.

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

Tickets: Available online

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curator's tour

27 | Sep
06:00PM
27 | Sep
06:00PM

a library social hour

CANCELLED: No Shushing Allowed

Please join us instead for our next library social hour in October.

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a library social hour

27 | Sep
07:30PM
27 | Sep
07:30PM

concert

Romantic Overtures: Music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms for Piano 4 Hands and Strings

Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performs Mozart’s “Piano Trio K.520 in B-flat Major”; Mendelssohn’s "Hebriden" and "Ruy Blas" overtures arranged for 1 piano 4 hands, violin and cello; Schumann’s “G-minor Piano Trio,” Op.110 and Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances arranged for 1 piano 4 hands, violin and cello.”

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

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

03 | Oct
07:00PM
03 | Oct
07:00PM

concert and lecture

Henech Kon: Beyond the Dybbuk

Featuring Diana Matut (scholar),Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev (soprano) and Zalmen Mlotek (piano) exploring the legacy of composer Henech Kon, best known as the composer of The Dybbuk’s film score and songs such as Shpil zhe mir a lidele in Yidish.

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

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concert and lecture

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

10 | Oct
07:00PM
10 | Oct
07:00PM

book launch

The Book Smugglers

The Book Smugglers tells the story of the courageous Jews of the “Paper Brigade,” who risked their lives to rescue thousands of rare books and manuscripts—first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets—by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers in the Vilna Ghetto, and smuggling them across borders. This new book by David Fishman has been dubbed “Monuments Men for book lovers.” It is the epic chronicle of a little-known chapter from the darkest days of Jewish history.

The event will feature remarks by David Fishman, a musical program featuring songs by Shmerke Kaczerginski, a leader of the "Paper Brigade," performed by Josh Waletzky, and commentary on the book by Aaron Lansky, Founder and President of the Yiddish Book Center, and YIVO’s Executive Director Jonathan Brent, who will also reveal how the work to rescue Jewish culture and heritage from oblivion continues to this very day with the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Collections Project .

A free reception will follow the program. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Ticket Info: Free; RSVP to www.yivo.org/The-Book-Smugglers

Tickets: Available online

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book launch

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

15 | Oct
02:30PM
15 | Oct
02:30PM

lecture

German-Jewish History in the Twenty-First Century

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen synthesizes the themes of LBI’s fall series into a broader narrative about the disruptions and discontents of modernity, the fragility of democracy, and the twin crises of conflict and migration.

Part of the series: German-Jewish History in the Now: The Contemporary Relevance of German-Jewish History

Made possible by Abraham Lowenthal, in memory of his parents, Rabbi Eric I. Lowenthal and Mrs. Suzanne S. Lowenthal. With additional support from Robert Rifkind and Elliot Sander.

Ticket Info: Free; RSVP at www.lbi.org/events

Tickets: Available online

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lecture

16 | Oct
06:30PM
16 | Oct
06:30PM

curator's tour

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

Join the curator 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 general; $5 seniors, students; free for YUM members and YU students, faculty or staff

Tickets: Available online

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curator's tour

17 | Oct
06:30PM
17 | Oct
06:30PM

film and discussion

Germans & Jews—Jewish Life in Contemporary German and the Legacy of the Holocaust

The 2016 film Germans & Jews explores the country’s transformation from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Post-film discussion with Steven Sokol (American Council on Germany), Rabbi Sonja Keren Pilz (Hebrew Union College), and attorney Steve Zehden (Noerr LLP). Co-presented with the American Council on Germany.

Part of the series: German-Jewish History in the Now: The Contemporary Relevance of German-Jewish History

Made possible by Abraham Lowenthal, in memory of his parents, Rabbi Eric I. Lowenthal and Mrs. Suzanne S. Lowenthal. With additional support from Robert Rifkind and Elliot Sander.

Ticket Info: $10 general admission and $5 for LBI members; tickets available at www.lbi.org/events

Tickets: Available online

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film and discussion

17 | Oct
07:00PM
17 | Oct
07:00PM

book talk

Jewish New York, 1917

A panel discussion with Deborah Dash Moore andRonit Stahl in conjunction with 1917: How One Year Changed the World exploring New York Jewry’s myriad responses to WWI from the viewpoints of military and social urban history, launching two new landmark books in the field of American Jewish History: Deborah Dash Moore’s Jewish New York and Ronit Stahl’s Enlisting Faith.

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

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book talk

18 | Oct
03:00PM
18 | Oct
03:00PM

lecture

Mystic, Teacher, Troublemaker: Shimon Engel and the Challenges of Hasidic Yeshiva Education in Interwar Poland

Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture in Polish Jewish Studies

Prior to the interwar period, yeshivas were virtually unknown among Polish Hasidim, who preferred a less formal educational paradigm centered on a shtibl (a small house of study). Following the First World War and an increase in secularization, however, the shtiblekh emptied out and Hasidic yeshivas were designed as an emergency measure to retain the young people within the Hasidic fold. Paradoxically, this educational revolution depended to a great extent on people like Shimon Engel Horowic of ?elechów (1876-1943) – elite scholars educated in traditional shtiblekh, who often looked on modern yeshivas with suspicion, if not outright enmity.

This talk will explore Engel’s idea of Hasidic education as an alternative solution to the interwar crisis that befell the Hasidic communities. This controversial idea an idea that put his life on a collision trajectory with the modernizing endeavors of Hasidic leaders in Poland and eventually ended his career when his conflict with the administration of the famous Yeshivat khakhme lublin resulted in violent riots.

Speaker: Wojciech Tworek is a postdoctoral fellow at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at https://www.yivo.org/Shimon-Engel or call 917-606-8290

Tickets: Available online

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lecture

18 | Oct
06:30PM
18 | Oct
06:30PM

panel discussion

Germans, Jews, and Sex

A century before landmark victories on same-sex marriage in the U.S. andGermany, Magnus Legendary author and sex-therapistRuth Westheimer joins historiansRobert Beachy (Yonsei International University) and Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union) to discuss the legacy of German-Jewish reformers in advancing the scientific study of sexuality and advancing gay rights. Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut New York.

Part of the series: German-Jewish History in the Now: The Contemporary Relevance of German-Jewish History

Made possible by Abraham Lowenthal, in memory of his parents, Rabbi Eric I. Lowenthal and Mrs. Suzanne S. Lowenthal. With additional support from Robert Rifkind and Elliot Sander.

Ticket Info: $10 general admission and $5 for LBI members; tickets available at www.lbi.org/events

Tickets: Available online

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panel discussion

18 | Oct
06:30PM
18 | Oct
06:30PM

the arch of titus and the rome lab

A Tale of Two Cities: Rome and Jerusalem

Paula Fredriksen, Boston University. Everyone knows that Rome destroyed Jerusalem in the year 70. But did you know how much Rome contributed to building it?

Together with Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, Centro Primo Levi and the Jewish Museum of Rome present the Rome Lab, a learning space dedicated to Roman Jews, to the formative centuries of Western Judaism and the 22-centuries-long relationship between Rome and Jerusalem.

Through January 2018, the general public, students, and scholars are welcome to join and participate in the conversation. Additional info at www.primolevicenter.org.

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

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the arch of titus and the rome lab

19 | Oct
06:30PM
19 | Oct
06:30PM

panel discussion

Why Moses Mendelssohn Matters

How compatible are faith and reason, religious and civic loyalty, religiouscommitment and cosmopolitanism? Abraham Socher (Oberlin/Jewish Review of Books), David Sorkin (Yale), and Leora Batnitzky (Princeton) discuss how the great German-Jewish philosopher’s answers to these questions resonate today. Co-presented with the Jewish Review of Books.

Part of the series: German-Jewish History in the Now: The Contemporary Relevance of German-Jewish History

Made possible by Abraham Lowenthal, in memory of his parents, Rabbi Eric I. Lowenthal and Mrs. Suzanne S. Lowenthal. With additional support from Robert Rifkind and Elliot Sander.

Ticket Info: $10 general admission and $5 for LBI members; tickets available at www.lbi.org/events

Tickets: Available online

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panel discussion

19 | Oct
06:30PM
19 | Oct
06:30PM

the arch of titus and the rome lab

Minority, Religion and Roman Law

Alessandro Saggioro , University of Rome La Sapienza, Seth Schwarz, Columbia University. Did the Jews become a minority when the Romans became Christian?

Together with Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, Centro Primo Levi and the Jewish Museum of Rome present the Rome Lab, a learning space dedicated to Roman Jews, to the formative centuries of Western Judaism and the 22-centuries-long relationship between Rome and Jerusalem.

Through January 2018, the general public, students, and scholars are welcome to join and participate in the conversation. Additional info at www.primolevicenter.org.

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

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the arch of titus and the rome lab

22 | Oct
01:00PM
22 | Oct
01:00PM

celebration

120th Anniversary of the Founding of the Jewish Labor Bund

A celebration of the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Labor Bund, the socialist movement which has figured so prominently in the history of Eastern European and World Jewry.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $10 YIVO members, students at www.yivo.org or 917-606-8290

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celebration

22 | Oct
06:30PM
22 | Oct
06:30PM

the arch of titus and the rome lab

Frivolous, Ironic and Erotic Like the Bible: The Poetry of Immanuel da Roma

Ann Brener, Library of Congress, Isabelle Levy, Columbia University. Did Yosef Caro really ban from Jewish life Immanuel Romano’s poetry?

Together with Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, Centro Primo Levi and the Jewish Museum of Rome present the Rome Lab, a learning space dedicated to Roman Jews, to the formative centuries of Western Judaism and the 22-centuries-long relationship between Rome and Jerusalem.

Through January 2018, the general public, students, and scholars are welcome to join and participate in the conversation. Additional info at www.primolevicenter.org.

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

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the arch of titus and the rome lab

23 | Oct
06:30PM
23 | Oct
06:30PM

the arch of titus and the rome lab

“Io so’ jodìo romano”: Notes on the Jewish-Roman Dialect

Daniel Leisawitz, Muhlenberg College. What language did the Jews of Rome speak before Judeo-Roman?

Together with Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, Centro Primo Levi and the Jewish Museum of Rome present the Rome Lab, a learning space dedicated to Roman Jews, to the formative centuries of Western Judaism and the 22-centuries-long relationship between Rome and Jerusalem.

Through January 2018, the general public, students, and scholars are welcome to join and participate in the conversation. Additional info at www.primolevicenter.org.

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

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the arch of titus and the rome lab

24 | Oct
06:30PM
24 | Oct
06:30PM

panel discussion

Counterfactual History—What if the Weimar Republic Had Survived?

Historian Michael Brenner (University of Munich/American University) joins Gavriel Rosenfeld (Fairfield University), to discuss what factors and what actors contributed to the collapse of a fragile pluralism in the 1930s, and what that means for our own democracy. Co-presented with the German Academy in New York.

Part of the series: German-Jewish History in the Now: The Contemporary Relevance of German-Jewish History

Made possible by Abraham Lowenthal, in memory of his parents, Rabbi Eric I. Lowenthal and Mrs. Suzanne S. Lowenthal. With additional support from Robert Rifkind and Elliot Sander.

Ticket Info: $10 general admission and $5 for LBI members; tickets available at www.lbi.org/events

Tickets: Available online

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panel discussion

25 | Oct
06:00PM
25 | Oct
06:00PM

a library social hour

No Shushing Allowed

Please join us for our October library social hour. You will have the opportunity to speak with the librarians and archivists who make the materials housed at Center for Jewish History accessible, and to welcome our new group of incoming fellows. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know fellow researchers as well as staff, learn about how others use the collections, and talk about books, archives, and research in general. Light refreshments will be served.

Ticket Info: Please RSVP to Melanie Meyers, mmeyers@cjh.org

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a library social hour

25 | Oct
06:30PM
25 | Oct
06:30PM

panel discussion

The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming

In a post-election essay, the critic Alex Ross suggested that we may beexperiencing the American catastrophe anticipated by the Frankfurt School. Jack Jacobs (CUNY), Jonathon Catlin (Princeton), and Liliane Weissberg (Penn) discuss how the Frankfurt School’s analysis of antisemitism illuminates contemporary racism. Co-presented with Deutsches Haus at NYU.

Part of the series: German-Jewish History in the Now: The Contemporary Relevance of German-Jewish History

Made possible by Abraham Lowenthal, in memory of his parents, Rabbi Eric I. Lowenthal and Mrs. Suzanne S. Lowenthal. With additional support from Robert Rifkind and Elliot Sander.

Ticket Info: $10 general admission and $5 for LBI members; tickets available at www.lbi.org/events

Tickets: Available online

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panel discussion

25 | Oct
06:30PM
25 | Oct
06:30PM

the arch of titus and the rome lab

“Io so’ jodìo romano”: Notes on the Jewish-Roman Dialect

Daniel Leisawitz, Muhlenberg College. What language did the Jews of Rome speak before Judeo-Roman?

Together with Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, Centro Primo Levi and the Jewish Museum of Rome present the Rome Lab, a learning space dedicated to Roman Jews, to the formative centuries of Western Judaism and the 22-centuries-long relationship between Rome and Jerusalem.

Through January 2018, the general public, students, and scholars are welcome to join and participate in the conversation. Additional info at www.primolevicenter.org.

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

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the arch of titus and the rome lab

26 | Oct
06:30PM
26 | Oct
06:30PM

panel discussion

What if the “Pew Jew” Study had been Administered in Weimar Germany?

Samuel Norich, (Forward) moderates a discussion withSteven Cohen (Hebrew Union College) and Robin Judd (Ohio State University) about the parallels and contrasts between the situations of German Jews a century ago and American Jews today.

Part of the series: German-Jewish History in the Now: The Contemporary Relevance of German-Jewish History

Made possible by Abraham Lowenthal, in memory of his parents, Rabbi Eric I. Lowenthal and Mrs. Suzanne S. Lowenthal. With additional support from Robert Rifkind and Elliot Sander.

Ticket Info: $10 general admission and $5 for LBI members; tickets available at www.lbi.org/events

Tickets: Available online

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panel discussion

26 | Oct
06:30PM
26 | Oct
06:30PM

the arch of titus and the rome lab

The Temple in Renaissance Imagination

Giuseppe Veltri, University of Hamburg. Which Temple did they long for and why?

Together with Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, Centro Primo Levi and the Jewish Museum of Rome present the Rome Lab, a learning space dedicated to Roman Jews, to the formative centuries of Western Judaism and the 22-centuries-long relationship between Rome and Jerusalem.

Through January 2018, the general public, students, and scholars are welcome to join and participate in the conversation. Additional info at www.primolevicenter.org.

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

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the arch of titus and the rome lab

29 | Oct
06:30PM
29 | Oct
06:30PM

conference

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

This international conference, featuring scholars from Israel, Italy, Sweden and the United States, explores the historical context and cultural significance of the Arch of Titus from Imperial Rome to modern-day Israel. Complements YUM’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 seniors; free for YUM members; YU students, faculty or staff, or with ID from any New York academic institution; members of Centro Primo Levi and the Italian Cultural Institute

Tickets: Available online

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conference

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