31 | Dec
09:00AM
31 | Dec
09:00AM

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CENTER CLOSED

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26 | Dec
02:00PM
26 | Dec
02:00PM

storytelling and concert

"Hanukkah Gelt: Storytelling and Concert"

$8/$4 for students, seniors/Free with Museum admission. Hanukkah Gelt, the well loved story by Sholom Aleichem, gives children (and adults) an exceptional glimpse of the culture that helped form todayÂ’s Jewish world. The story will be read in English, with Yiddish excerpts to bring the warmth of the original. Presented by Storytelling Duo: Aliza Shevrin and Suzanne Toren; accompanied by Harold Seletsky on the clarinet. Co-sponsored by the Yeshiva University Museum and the Sholom Aleichem Memorial Foundation.

storytelling and concert

24 | Dec
09:00AM
24 | Dec
09:00AM

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CENTER CLOSED

the center is closed

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

film

An American in Paris-

$10/$5 for students and seniors. Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde is directed by Mel Stuart and Dreams That Money Can Buy is directed by Hans Richter

film

14 | Dec
04:00PM
14 | Dec
04:00PM

panel and reception

The Face of Eastern European Jewry

With Noah Isenberg, New School University. Panelists: Tom Freudenheim, former Executive Director, YIVO. YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; Jeffrey Shandler, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University; and Liliane Weissberg, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of the School of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature and Graduate Chair of the Department, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

panel and reception

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

lecture

Choseed Memorial Lecture-"The Government of Congress Poland and the Hasidic Movemnent"

Free, reservations required. With Marcin Wodzinski, Director, Research Centre for Polish Jewry, University of Wroclaw, Poland. Sponsored by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

lecture

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

dialogue

"IL CORAGGIO DI VIVERE"

Free. Nedo Fiano in a dialogue with his son, journalist Andrea Fiano. Opening address: Hon. Antonio Bandini, Consul General of Italy. Introduction: Andrea Fiano. At 3:15 pm on April 11, 1945 Nedo Fiano, prisoner A 5405 in Auschwitz, was liberated from Buchenwald by the American troups and began the long journey of return to life. Written after many years of intense lecturing and educational activity, this book is a testimony to Mr. Fiano’s ability to weave of past and present and continue to trust people’s openness to listen and learn. The presentation will be in English. Copies of the book in Italian and excerpts in English translation by Susan Glasser will be available. Presented by Centro Culturale Primo Levi, Jewish Heritage Project, New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò and the Italian Cultural Institute

dialogue

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

monday night film series

Isaac Bashevis Singer in Film-The Cafeteria

$8/$4 for students and seniors. Directed by Amram Nowak. Speaker: Allan Nadler, Drew University. This film follows with a post-screening discussion. The discussion accompanies the upcoming exhibitions on Isaac Bashevis Singer, which YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Yeshiva University Museum will present to conclude the Singer Centennial celebration in New York City.

monday night film series

12 | Dec
03:00PM
12 | Dec
03:00PM

concert

"Jewish Humor from Oy to Vey": A Chanukah Concert

$8/$4 for students, seniors. A comic opera by American composer Seymour Barab, with a reading of a Hanukkah story by the incomparable storyteller, Isaiah Sheffer. The opera is a delightful pastiche of funny and heartwarming vignettes depicting Jewish life. Singers Robert Abelson, Dan Rous, Martha Novick, and Adrienne Cooper, join music director, Barry Levitt. The program will conclude in the Steinberg Great Hall with candle lighting and Hanukkah songs. Co-sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society and the American Society for Jewish Music.

concert

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

panel discussion

Jews and Justice Series:

$10/$5 for students and seniors. This program, moderated by leading international law expert Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School, will focus on the International Court of Justice's recent decision finding Israel's fence against terror to be in violation of international law. Is this decision, as some claim, an unprincipled result of anti-Israel sentiment? Or does it represent a reasonable application of international law? Moreover, what will be the implications of the Court's decision? Panelists: Richard J. Goldstone, Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and former Chief Prosecutor of the UN War Crimes Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda; Dinah PoKempner, General Counsel, Human Rights Watch; and Roy Schondorf, Former Senior Legal Adviser, IDF. The Jews & Justice series is made possible through the generous support of The David Berg Foundation. Curated by Prof. Russell G. Pearce, Fordham University School of Law.

panel discussion

08 | Dec
11:00AM
08 | Dec
11:00AM

family history workshop

Family History/Genealogy Workshop

$25.00. A one-hour slide presentation covers general principles and procedures of family history research beginning with oral history and moving on to the use of selected Internet sites. Limited to 20 people. Sponsored by Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute.

family history workshop

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

lecture

1654, A Pivotal Year in the History of American Jews

$15/$10 for American Sephardi Federation members. Wim Klooster, assistant professor of History at Clark University, will discuss the almost forgotten epoch of Dutch rule in Brazil, and the scattering of its Jewish residents after the Dutch defeat in 1654. While Brazil was lost, 1654 marked the start of a Jewish presence in New Amsterdam and other parts of the Americas. Sponsored by the American Sephardi Federation with Sephardic House.

lecture

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

monday night film series

Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party: A Tour of the Exhibition, The Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light and Resolutions: A Stich in Time

$10/$5 for students and seniors. A Panel Discussion to follow with: Judy Chicago, artist, author and educator Gail Levin, curator, author, and Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Fine & Performing Arts, Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center. Her next book will be a biography of Judy Chicago.

monday night film series

05 | Dec
02:00PM
05 | Dec
02:00PM

exhibit opening

Lawyers Without Rights

An exhibition curated by Bundesrechhhtsanwaltskammer, Federal Republic of Germny and the Leo Baeck Institute followed by a symposium.

exhibit opening

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

lecture

YemenNights: Judaism and Islam in Yemen

$15/$10 for Yemenite Jewish Federation of America members. An Evening with Professor Ephraim Isaac, Director, Institute of Semitic Studies, Princeton, NJ. We live in a deeply paradoxical moment. On the one hand, among Jews and Arabs, there is the emerging parallel sense--however grim, grudging, and halting--that there will be an eventual two-state solution the the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On the other hand, we are increasingly afflicted with an inability even to imagine how to get from "here" to "there." What strikes us an inevitable simultaneously seems impossible--vice-versa. Perhaps we need to refocus from how the Middle East problem looks from the perspective of top-down peace making efforts in distant Oslo or even Camp David to a closer look at the fabric of co-existence of Oriental or "Arab" Jews with Muslim societies during the 13 centuries before the re-founding of Israel. In this way, we may be able to discover unexpected threads of understanding. Sponsored by the Yemenite Jewish Federation of America.

lecture

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

lecture

YIVO Distinguished Lecture: "The Last Jewish Nobility of Vilna--Father and Son--Rabbis Shmuel and Matisyahu Strashun"

Free, reservations required. Featuring Rabbi Professor David Weiss Halivni, Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Classical Jewish Civilization will deliver the YIVO Distinguished Lecture this year. Co-sponsored by the Union of Traditional Judaism.

lecture

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

lecture

Journey Through the Minefields: From Vietnam to Washington, an Orthodox Surgeon's Odyssey

Free. Reservations required. Book discussion and signing with author Dr. Mendy Ganchrow. Sponsored by American Jewish Historical Society and Yeshiva University Museum.

lecture

29 | Nov
07:00PM
29 | Nov
07:00PM

lecture

Vivien Lefsky Hort Memorial Lecture

Free, reservations required. "Literarishe bleter, a literary publication in Yiddish (Warsaw, 1924-39)." Sima Beeri, Department of Jewish History and Culture, University College, London. Sponsored by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

lecture

29 | Nov
07:00PM
29 | Nov
07:00PM

monday night film series

The Paradoxes of Survival

$10/$5 for students and seniors. Conversation in the Mountains, directed by Peter Statsny; Interview with Primo Levi, by Daniel Toaff and Socorro Nobre, directed by Walter Salles. A roundtable moderated by Peter Statsny follows with Gabriel Motola, author and scholar of literature and film of the Holocaust; Prof. Liliane Weissberg, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of German and Comparative Literature University of Pennsylvania and Walter Salles, filmmaker (To Be Confirmed)

monday night film series

29 | Nov
09:45PM
29 | Nov
09:45PM

film

Latenight Screening and Wine Bar-A La Recherche du Lieu de ma Naissance

$5.00. Directed by Boris Lehman.

film

22 | Nov
07:00PM
22 | Nov
07:00PM

monday night film series

Celluloid and Talk on Isaac Bashevis Singer-Isaac in America

$10/$5 for students and seniors. Directed by Amram Nowak. Speaker: Allan Nadler, Drew University. This film follows with a discussion which accompanies the upcoming exhibition on Isaac Bashevis Singer, which YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Yeshiva University Museum will present to the conclude the Singer Centennial celebration in New York City. The exhibit opens November 15, 2004.

monday night film series

18 | Nov
06:00PM
18 | Nov
06:00PM

panel discussion

"If I am Only for Myself...Caring Beyond Borders"

$10.00/$8.00 for seniors and students. A panel discussion on the history and contemporary standing of Jewish philanthropy that benefits the Jewish and non-Jewish communities alike. Co-Sponsored by the World Jewish Service. Panelists and moderator TBA. Sponsored by American Jewish Historical Society.

panel discussion

16 | Nov
07:00PM
16 | Nov
07:00PM

lecture

"Jews, New Christians and Calvinists in the 24-Year Dutch Period in Brazil-17th Century"

$15/$10 for Amerian Sephardi Federation members. Historian and University of São Paulo Professor Anita Novinsky will present a fascinating lecture exploring the largely unknown history of Jewish Brazil. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Pernambuco, Brazil – Gateway to New York. Sponsored by American Sephardi Federation with Sephardic House.

lecture

15 | Nov
06:30PM
15 | Nov
06:30PM

monday night film series

Femmes on Film-In the Mirror of Maya Deren, Anna Sokolow and Sara Levi Tanai

$10/$5 for students and seniors. In the Mirror of Maya Deren is directed by Martina Kudlacek. Anna Sokolow is directed by Lucille Rhodes and Margaret Murphy. Sara Levi Tanai is directed by Ora Brafman. A panel discussion follows with: Prof. Joanna Gewertz Harris, dancer, choreographer, teacher, therapist, dance historian and critic, and founder of the dance/theater department of UC Santa Cruz; Professor ZeÂ’eva Cohen, dancer, choreographer, and Head of the Dance Program at Princeton University.

monday night film series

15 | Nov
09:45PM
15 | Nov
09:45PM

monday night film series

Latenight Screening and Wine Bar-Meshes of the Afternoon, At Land, Ritual in Transfigured Time

$5.00. Directed by Maya Deren. In collaboration with Re: Voir Film.

monday night film series

11 | Nov
11:00AM
11 | Nov
11:00AM

genealogy

Family History/Genealogy Workshop

$25.00. A one-hour slide presentation covers general principles and procedures of family history research beginning with oral history and moving on to the use of selected Internet sites. Limited to 20 people. Sponsored by Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute.

genealogy

11 | Nov
07:00PM
11 | Nov
07:00PM

film and discussion

"The Jews of Amsterdam: 1600-1940: A Great Community in a Small Country"

$10/$5 for students, seniors/Free for Leo Baeck Institute members. An evening of film and discussion with Philo Bregstein; Dr Salvador Bloemgarten; and historian Dienke Hondius, Historian and sociologist, working as researcher and docent at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and at the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Her current research project is called "Race in Dutch History". She has published about anti-Semitism in Dutch society, about the memory of Holocaust survivors, and about the legacy of the slave trade, slavery, race and racism. Sponsored by Leo Baeck Institute.

film and discussion

09 | Nov
07:00PM
09 | Nov
07:00PM

concert

Marc Blitzstein: Rallying with a Note

$8/$4 for students and seniors and AJHS members. Leonard Lehrman, noted composer/performer, who has completed and reconstructed several of Blitzstein's works, will perform, and be joined by Helene Williams, a noted singer of Jewish and ethnic music. Mr. Lehrman will be interviewed by musical commentator, Robert Sherman. The program will recall the impact of Blitzstein's themes, from The Cradle Will Rock, No For an Answer, Tales of Malamud, and Sacco and Vanzetti (completed by Lehrman in 2001), all of which reflected the social upheavals of the Palmer Raids, the Great Depression, and WWII. At the age of fifteen, Blitzstein performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris and Arnold Schonberg in Berlin. As a playwright and composer, he worked with many celebrated luminaries in the theater such as Lillian Hellman, Orson Welles, and John Houseman. It is well known that Blitzstein was a mentor who inspired Leonard Bernstein. This is the second program in the series produced by the Sholom Aleichem Memorial Foundation and presented by the American Jewish Historical Society.

concert

07 | Nov
06:00PM
07 | Nov
06:00PM

lecture

Scott Kosofsky-The Book of Customs

Free, Reservations required. A presentation of Scott Kosofsky's new book, The Book of Customs. Based on the 1645 Yiddish edition of the Minhogimbukh, "customs book," this beautifully designed and illustrated guide to the Jewish year revives a tradition of Jewish almanac which was popular in Europe between 1590 and 1890. Sponsored by American Jewish Historical Society.

lecture

02 | Nov
07:30PM
02 | Nov
07:30PM

concert

Classical Israel: Early 20th Century Israeli Music

$12.$8 for seniors, studens and Yeshiva University Museum members. With Gila Goldstein, piano; Yehonatan Berick, violin; Inbal Segev, cello and Alex Fiterstein, clarinet, Ruti Halvani, mezzo-soprano. Pianist Gila Goldstein, who has done extensive research on the music of Ben Haim and the development of Israeli classical music, offers a soulful and profound interpretation of the works of Paul Ben Haim and his contemporaries, including Jehoyachin Stutchewsky, Haim Alexander, Erich Walter Strenberg, Mordechai Zeira, and Naomi Shemer. Paul Ben Haim (1897-1984) received his muscial education in Munich where he became Kapellmeister of the Augsburg Opera. His contract was terminated in 1931 due to the Nazi sympathies of the director and in 1933, he moved to Palestine. Influenced by the aesthetics of 19th century Jewish nationalism, Ben Haim sought to infuse the Western heritage with Oriental and Middle Eastern musical traditions to reflect the diversity of the landscape and people of Israel. In the past 3 decades, Ben Haim's music was performed by the Israel and the New York Philarmonic under Zubin Mehta and Leonard Bernstein. Sponsored by Yeshiva University Museum with the support of the Cultural Department of the Isreali Consulate in New York.

concert

01 | Nov
07:00PM
01 | Nov
07:00PM

monday night film series

An American in Paris-"Imago: Meret Oppenheim"

$10/$5. Director: Pamela Robertson and Anselm Spoerri. Panelists TBA.

monday night film series

01 | Nov
09:45PM
01 | Nov
09:45PM

monday night film series

Latenight Screening and Wine Bar-Dreams that Money Can Buy

$5.00. Latenight Screening and Wine Bar. Directed by Hans Richter.

monday night film series

27 | Oct
02:00PM
27 | Oct
02:00PM

lecture

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Rabbinical Seminary of Breslau

$5.00/Free for LBI members. The 48th Annual Leo Baeck Institute Memorial Lecture In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Rabbinical Seminary of Breslau The International Dimensions of the Judische Wissenschaft at the Seminaries in Breslau, Padua, and Alsace. Dr. David Ellenson, President, Hebrew Union College-Institute of Religion To coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Breslau Seminary and the French and Italian InstitutesÂ’ milestone anniversaries, Dr. David Ellenson will focus on scholarly contributions of their illustrious graduates. Sponsored by Leo Baeck Institute.

lecture

25 | Oct
07:00PM
25 | Oct
07:00PM

monday night film series

An American in Paris-"Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant-garde" and "Dadascope"

$10/$5 for students and seniors. Man Ray is directed by Mel Stuart and Dadascope is directed by Hans Richter. A panel discussion follows with: Judith Mara Gutman, author of the forthcoming biography of Dorothy Norman and Alfred Stieglitz; Standish Lawder, filmmaker, film historian, Director/Founder of Denver Darkroom, Colorado; Francis Naumann, art historian and critic.

monday night film series

25 | Oct
09:45PM
25 | Oct
09:45PM

monday night film series

Latenight Screening and Wine Bar-Man Ray, Le Retour a la Raison, Emak Bakia, L' Etoile de Mer

$5.00. In collaboration with the Man Ray Trust.

monday night film series

24 | Oct
02:00PM
24 | Oct
02:00PM

concert and reception

The American Friends of the Jewish Museum Hohenems

$15.00/$10.00. The American Friends of the Jewish Museum Hohenems will present an introduction to the Jewish Museum in Hohenems, Austria, the birthplace of the renowned liturgical composer Solomon Sulzer. Cantors Naomi Hirsch and Marlena Taenzer perform in celebration of SulzerÂ’s 200th birthday. Sponsored by Leo Baeck Institute.

concert and reception

24 | Oct
07:30PM
24 | Oct
07:30PM

lecture

When Man Creates Man: Assisted Reproduction, Cloning, and Stem-Cell Research through the Prism of Halacha and Ethics

Free. Sponsored by Yeshiva University Museum and Stern College

lecture

19 | Oct
04:00PM
19 | Oct
04:00PM

lecture

Jews in Poland and Lithuania in the 18th Century

Free. A symposium on the 18th Century Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth with Gershon David Hundert, Chair, Department of Jewish Studies, McGill University. Sponsored by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

lecture

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

monday night film series

The Israel Film Festival Comes to the Center!

$10/$7.50 for students. The Center for Jewish History in association with the 20th Israel Film Festival presentes an evening of the Best Student Short Films from the finest film schools in Israel: Beit Berl College School of Arts Film Department; Hadassah College, Jerusalem Film & Television Department, Camera Obscura School of Art, Ma'ale School of Communications, Film and TV Arts, The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School-Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University School of Film and TV. Post screenind discussions with established filmmakers and directors. The 20th Israel Film Festival runs October 14-October 28, 2004. For more details, visit www.israelfilmfestival.com.

monday night film series

14 | Oct
07:00PM
14 | Oct
07:00PM

book signing & discussion

Journey from the Land of NO

$15.00/$10.00. A reading with author, Roya Hakakian who will talk about her experiences growing up Jewish in Iran during the Revolution. Sponsored by American Sephardi Federation with Sephardic House.

book signing & discussion

13 | Oct
06:00PM
13 | Oct
06:00PM

lecture

The Italian Genizah and Jewish Research at the University of Bologna and A Journey through the Jewish Treasures of Emilia Romagna

$15.00/$10.00 for seniors and students. A two-part lecture: 6:00 pm, The Italian Genizah and Jewish Research at the University of Bologna with Professor Mauro Perani, Department of Jewish Studies, University of Bologna and President of the Italian Association for Jewish Studies and at 7:15 pm, A Journey through the Jewish Treasures of Emilia Romagna, a slide lecture by Dr. Lucio Pardo, President of the Jewish Community of Bologna. A reception with "specialità ebraiche emiliane" prepared by a chef from a celebrated restaurant in Bologna in collaboration with Va Bene Restaurant, New York follows. Sponsored by Centro Culturale Primo Levi.

lecture

12 | Oct
11:00AM
12 | Oct
11:00AM

workshop

Family History/Genealogy Workshop

$25.00. A one-hour slide presentation covers general principles and procedures of family history research beginning with oral history and moving on to the use of selected Internet sites. Limited to 20 people. Sponsored by Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute.

workshop

05 | Oct
07:00PM
05 | Oct
07:00PM

theater and film

I Want the World To Know That I Can Cry

$20.00/$15.00 for seniors and students. In this inspiring true story by Israeli film and theater director, Miri Ben Shalom, seventy-year old Ester re-lives her journey of survival during the Holocaust via her younger-self. Together they recall and experience the six years of horror, strength and hope, to a climatic, joyful end. A multi-media production. Peformance at 7:00 pm.

theater and film

04 | Oct
07:00PM
04 | Oct
07:00PM

heifetz memorial lecture

The unknown composer of ‘Eli Zion’: A Musical Detective Story

Free. Reservations required. Featuring Paula Eisenstein Baker, Department of Music, University of St. Thomas, Houston. Sponsored by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

heifetz memorial lecture

03 | Oct
02:00PM
03 | Oct
02:00PM

theater and film

I Want the World To Know That I Can Cry

$20.00/$15.00 for seniors and students. In this inspiring true story by Israeli film and theater director, Miri Ben Shalom, seventy-year old Ester re-lives her journey of survival during the Holocaust via her younger-self. Together they recall and experience the six years of horror, strength and hope, to a climatic, joyful end. A multi-media production. Peformances at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

theater and film

28 | Sep
06:00PM
28 | Sep
06:00PM

Celebrating 350: Cooking in America with Joan Nathan

$10.00. Sponsored by American Jewish Historical Society.

22 | Sep
07:00PM
22 | Sep
07:00PM

Jews and Justice Series: "Religious Controversy in the Presidential Campaign from Jewish Perspectives"

$10.00/$5.00 for students. This program will consider diverse Jewish perspectives on the controversial religious issues arising in the 2004 Presidential elections. Moderator Al Vorspan, former senior Vice-President for Social Justice of the Union of Reform Judaism, and one of the most spellbinding speakers in the Jewish community, will engage a panel of speakers who reflect diverse Jewish perspectives on issues including stem cells, same-sex marriage, government funding of faith-based social services and education, and efforts to use Churches to organize political campaigns. Speakers include: J.J. Goldberg, Editor in Chief of the Forward; William Rapfogel, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, and Hannah Rosenthal, Executive Director, Jewish Council for Public Affairs. The Jews & Justice Series is made possible through the generous support of The David Berg Foundation.

21 | Sep
07:00PM
21 | Sep
07:00PM

Secular Jewish Culture and Radical Poetic Practice

$10.00. What are the innovations and inventions of American Jewish poets over the past century? Can we say that there is distinctly Jewish component to radical modernist and contemporary poetry? With author Paul Auster; Charles Bernstein, Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania; Kathryn Hellerstein, Ruth Meltzer Senior Lecturer in Yiddish and Jewish Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Marjorie Perloff, Professor of English at Stanford University, Emerita, and incoming President of the Modern Language Association; author Jerome Rothenberg, and Stephen Paul Miller, author and Associate Professor of English at St. JohnÂ’s University in New York City. Sponsored by American Jewish Historical Society

13 | Sep
07:00PM
13 | Sep
07:00PM

racolin memorial lecture

Yiddish Literature in Goles Daytshland

Free. Reservations Required. With Tamar Lewinsky, Department of Jewish History and Culture, University of Munich. Sponsored by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

racolin memorial lecture

31 | Aug
07:30PM
31 | Aug
07:30PM

Out of Israel: The Music of the New York Israeli Diaspora

$8/$4 for students. This is part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. From Hadassah magazine to The New York Times, public and press have by now taken notice of the presence of a tremendously creative community of Israeli musicians in town. They defy stereotypes and assumptions from the Jewish and non-Jewish world, and seem to go back to an old tradition driven by cultural quest and cosmopolitan outlook: exploring the world and the diversity of its musics. Featuring Uri Sharlin (piano) & Cardamon Quartet - Their first appearance in the US after their summer tour in Israel

26 | Aug
07:30PM
26 | Aug
07:30PM

dance performance

Inbal Dance Theater-POSTPONED

$15/$10 for students for performance. $8/$4 for students for workshop. This is part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. Hosted by Nina Spiegel, Ph.D The most celebrated Israeli and Yemenite folk dance company presents three unique evenings of performance, talk and dance studio workshop. Paralleling ritual body language and contemporary choreography, this unique dance and history workshop brings together the worlds of the music, gesture, and word. Inbal Dance Theater, founded fifty years ago by Israel Prize Laureate Sara Levi-Tenai, is a mirror of the old-new Israel. Inbal's unique style, praised by the likes of Martha Graham and Jerome Robbins, uses modern dance to depict the clash between modernity and tradition.

dance performance

25 | Aug
07:30PM
25 | Aug
07:30PM

dance performance

Inbal Dance Theater-POSTPONED

$15/$10 for students for performance. $8/$4 for students for workshop. This is part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. Hosted by Nina Spiegel, Ph.D The most celebrated Israeli and Yemenite folk dance company presents three unique evenings of performance, talk and dance studio workshop. Paralleling ritual body language and contemporary choreography, this unique dance and history workshop brings together the worlds of the music, gesture, and word. Inbal Dance Theater, founded fifty years ago by Israel Prize Laureate Sara Levi-Tenai, is a mirror of the old-new Israel. Inbal's unique style, praised by the likes of Martha Graham and Jerome Robbins, uses modern dance to depict the clash between modernity and tradition.

dance performance

24 | Aug
07:30PM
24 | Aug
07:30PM

dance performance

Inbal Dance Theater-POSTPONED

$15/$10 for students for performance. $8/$4 for students for workshop. This is part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. Hosted by Nina Spiegel, Ph.D The most celebrated Israeli and Yemenite folk dance company presents three unique evenings of performance, talk and dance studio workshop. Paralleling ritual body language and contemporary choreography, this unique dance and history workshop brings together the worlds of the music, gesture, and word. Inbal Dance Theater, founded fifty years ago by Israel Prize Laureate Sara Levi-Tenai, is a mirror of the old-new Israel. Inbal's unique style, praised by the likes of Martha Graham and Jerome Robbins, uses modern dance to depict the clash between modernity and tradition.

dance performance

23 | Aug
07:30PM
23 | Aug
07:30PM

Jazz from the Center: Hosted by Paul Weinstein

$8/$4 for students. This is part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. Featuring John "Bucky" Pizzarelli. The guitar virtuoso shares stories, especially about his old boss Benny Goodman. He will perform with the wonderful clarinet and saxophone player, Ken Peplowski.

18 | Aug
07:30PM
18 | Aug
07:30PM

Yiddish Piano Bar

$8/$4 for students. This is part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. An enchanting “piano & herrings” night with Sharon Jan Bernstein, American cantor and singer of Yiddish songs. Yiddish Piano Bar is precisely what the title says: lounge music, an enticing voice, and a piano. Therefore, you may want to find a drink, sit down and relax. Well, don't relax too much: the songs move across musical genres, from the blues to cabaret, traditional sounds and the pounding rhythms of the urban slums, mixing the sacred and the secular, poetry with everyday life. California-born, Sharon Jan Bernstein, is one of the most interesting new voices of Yiddish song. She has created this project at the Yung YiDish club in Jerusalem. Her repertoire comprises less known or never performed songs, such as those kept in the manuscripts of the Noy Collection (Jerusalem) or the new compositions of Beyle Schaechter Gottesman, organized according to subtle and intriguing thematic threads.

17 | Aug
07:30PM
17 | Aug
07:30PM

yiddish & italian cabaret

Avanti! - Forverts!

$8/$4 for students. This is part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. Unity! Yiddish and Italian protest songs with Michael Alpert --voice, accordion, violin, guitar, and percussion -- considered the finest traditional Yiddish singer of his generation; and Francesco Spagnolo, musicologist, and director of the Yuval Center for the Study of Jewish Music, Milan, Italy. He combines scholarly analysis with a deep appreciation of the historical, ethnic and spiritual roots of the music he explores. AVANTI! - FORVERTS! Protest Songs in Yiddish and Italian The heirs to ancient histories, Italians and Jews, faced similar challenges in confronting modernity. Between the 19th-20th centuries, they struggled against poverty and exploitation, fought for emancipation and national identity, believing in a better future for all mankind. After a mass immigration to the Americas, the labor movement frequently united them. Their hopes were carried in songs that advocated civil rights and equality among the sexes, denounced the wrongs of the world, condemned war, and mocked the respective religious authorities... The program, presented by Michael Alpert, Sharon Bernstein and Francesco Spagnolo, highlights the repertoires of the Jewish Labor Bund and the beginnings of the Italian workers' movement, presenting forgotten gems, like anti-WWI songs from both fronts (Italy and Austro-Hungary), and Italo Calvino's lyrics about the Italian liberation struggle of WWII.

yiddish & italian cabaret

16 | Aug
07:30PM
16 | Aug
07:30PM

film

Rosenstrasse

$8/$4 for students. Part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. Rosenstrasse – The New York preview screening of the Donatello Award winning film by Margaret Von Trotta. The destiny of almost 2000 Jewish men in 1943 Germany was reversed when their non-Jewish wives undertook a relentless public protest that culminated in an open confrontation with the Gestapo. An extraordinary example of the power of public dissent. Co-presented by American Society for Yad Vashem and The New York Times.

film

15 | Aug
08:00PM
15 | Aug
08:00PM

dialogue forum series

Rabbi William Berkowitz in Dialogue with Alfred Molina, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock

Free. Rabbi William Berkowitz in dialogue with Alfred Molina, Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof; Sheldon Harnick, Lyricist and Jerry Bock, Composer from Broadway's smash hit "Fiddler on the Roof." Presented by American Jewish Historical Society.

dialogue forum series

11 | Aug
07:30PM
11 | Aug
07:30PM

The Loft on 28th Street-Jazz from the Center: Hosted by Paul Weinstein

$8/$4 for students. The Loft on 28th Street-A look at W. Eugene Smith's archival photography, with performance and conversation by bassist and jazz historian, Bill Crow, and pianist, arranger, Grammy nominated writer, Dick Katz. Snack bar, wine and beer will be served. Renowned musicians will perform and share stories with Paul Weinstein, jazz impresario, and former chairperson, New School Jazz Program. Co-presented by the Department of Jazz Studies, New York University.

10 | Aug
07:30PM
10 | Aug
07:30PM

humor

Joel Chasnoff

$8/$4 for students. Part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. Joel Chasnoff brings creativity and imagination to comedy and an innovative look at Judaism and the funnier aspects of Jewish life.

humor

04 | Aug
07:30PM
04 | Aug
07:30PM

humor

Flash Rosenberg

$8/$4 for students. Part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. Flash Rosenberg, multimedia performance artist, writer, cartoonist, photographer and filmmaker.

humor

03 | Aug
07:30PM
03 | Aug
07:30PM

Out of Israel: The Music of the New York Israeli Diaspora

$8/$4 for students. Part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. With Gili Sharett (Bassoon), Lawrence Zoernig (Cello), Arielle Levioff (Piano). Music by W.A. Mozart, Sheila Silver, Peter Winkler, Yehezkel Braun, Robert Schumann. From Hadassah magazine to The New York Times, public and press have by now taken notice of the presence of a tremendously creative community of Israeli musicians in town. They defy stereotypes and assumptions from the Jewish and non-Jewish world, and seem to go back to an old tradition driven by cultural quest and cosmopolitan outlook: exploring the world and the diversity of its musics.

28 | Jul
07:30PM
28 | Jul
07:30PM

Out of Israel: The Music of the New York Israeli Diaspora

$8/$4 for students. Part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. With Rafi Malkiel (trombone), Itai Kriss (flute), Jack Glottman (piano), Noriko Ueda (bass), Dan Aran (drums). Selections from the traditional jazz with original arrangement, Latin tunes, and original compositions. From Hadassah magazine to The New York Times, public and press have by now taken notice of the presence of a tremendously creative community of Israeli musicians in town. They defy stereotypes and assumptions from the Jewish and non-Jewish world, and seem to go back to an old tradition driven by cultural quest and cosmopolitan outlook: exploring the world and the diversity of its musics.

14 | Jul
07:30PM
14 | Jul
07:30PM

Jazz from the Center: Hosted by Paul Weinstein

$8/$4 for students. Part of the Great Nights in the Great Hall summer series. Renowned musicians will perform and exchange tales with Paul Weinstein, jazz impresario and former chairperson, New School UniversityÂ’s Jazz Program. Featuring Chico Hamilton, the great drummer, in conversation, who will perform an original jazz solo premiered at the 1954 Newport Jazz Festival to critical acclaim. Co-presented by the Department of Jazz Studies, New York University.

12 | Jul
08:00PM
12 | Jul
08:00PM

dialogue forum series

Rabbi William Berkowitz Dialogue Forum Series with Eli Wallach

Free. A conversation between Rabbi William Berkowitz and award-winning actor, Eli Wallach. Presented by the American Jewish Historical Society

dialogue forum series

27 | Jun
02:00PM
27 | Jun
02:00PM

family workshop

"Traders on the Sea Routes: 12th Century Trade Between East and West"

Free with YUM admission. Put on a trader's cloak and take part in a make-believe journey across the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean using the large maps and model sailing vessels in this exhibition. Participate in hands-on activities as you trade wares in the medieval bazaar of Cairo and decipher facsimiles of documents found in the Cairo "Genizah" (a place for storing sacred texts that can no longer be used). Take home a pouch or wall-hanging that you'll make using block-print stamping techniques inspired by designs from India. Presented by Yeshiva University Museum.

family workshop

22 | Jun
07:30PM
22 | Jun
07:30PM

panel discussion

Jews and Justice Series: "Tolerance: The Perscpectives of Religious Traditions”

$10/$5 for seniors and students. Panelists: Dr. David Berger, Broeklundian Professor of History, Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center; Dr. Elaine Pagels, Harrington Spear Professor of Religion, Princeton University and Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Virginia. Moderator: Dr. Rabbi Eugene Korn, Adjunct Professor of Jewish Thought at Seton Hall University, Editor of The Edah Journal--A Forum of Modern Orthodox Discourse and Consultant in Interfaith Relations. Presented by American Jewish Historical Society. The “Jews and Justice” series is made possible through a generous grant from the David Berg Foundation.

panel discussion

14 | Jun
02:00PM
14 | Jun
02:00PM

cle

"Natural Law and the Jewish Tradition"

*$75 to receive 2 CLE credits/$10 general admission. With speaker: Israeli Scholar, Daniel Sinclair, Professor of Jewish Law and Comparative Biomedical Law at the Law School of the College of Management Academic Studies at Rishon Lezion, Israel and Visiting Professor of Comparative Biomedical Law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; will examine Natural Law and debate the question of whether Natural Law exists in the Jewish legal tradition or Halakhah. Presented by the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and Fordham University School Of Law. *Includes lunch.

cle

14 | Jun
07:00PM
14 | Jun
07:00PM

monday night film series

Expression and Exploration: Paths of Jewish Artists

Jazzman of the Gulag - The life of trumpeter Eddie Rosner. ($8; $4 students and seniors)

monday night film series

13 | Jun
03:00PM
13 | Jun
03:00PM

concert

Cantorial Music of Levandowsky and Sulzer

With Cantor Erik Contzius. Presented by Leo Baeck Institute

concert

09 | Jun
07:00PM
09 | Jun
07:00PM

reading

Lettere a Modi

$10/$5 fo students and seniors. This reading is devoted to Amadeo and Giuseppe Emanuele Modigliani. Presented by Centro Culturale Primo Levi and Italian Cultural Institute.

reading

08 | Jun
08:00PM
08 | Jun
08:00PM

dialogue forum series

Rabbi William Berkowitz Dialogue Forum Series with Rabbi Dr. david Ellenson

Free. Sponsored by American Jewish Historical Society.

dialogue forum series

07 | Jun
07:00PM
07 | Jun
07:00PM

monday night film series

Expression and Exploration: Paths of Jewish Artists

Robert Capa: In Love and War Masters of Photography: Diane Arbus (Suggested donation: $8; $4 students and seniors)

monday night film series

02 | Jun
07:00PM
02 | Jun
07:00PM

concert

An Evening of Ladino Music

$15; $12/ASF and Shearith Israel members, seniors, students. With, Sarah Aroeste, strongly influenced by her Spanish-Jewish cultural heritage, blends traditional Ladino music with modern American and Mediterranean styles. Presented by ASF with Sephardic House and Congregation Shearith Israel.

concert

01 | Jun
07:00PM
01 | Jun
07:00PM

a conversation

"Exiled in Paradise"

Free with Yeshiva University Museum admssion. With Leon Botstein, Lawrence Weschler, and Anthony Heilbut (Author, Exiled in Paradise: German Refugee Artists and Intellectuals in America From the 1930s to the Present).

a conversation

24 | May
07:00PM
24 | May
07:00PM

monday night film series

Expression and Exploration: Paths of Jewish Artists

The Possessed - Based on S. Ansky's 'The Dybbuk' Speaker: Pearl Lang ($8; $4 students and seniors)

monday night film series

20 | May
07:00PM
20 | May
07:00PM

lecture

"Hidden Children of the Holocaust and Their Recovery of Jewish Identity"

$5/JGS,CGI and YIVO members free. Reservations required. With guest lecturer: Yale Reisner, Director of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society, the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

lecture

18 | May
08:00PM
18 | May
08:00PM

dialogue forum series

Rabbi William Berkowitz Dialogue Forum Series with Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg

Free. Sponsored by American Jewish Historical Society.

dialogue forum series

16 | May
09:00AM
16 | May
09:00AM

workshop

Beyond the Basics

An all-day series of genealogy workshops held at Hebrew Union College Brookdale Center, 1 West 4th Street. Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society and the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute

workshop

16 | May
06:30PM
16 | May
06:30PM

exhibit opening

"Giuseppe Emanuele Modigliani: A Life for Peace and Democracy"

With a panel discussion, Giuseppe Emanuele Modigliani and the Italian Jewish Intellectuals from the Unification to the Rise of Fascism (1860-1924). Presented by the Centro Culturale Primo Levi in collaboration with Fondazione Modigliani of the Archivio Centrale dello Stato, displayed at the American Sephardi Federation's Leon Levy Gallery

exhibit opening

13 | May
07:00PM
13 | May
07:00PM

lecture

Rose and Isidore Drench Memorial Lecture-"Prosperity and Disparity: Politics, Unionism and the Jewish working Class of Chicago, 1920-1938"

Free.Reservations required. Susan Roth Breitzer, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Iowa. Sponsored by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

lecture

13 | May
07:00PM
13 | May
07:00PM

a conversation

Fin de Siecle

Free with Yeshiva University Museum admission. In conjunction with the exhibition, Vienna: Jews and the City of Music, 1870-1938. With Guests: Carl Schorske, author, Fin de Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture; Leon Botstein, President, Bard College and Music Director, American Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Broadcast Authority; Moderator: Lawrence Weschler, New York Institute for the Humanities, NYU. Co-sponsored by Yeshiva University Museum and the New York Institute for the Humanities.

a conversation

12 | May
06:00PM
12 | May
06:00PM

lecture

"Artists in the Archives"-Diane Samuels

$5/Free for Center partner members. Who is the user of an archive and a history library? Artists, like historians, draw from the factual and textual evidence preserved in archival collections and, like historians they face issues of interpretation and meaning. Ms. Samuels discusses how research and historical testimony come together in the making of her art. Presented by all partners of the Center for Jewish History. Reservations required.

lecture

10 | May
07:00PM
10 | May
07:00PM

monday night film series

Lens on Yiddish Montreal

$8/$4 for students and seniors Joshua Then and Now Speaker: Professor Norm Ravvin, Chair of Judaic Studies, Concordia, Montreal ($8; $4 students and seniors)

monday night film series

03 | May
07:00PM
03 | May
07:00PM

monday night film series

Expression and Exploration: Paths of Jewish Artists

$8/$4 for students and seniors Louis Kahn: Silence and Light and Berlin's Jewish Museum: A Personal Tour with Daniel Libeskind

monday night film series

02 | May
03:00PM
02 | May
03:00PM

annual spring concert

20th Century Jewish American Composers

$8/$4 for students, seniors and free for AJHS members. With Ruth Laredo, pianist, the Copernicus String Quartet, and Robert Abelson, lyric baritone, are among the illustrious artist performing works by 20th and 21st century composers. Presented by American Jewish Historical Society and the American Society for Jewish Music.

annual spring concert

26 | Apr
07:00PM
26 | Apr
07:00PM

monday night film series

Expression and Exploration: Paths of Jewish Artists

Shalom of Safed - The art and life of the 'Primitive' painter from Galilee. Altermania - About the poet, Natan Alterman. Sperker: TBA ($8; $4 students and seniors)

monday night film series

19 | Apr
07:00PM
19 | Apr
07:00PM

monday night film series

Lens on Yiddish Montreal

The Street Autobiographical by A.M. Klein A.M. Klein: The Poet as Landscape Speaker: Professor Zailig Pollock, Trent University ($8; $4 students and seniors)

monday night film series

31 | Mar
07:30PM
31 | Mar
07:30PM

lecture

Jewish Costumes in the Ottoman Empire

On March 31st the Consul General of Turkey in New York and the American Sephardi Federation in collaboration with the Jewish Community of Turkey and The Assembly of Turkish American Associations presented an evening of Sephardi history in the Ottoman Empire. Aron Rodrigue, Stanford University, and Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies spoke about the history and culture of the Sephardi Jews of the Ottoman Empire, the arrival of sephardim in Ottoman lands, their place in Ottoman society, the evolution of their communities, and their socio-cultural transformation in the modern period. Vivian B. Mann, Morris & Eva Field Chair in Judaica at the Jewish Museum in New York spoke about clothing worn on ceremonial occasions and its afterlife.

Presented by: the American Sephardi Federation

lecture

30 | Mar
11:00AM
30 | Mar
11:00AM

workshop

Family History Workshop: Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

A one-hour slide presentation will explain how to start researching your family history; how to use oral history interviews, selected Internet sites, and historicalo documents to trace your ancestors. Participants are welcome to stay and use the Genealogy Institute's resources and obtain assistance from experienced volunteers. (Fee: $25. Registration recommended. Space is limited)

workshop

30 | Mar
07:30PM
30 | Mar
07:30PM

symposium

The Jewishness of the New York Intellectuals

The evolving 'Jewishness' of the Partisan Review founders is discussed by panelists Nathan Glazer, Professor Emeritus of sociology, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, and co-author of Beyond the Melting Pot; Norman Podhoretz, former editor-in-chief, Commentary Magazine; and Ruthy Wisse, Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish and Comparative LOiterature, Harvard University. Moderator: Edith Kurzweil, former editor of Partisan Review. ($10; $5 for students and seniors)

symposium

29 | Mar
07:00PM
29 | Mar
07:00PM

monday night film series

Expression and Exploration: Paths of Jewish Artists

Kurt Gerrons Karussell - Ilona Ziok's musical documentary celebrates the talents and achievements of a man who lived - and died - for show business. Berlin 1928: Kurt Gerron sings Mack The Knife on stage for the first time, and then mmoves into film, starring alongside Marlene Dietrich as the magician in The Blue Angel. By 1933, forced to emigrate, he first goes to Paris, and then Amsterdam, he is deported to Theresienstadt. There, in the 'VIP' camp, he directs his own cabaret, The Karussell. Speaker: Ilona Ziok, director ($8; $4 students and seniors)

monday night film series

25 | Mar
07:00PM
25 | Mar
07:00PM

art and music

Celebrating 350 Years of Jewish Life in America: A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin

First in a series on famous American Jewish composers/lyricists of musical theater. Composer/lyricist Milton Shaffer will premiere his original piano composition, based on the music of 'Porgy and Bess,' and will discuss the significant contributions of the Gershwin brothers ($8; $4 for students and seniors; AJHS members free) Presented by AJHS and Sholom aleichem Memorial Foundation.

art and music

22 | Mar
07:00PM
22 | Mar
07:00PM

monday night film series

Expression and Exploration: Paths of Jewish Artists

Salomone Rossi: Between Worlds - Salomone Rossi, composer of the Renaissance and Baroque era, was the first to introduce choral music into the synagogue. Filmed in Mantua and Venice, Rossi's works are performed by Israeli and Italian musicians, and also features reconstructed dances created by Jewish dancing masters of the 16th and 17th centuries. Maurizio Gottlieb - Regarded as 'the Jewish Rembrandt' Polish artist, Maurizio Gottlieb (1856-1879) died tragically at the age of 23. This film provides us with a detailed and vivid description of Gottlieb's paintings, and life in 19th century Central and Eastern Europe. Speakers: Matthew Lazar, founder and director, Zamir Choral Foundation; Gabriel Goldstein, YUM curator ($8; $4 students and seniors)

monday night film series

21 | Mar
04:00PM
21 | Mar
04:00PM

discussion

Presidents of the United States and the Jews

American Jewish historian, rabbi, and teacher, David G. Dalin, will discuss his most recent book, co-authored with Alfred J. Kolatch. Professor Dalin serves on the academic council of AJHS, and is Professor of History and Political Science at Ave Maria College in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ($7 for students and seniors; AJHS members free)

discussion

18 | Mar
07:00PM
18 | Mar
07:00PM

art and music

Vienna: Jews and the City of Music/The Cantor as Composer: Treasures of Viennese Liturgical Music

Cantorial concert co-sponsored by The Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music at Yeshiva University (Free Admission with Museum Admission)

art and music

17 | Mar
07:00PM
17 | Mar
07:00PM

symposium

Jerusalem of the North: Yiddish Montreal

Panelists will explore the unique history and remarkable Yiddish culture of the Montreal Jewish community. Speakers will include Rebecca Margolis, doctoral candidate, Columbia University; Professor Allan Nadler, Montreal native, Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Drew University, and Advisor for Academic Affairs at YIVO; and Brad Sabin Hill, Dean of the YIVO library and former Curator of Hebrew at the National Library of Canada in Ottawa, who will present an illustrated panorama of early Yiddish printing in Montreal. ($8; $4 seniors & students) This program is supported in part by the Canadian Consulate General of New York.

symposium

16 | Mar
08:00PM
16 | Mar
08:00PM

dialogue forum series

A Conversation with Rabbi William Berkowitz

With Edgar Bronfman, President, World Jewish Congress. (Admission free; reservations required)

dialogue forum series

15 | Mar
06:30PM
15 | Mar
06:30PM

lecture

Le Moise des Ameriques (Moses of the Americas)

A lecture on the 19th century philanthropist, Baron Maurice de Hirsch, by biographer Dominique Frischer. (Admission free; reservations required)

lecture

15 | Mar
07:00PM
15 | Mar
07:00PM

monday night film series

Lens on Yiddish Montreal

Lies My Father Told Me: A Jewish boy grows up in 1920's Montreal with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work. Speaker: Harry Gulkin, film producer ($8; $4 students and seniors)

monday night film series

14 | Mar
02:00PM
14 | Mar
02:00PM

max weinreich lecture series

Mendele Moykher Sforim's Dispute with America: Yiddish Cultural Politics in Transatlantic Perspective

Dina Abramowicz Memorial Lecture. Dr. Eric Goldstein, Assistant Professor, History and Jewish Studies, Emory University

max weinreich lecture series

11 | Mar
07:30PM
11 | Mar
07:30PM

lecture

International Justice After Nuremburg: Should the U.S. Participate in the International Criminal Court?

Mr. Rostow is General Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In that capacity he is constantly being asked why, in the aftermath of Nuremberg, has the United States refused to participate in the International Criminal Court which, unlike the International Court of Justice at the Hague, can bring individuals, and not just nations, to justice. What makes the United States so reluctant to join a court that is supported by so many other nations?

Presented by: the Leo Baeck Institute

lecture

10 | Mar
07:00PM
10 | Mar
07:00PM

art and music

Vienna: Jews and the City of Music/Hugo Kauder Memorial Concert

Norman Dee (flute), and Josephine Chan Yung (piano), perform works by Bach, Kauder, Ibert, Debussy, and Schumann (Free with Museum Admission)

art and music

09 | Mar
06:30PM
09 | Mar
06:30PM

discussion

Just and Unjust Wars: Catholic and Jewish Perspectives

A symposium discussion of the religious perspectives of Catholic and Jewish standards by which 'Just and Unjust Wars are Distinguished' took place at the Center for Jewish History. This event was moderated by Joseph Becker, Vice Chair of the CJH Board of Directors, and featured an exchange of ideas between Father Drew Christiansen, S.J. the associate editor of America Magazine; Darrell Cole, professor of religion at Drew University; and Suzanne Last Stone, professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

discussion

08 | Mar
07:00PM
08 | Mar
07:00PM

monday night film series

Expression and Exploration: Paths of Jewish Artists

Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note - This look at the outstanding career of the world-renowned composer, conductor, pianist, and educator, is a tribute to the brilliant life and art of Leonard Bernstein. Speaker: TBA

monday night film series

03 | Mar
06:00PM
03 | Mar
06:00PM

art and music

The Jews of Iran

A slide presentation by Houman Sashar, author of the pictorial history, Esther's Children. Concert with pianist Tania Eshaghoff and ensemble. Reception follows with traditional Persian specialties. ($25; $20 for students, seniors, and ASF members) Presented by Beth Simchat Torah

art and music

01 | Mar
07:00PM
01 | Mar
07:00PM

monday night film series

Lens on Yiddish Montreal

Je Me Souviens: A look at anti-Semitism in Quebec in the 1930's and 1940's. Bonjour, Shalom: A study of the changing Outremont neighbourhood of Montreal where the influx of Hasidim is becoming an 'issue' for many French Canadians. Speakers will include Dr. Esther Delisle, author of The Traitor; Dr. Jack Jedwab, Director of the Institute for Canadian Studies, Montreal; and the Jew and Dr Allan Nadler, Drew University ($8; $4 students and seniors)

monday night film series

26 | Feb
06:30PM
26 | Feb
06:30PM

panel discussion

Jews & Justice: Mel Gibson's The Passion

Religion, Responsibilities and Relations: Responses to Mel Gibson's The Passion, has raised serious issues in the Jewish, Christian, academic and artistic communities. Speakers include, Professor Paula Fredriksen, the William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of the Appreciation of Scripture at Boston University and author of the article, Mad Mel: The Gospel According to Gibson featured in The New Republic; Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, convener of the scholars' commission to study the screenplay of The Passion and consultant on Jewish-Christian relations; Sister Mary Boys, the Skinner and McAlpin Professor of Practical Theology at the Union Theological Seminary and Dr. Deal W. Hudson, Publisher, Crisis Magazine, Washington, D.C.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

panel discussion

25 | Feb
08:00PM
25 | Feb
08:00PM

dialogue forum series

A Conversation with Rabbi William Berkowitz

With Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Warsaw and Lodz (Admission free; reservations required)

dialogue forum series

22 | Feb
03:00PM
22 | Feb
03:00PM

performance

$22/$18 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. This award-winning adaptation of S. Ansky's classic Yiddish masterpiece uses exquisite puppets and haunting masks to bring the story of transcendental love and Jewish folklore to the stage. Set in Poland at the end of the 19th century, Between Two Worlds/The Dybbuk tells the tale of two ill-fated lovers and the sacred struggle between earthly desire and the greater longings of the spirit. It is an evening of theater that will warm your heart forever. (Appropriate for adults and teenagers.) Meet the artist discussion follows the Saturday performance

performance

22 | Feb
03:00PM
22 | Feb
03:00PM

theatre

The Dybbuk/Between Two Worlds

More than 80 years ago, Sholom Ansky created the most popular play of world Jewish theatre - combining a passionate love story with supernatural suspense and compelling courtroom drama. Now the eternal story comes to life in a new award-winning adaptation for adult puppet theatre. ($22; $18 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more) Presented by YUM, produced by Tears of Joy Theatre and Mark Levenson

theatre

21 | Feb
08:00PM
21 | Feb
08:00PM

performance

$22/$18 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. This award-winning adaptation of S. Ansky's classic Yiddish masterpiece uses exquisite puppets and haunting masks to bring the story of transcendental love and Jewish folklore to the stage. Set in Poland at the end of the 19th century, Between Two Worlds/The Dybbuk tells the tale of two ill-fated lovers and the sacred struggle between earthly desire and the greater longings of the spirit. It is an evening of theater that will warm your heart forever. (Appropriate for adults and teenagers.) Meet the artist discussion follows the Saturday performance

performance

21 | Feb
08:00PM
21 | Feb
08:00PM

theatre

The Dybbuk/Between Two Worlds

More than 80 years ago, Sholom Ansky created the most popular play of world Jewish theatre - combining a passionate love story with supernatural suspense and compelling courtroom drama. Now the eternal story comes to life in a new award-winning adaptation for adult puppet theatre. ($22; $18 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more) Presented by YUM, produced by Tears of Joy Theatre and Mark Levenson - Artist Talk follows the performance.

theatre

19 | Feb
08:00PM
19 | Feb
08:00PM

performance

$22/$18 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. This award-winning adaptation of S. Ansky's classic Yiddish masterpiece uses exquisite puppets and haunting masks to bring the story of transcedental love and Jewish folklore to the stage. Set in Poland at the end of the 19th century, Between Two Worlds/The Dybbuk tells the tale of two ill-fated lovers and the sacred struggle between earthly desire and the greater longings of the spirit. It is an evening of theater that will warm your heart forever. (Appropriate for adults and teenagers). There will be a chance to meet the performers after the Saturday peformance

performance

19 | Feb
08:00PM
19 | Feb
08:00PM

theatre

The Dybbuk/Between Two Worlds

More than 80 years ago, Sholom Ansky created the most popular play of world Jewish theatre - combining a passionate love story with supernatural suspense and compelling courtroom drama. Now the eternal story comes to life in a new award-winning adaptation for adult puppet theatre. ($22; $18 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more) Presented by YUM, produced by Tears of Joy Theatre and Mark Levenson

theatre

18 | Feb
07:00PM
18 | Feb
07:00PM

max weinreich lecture series

At the Bookseller's Store: Jewish Bookshops in Eastern Europe at the end of the 19th Century

Dora and Mayer Tendler Lecture; Hagit Cohen, Doctoral candidate, Department of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

max weinreich lecture series

12 | Feb
06:30PM
12 | Feb
06:30PM

discussion

In the Beginning: Where the Seeds of Israel Take Root

Reading and discussion of In Princio: Dove Affondano le Radici di Israele by Francesca Cernia Slovin. With Allan L. Nadler, Professor of Jewish Studies, Faulkner House, Drew University, and actor George Morfogen.

discussion

11 | Feb
02:00PM
11 | Feb
02:00PM

max weinreich lecture series

Ona Simaite: Between the Library and the Life

Abram and Fannie Gottlieb Immerman - Abraham and Bertha Weinstein Memorial Lecture

max weinreich lecture series

05 | Feb
07:00PM
05 | Feb
07:00PM

panel discussion

$5/Free for members of the Leo Baeck Institute. In conjunction with the Goethe Institute, a panel discussion about the author W.G. Sebald and his book, On The Natural History of Destruction, translated by Anthea Bell. Leo Baeck Institute

panel discussion

29 | Jan
08:00PM
29 | Jan
08:00PM

dialogue forum series

Rabbi William Berkowitz Dialogue Forum Series with Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg

Free.

dialogue forum series

26 | Jan
07:30PM
26 | Jan
07:30PM

panel discussion

Writing as Roots: The Jewish Writer in the 21st Century: What's Left To Say?

A panel discussion featuring Tony Kushner, Samuel G. Freedman and Helen Freedman. Joseph Berger moderated this discussion. Joseph Berger, New York Times reporter, and author of Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust. Tony Kushner is the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Angels in America. In addition to his work in the theater, he is author of numerous essays on topics ranging from bigotry, to war, to faith, and to love, as well as tackling such contemporary topics as AIDS and gay rights. Samuel G. Freedman, A former reporter for the New York Times, and author of four acclaimed books, his most recent Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry. He is a tenured professor at the Columbia University School of Journalism. Helen Epstein is a former journalist, and author of five books of literary non-fiction, the most recent being Where She Came From: A DaughterÂ’s Search for Her Mother's History. She is on the faculty at of the Prague Summer Seminars and affiliated with Harvard University and Brandeis University.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

panel discussion

21 | Jan
06:00PM
21 | Jan
06:00PM

film screening

"Russian Arts Festival"

$10/$8. Screening by Russian and Ukranian film directors. Gallery talk by guest curator Alexandre Gertsman. Yeshiva University Museum.

film screening

13 | Jan
06:30PM
13 | Jan
06:30PM

commemoration

Parallel Lives: Commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A conversation, "Parallel Lives: Growing Up Black and Jewish in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950s," a commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Taking part in the celebration are two authors from the Delta region of Mississippi Clifton Taulbert and Eugene Dattel.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

commemoration

05 | Jan
07:00PM
05 | Jan
07:00PM

film

Zmani (It's About Time)

$8/$4. By Ayelet Menahemi and Elona Ariel, 2001 (54’)Israel: Ideal and Reality Series“ From the moment of birth, man is timed. For Israelis, time ticks double speed, pursued by a glorious past, an uncertain future and a dubious present.” This is a very human story, filled with good humor, about people wondering if they have used time to its fullest, or if they could have done it any other way. Have you got the time to see this film?Speaker: Zev Chafets, columnist, New York Daily News. Co-sponsored by American Sephardi Federation with Sephardic House and Yeshiva University Museum

film