25 | Dec
11:00AM
25 | Dec
11:00AM

YUM Winter Spectacular

Amazing, astounding and awesome DRUM CAFÉ.
YUM’s Participatory Percussion Performance!
Two performances – 1:30pm and 3:00pm
Everyone gets a drum to play!!! With a team of world-class drummers, a Drum Café facilitator will transform the audience into a harmonized drumming orchestra. Join us as we celebrate our community with an exhilarating experience of unity. For full details, please call: 212.294.8330.

* Admission includes one concert performance and Museum admission to a day of special events - including exhibitions tours and family activities.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

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

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

Persona

Considered one of Bergman's masterpieces, Persona is also one of his most dazzling, complex, and dramatic works. With Sven Nykvist's other-worldly cinematography and brilliant performances by Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson, the film explores the nature of personality and identity, present and memory, dream and reality. On the one hand, his most psychoanalytically informed work, Persona transcends into the realm of art where the subject of creativity and the very relationship between film and reality are explored. The filmic technique is tantalizing and challenging, forcing the audience into an intense and self-scrutinizing relationship with the film's images and characters that is almost unique in cinema.

Sweden, 1966, Swedish w/English subtitles. 83 mins.
Director: Ingmar Bergman.

Post-screening discussion with Dr. Ira Konigsberg, Professor Emeritus of Film and Video Studies, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan. more info

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

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

50th Annual Leo Baeck Institute Memorial Lecture Sociology, Science and Psychoanalysis: The Place of Bildung in the Development of Sigmund Freud and Abraham Brill

Dr. Arnold Richards, notes the development of the sociology of scientific knowledge and the evolution of psychoanalysis by Jews in the Habsburg Empire. The lecture will consider the impact of historical, cultural and personal factors on the thinking and professional commitments of Sigmund Freud and Abraham Arden Brill.

Presented by: the Leo Baeck Institute

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

winter wednesdays: "a century of film on the lower east side"

Opening Night : Hester Street

This film series begins with Joan Micklin Silver's adaptation of Abraham Cahan's story, Hester Street. The film portrays the life of a Jewish Community in transition, where immigrants must reexamine their identities as Jews in light of American opportunities and values. A touching evocation of immigrant life on New York's Lower East Side in the 1890s.

Post-screening discussion with Joan Micklin Silver and Andy Ingall, Assistant Curator Broadcast Archive/New York Jewish Film Festival, The Jewish Museum.

USA, 1974, English and Yiddish. 89mins.

The series continues into April 2007. For full details, please visit www.ajhs.org or call 212.294.6160.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

winter wednesdays: "a century of film on the lower east side"

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

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

Dead of Night

Dead of Night, the first psychoanalytic horror film, was produced in England immediately after the end of World War II - that is, after the English population had suffered systematic Nazi terror from imminent invasion, incessant aerial bombing and rocket-bombs. This film continued the pre-war format of horror films based on the themes of the supernatural and the hubris and excesses of science. However, it introduced psychoanalysis as the science in question. In the film, psychoanalysis is used ambivalently for understanding supernatural horror. The film is structured on two levels: a genteel English country weekend, with witty and urbane guests (including a psychoanalyst); five horror stories told by the guests, presented as "flash-backs" within the frame of the country weekend. Psychoanalytic insights into this film structure are used here to explain how the film induces horror in the audience. Because of the defensive nature of this formal structure, the audience is induced (through repeated but disguised stimulation) to accept as its own an inherently horrific unconscious fantasy. The plot of the film then undercuts that defensive formal structure and presents a vivid manifest rendition of that fantasy. The stimulated audience, deprived of the reassuring structure, experiences severe anxiety - that is, horror.

UK, 1945. 102mins. Black & White.
Director: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, and Robert Hamer.

Post-screening discussion with Dr. Leon Bolter, Training and Supervising Analyst, New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Medical School, NY. more info

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

10 | Dec
03:00PM
10 | Dec
03:00PM

Chanukah Concert: Hip, Heymish and Hot!!!

Eleanor Reissa, among the most beloved and gifted interpreters of Yiddish music, sings Yiddish Soul and presents treasures from the luscious world of Yiddish song. With her band, Ms. Reissa puts a jazz flare into old Yiddish standards as well as gems that feel contemporary and yet traditional. You don’t have to know Yiddish to adore this program! Joining Ms. Reissa is the inimitable storyteller, Isaiah Sheffer, who, again this year, will entertain us with works by some of the world’s most famous Jewish writers.

Presented by: American Jewish Historical Society and American Society for Jewish Music

08 | Dec
10:30AM
08 | Dec
10:30AM

jewish music forum

Mediterranean Israeli Music: The Politics of Aesthetics

The Jewish Music Forum in cooperation with the American Sephardi Federation present a lecture by Dr. Amy Horowitz, Ohio State University. Respondent Prof. Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, New York University.

Musika Yam Tikhonit Yisraelit (Israeli Mediterranean Music) gives voice to the cleavage between ethnic affinity and national identity that accompanied the massive immigration of Jewish communities to Israel from Islamic countries in the late 1940s and early 1950s. This hybrid popular genre subverted the policies of the new state aimed at forging a coherent national identity and sublimating diaspora ethnic traditions. The study of Musika Yam Tikhonit Yisraelit and the people who create it, suggests that community identity is a network of interactive and context- sensitive forces. North African and Middle Eastern Jews comprise a pan-ethnic community while maintaining individual ethnic and shared national identities.

Because Mediterranean Israeli Music is a pan-ethnic genre, my analysis will address the political conditions in which pan-ethnicity forms as well the music. Asymmetrical and reciprocal power relations within Israel and between Israel and other countries affect both the music and the people who produce and consume it.

more detailed abstract available

Presented by: American Jewish Historical Society and American Society for Jewish Music

jewish music forum

07 | Dec
06:30PM
07 | Dec
06:30PM

gisella levi cahnman open seminar

Of War, Labor and Youth: The Talmud in Paris, 1968
One Hundred Years with Emmanuel Levinas

Placing Jewish ethics above all debates between the ‘religious’ and the ‘secular’, he drew wider global attention to classic rabbinic text, restoring it to its rightful place among the greatest achievements of human thought. Speakers: Richard Bernstein (The New School), Richard A. Cohen (University of North Carolina), Judith Friedlander (CUNY Grad Center), Warren Zeev Harvey (Hebrew University), Solomon Malka, (CUNY Graduate Center), Michael Smith (Berry College.)

more info

This centennial program was made possible through the support of the Gisella Levi Cahnman Seminar Fund and was co-presented by The Levinas Ethical Legacy Foundation in collaboration with the Association pour la Célébration du Centenaire d’Emmanuel Levinas (France) and the Centre Raïssa et Emmanuel Levinas, the American Sephardi Federation and the Yeshiva University Museum.

Presented by: Yeshiva University Museum and American Sephardi Federation

gisella levi cahnman open seminar

05 | Dec
06:00PM
05 | Dec
06:00PM

Moroccan Dream Weavers: North African Themes in Art, Literature and Music

6pm: Gallery Tours and Artist's Talk
7pm: Panel
A venerable place in the Jewish Diaspora, Morocco is also an exotic landscape floating between the West and the Orient. As a site of a "magical" Jewish past, Morocco inspires and infuses the work of contemporary Jewish writers, artists, and musicians. We begin with a reception and gallery viewing with artist Georgette Benisty, whose fiber dolls, woven from North African fabrics and colors, reference her childhood in Casablanca. The program continues with a panel of emerging artist/scholars, including Tangier-born lecturer and writer Yaelle Azagury, Barnard College, and Samuel Thomas, musician and ethnomusicologist.

Presented by: Yeshiva University Museum and American Sephardi Federation

04 | Dec
08:00AM
04 | Dec
08:00AM

freud's jewish world conference

Day 3 Sessions

Panel 1: Freud's Moses, and Moses and Monotheism
Panel 2: Freud's Vienna

more info

Presented by: Leo Baeck Institute and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

freud's jewish world conference

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

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

Beyond Good and Evil

When Lou Andreas Salomé arrived in Vienna to attend Freud's lectures in 1912, she had already developed her theory of narcissism. Without undergoing analysis herself, she began her own practice after a short training period with Freud. Salomé was to Freud "an understander par excellence," the only woman among his colleagues with whom he would maintain a long and continuous correspondence. The film explores her 'ménage a trois' with Nietzsche and Paul Ree, and the early development of her research and personality.

Italian/French/W.German, 1977. Italian w/English subtitles. 130mins.
Director: Liliana Cavani.

Post-screening discussion with Angela Von Der Lippe, author and senior editor, WW Norton; and Matthew von Unwerth, Director of the Brill Library of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. more info

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

03 | Dec
08:00AM
03 | Dec
08:00AM

freud's jewish world conference

Day 2 Sessions

Panel 1: The Jews in Central Europe and the Habsburg Empire
Panel 2: Freud, God and Godlessness
Panel 3: Freud's Last Decade: Vienna and London

more info

Presented by: Leo Baeck Institute and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

freud's jewish world conference

03 | Dec
06:00PM
03 | Dec
06:00PM

gisella levi cahnman open seminar

Between Friends: Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy

Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy, were two of the most important American intellectuals of their generation -- politically engaged, socially active, powerful, gossipy women who became increasingly close during the decades after WWII. The two friends discuss the Cold War, McCarthyism, Vietnam, Kennedy liberalism, the student riots of the '60s. Talk back with Vivian Gornick (director) and Elizabeth Young-Bruehl (biographer of Hannah Arendt).

more info

A theatrical adaptation by Vivian Gornick in collaboration with The House of Elder Artist. Part of the centennial conference on Hannah Arendt presented by the Institute for the Humanities at NYU and the Hannah Arendt Organization

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

gisella levi cahnman open seminar

02 | Dec
12:00PM
02 | Dec
12:00PM

conference

Freud's Jewish World Conference

YIVO, LBI and The Freud Archives invited an outstanding group of academics and psychoanalysts to consider Freud in the context of his upbringing, including the bourgeouis culture of Vienna in the early 20th century, the anti-Semitism of central Europe, and the overall anxiety of his time.

Presented by: Leo Baeck Institute and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

conference

01 | Dec
12:00PM
01 | Dec
12:00PM

max weinreich center: yiddish language seminar

Yiddish Territorialism and its Organ, "Afn Shvel"

Dr. Sheva Zucker, League for Yiddish

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

max weinreich center: yiddish language seminar

30 | Nov
05:30PM
30 | Nov
05:30PM

Choosing to Resist

5:30pm Galleries open for viewing
6:30pm Panel
What can one person do in the face of oppression? A panel of human rights advocates, scholars, ethicists, and resisters will explore this question, focusing on the Belgian citizens depicted in the current exhibition, "Resistance and Memory in Belgium: 1940-1945". Baron Georges Schnek, a member of the French Resistance portrayed in the exhibit, joins us from Belgium.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

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

yivo distinguished lecture

"Mendele's Art of 'Breathing Through Both Nostrils;' SY Abramovitsh Between Yiddish and Hebrew."

Prof. Dan Miron, Leonard Kaye Professor of Hebrew Literature, Dept. of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University.

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

yivo distinguished lecture

28 | Nov
06:00PM
28 | Nov
06:00PM

Writers on "Roots"

6pm: Galleries open for viewing
7pm: Readings
Orna Ben-Ami’s intriguing sculpture, "Roots", on display in the exhibition, "Feminine Principals, Works in Iron, Fiber, and Glass", reflects the artist’s search for roots both as a woman and a Jew. The Museum has commissioned six emerging New York City-based writers to create original pieces of fiction, non-fiction and poetry inspired by the sculpture. Join us for an evening of readings by these writers who will also share their own contrasting experiences of rootedness and rootlessness.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

21 | Nov
07:00PM
21 | Nov
07:00PM

Music of Felix Mendelssohn

The genius of Felix Mendelssohn, often called the 19th century Mozart, became evident very early, and during his short life he created a vast treasure of astonishingly complex, varied and beautiful music. One of the most influential composers of the 19th century, his legacy was neglected for much of the 20th century. With this concert of Mendelssohn’s chamber music, the Phoenix Chamber Ensemble pays a tribute to his genius.

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

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

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

Zelig

Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Everyman Zelig is literally capable of being any and every man, a human vessel who embodies our sociological urge to conform. more info

USA, 1983, B∧W and Color. English and German. 79mins.
Director: Woody Allen.

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

20 | Nov
08:30PM
20 | Nov
08:30PM

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

Street of Crocodiles

This film conjures up a world of aberrations existing just beneath the façade of our everyday reality where myth and pathology intertwine. The Quay Brothers' masterpiece is adapted from a short story by Bruno Schulz, and was their first film shot on 35mm. A museum keeper spits into the eyepiece of an ancient peep-show and sets the musty machine in motion, plunging the viewer into a nightmarish netherworld of bizarre puppet rituals among the dirt and grime. more info

UK, 1986, Color. 21mins.

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

19 | Nov
02:00PM
19 | Nov
02:00PM

The Jews of Cuba

Jewish Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
Many American Jews have relatives who lived in or transited through Cuba, often staying months or years before they came to the U.S. Jay Levinson, author of "The Jewish Community of Cuba: The Golden Years, 1906-1958", will explore this history. Presented in association with the Center Genealogy Institute. RSVP: 212.294.8326 / e-mail.

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

15 | Nov
02:00PM
15 | Nov
02:00PM

cjh graduate seminar program

Roman Vishniac: Commissioned Photographs of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe and the Framing of Collective Memory

Maya Benton, Ph.D. Candidate in History of Art at Courtauld Institute of Art, London, presenting: Shuttered Memories of a Vanishing World: the Deliberate Photography of Roman Vishniac and its Effect on Modern Jewish Self-Consciousness

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, responding.

Hasia Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor in American Jewish Studies, conducting.

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

cjh graduate seminar program

13 | Nov
06:00PM
13 | Nov
06:00PM

Feminine Principals Workshop – Iron

Enjoy the third workshop in a series exploring the media of the three women artists whose work is exhibited in the current show "Feminine Principals: Works in Iron, Fiber and Glass". We focus on metal as a medium with a hands-on jewelry making workshop preceded by a tour of the exhibition and slide presentation with the artist Orna Ben-Ami.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

13 | Nov
07:00PM
13 | Nov
07:00PM

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

Pressure Point

Racial tension heats up when a conservative black prison psychiatrist (Sidney Poitier) is assigned to treat a staunch racist and former Nazi party member (Bobby Darin). Poitier knows what makes the mind tick, but his new patient is a ticking time bomb, a racist Nazi fanatic, and he finds the boundaries of his professionalism sorely tested when he must counsel Darin.

USA, 1962, B&W. 91mins.
Director: Hubert Cornfield.

Post-screening discussion with Dr. Maurice Preter, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. more info

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

12 | Nov
01:00PM
12 | Nov
01:00PM

artist's gallery talk

Orna Ben-Ami

Ms. Ben-Ami will take us on a tour of her iron sculptures in the exhibition, "Feminine Principals: Works in Iron, Fiber and Glass", and present an illustrated lecture on her work, including public art installations in Israel.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

artist's gallery talk

10 | Nov
10:30AM
10 | Nov
10:30AM

jewish music forum

Composing Herself: Finding Miriam Gideon in Her 1958 Opera "Fortunato"

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, CUNY Graduate Center Discussants: Prof. Ellie Hisama, Columbia University, Prof. Bruce Saylor, CUNY Graduate Center, and Cantor Charles Osborne, Hebrew College of Boston.

In 1958, Miriam Gideon composed her only opera, Fortunato. The composer fashioned her own libretto based on Serafín and Joaquín Álvarez Quintero’s tragic farce of 1928. The title character, Fortunato is a moral, yet cowardly man, desperate for a job. In the final scene of the opera, he finds himself employed at a carnival, facing the barrel of the shotgun of the famous female sharpshooter, Amaranta. This presentation will focus on the ways in which the music and text of Gideon’s opera not only reflect the composer’s identity as a woman writing opera in the 1950s, but also her identity as a Jewish composer.

Miriam Gideon (1906-1996) ranked with such doyens of the intelligentsia of American composers as George Perle, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, and William Schuman, who had the utmost regard for her talents. She received her doctorate in 1970 under the guidance of Hugo Weisgall at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she also taught for many years.

Presented by: American Jewish Historical Society and American Society for Jewish Music

jewish music forum

10 | Nov
12:00PM
10 | Nov
12:00PM

max weinreich center: yiddish language seminar

Markuze’s Seyfer Refues: A Yiddish Medical Manual of 1791

Dr. Chava Lapin, Queens College

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

max weinreich center: yiddish language seminar

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

book launch and signing

Celebrating Emma Lazarus

Join author Esther Schor for a book talk on her new biography of Emma Lazarus, the iconoclastic 19th century poet whose verse gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty. For the first time the original manuscript of Lazarus' sonnet "The New Colossus" will be on view. Reception at 6 PM. Program begins at 7 PM.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

book launch and signing

08 | Nov
07:00PM
08 | Nov
07:00PM

book reading

Between Klezmer and Sepharad: Meditations in Cartoon by Joann Sfar

After the success of "The Rabbi's Cat", Joann Sfar's new book, "Klezmer", explores the odds and ends of the Eastern European side of his family. "Klezmer" is profane, messy, and wildly enthusiastic, much like the music itself. It’s the story of Noah, who narrowly escapes the massacre of his bandmates by rival musicians, and goes on to put together a new band with some yeshiva students exiled for theft. Also in the tale is his voluptuous love interest, Chava and Tshokola, a less than truthful gypsy on the run from Cossacks. Mr. Sfar is interviewed by David Shasha, Director of the Center for Jewish Heritage.

Presented by: the American Sephardi Federation

book reading

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

film/nyc premiere

The World Was Ours: the Jewish Legacy of Vilna
*Please note: this event is SOLD OUT

Mira Van Doren's much-anticipated documentary film traces the life of the lost Jewish community of Vilna, the city of her and YIVO's roots. There will be a post-screening panel discussion with four distinguished natives of Vilna: artist Samuel Bak, Professor Benjamin Harshav, publisher William Begell, and filmmaker Mira Van Doren.

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

film/nyc premiere

06 | Nov
12:19AM
06 | Nov
12:19AM

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

Peter Greenaway adopts a trivial but surrealistic narrative to capture the dynamics of compulsions and desire embedded in Western religious practices, and makes references to the intricate ties of Judaism, Paganism, and Christianity. Petty crime kingpin Albert Spica has pretensions of the high-life and holds nightly court with his uncouth cohorts in a French restaurant that he owns. His wife, Georgina, flirts with Michael, an intellectual bookseller, and nightly the two begin a secret affair. When Spica learns of the affair, he rages through the restaurant, inflicting brutalities upon all, and killing Michael by forcing him to eat the pages from his own books. Georgina decides to inflict a particularly cruel fate upon her husband.

Dir: Peter Greenaway.
France/Netherlands/UK, 1989, English. 124mins.

Post-screening discussion with Dr. Peter Stastny, psychiatrist and filmmaker. more info

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

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

Back to Babylon: 2600 Years of Jewish Life in Iraq

Conference
Moderator: Shmuel Moreh, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM:
Iraqi Jewish Cosmopolitanism and the Compilation of the Babylonian Talmud
Yaakov Elman, Yeshiva University

The Medieval Judaeo-Arabic Civilization: Social and Cultural Life of the Jews of Iraq
Norman Golb, University of Chicago

Luncheon

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Literature in Iraq: 1735-1950
Lev Hakak, UCLA

Vestiges of the Jewish Past in Iraqi-Kurdistan: Impressions from Two Recent Visits
Yona Sabar, UCLA

Visual Arts among the Jews of Iraq
Shalom Sabar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

*November 2 to 5, 2006:
Four-day package: $130/$100 ASF members and students

Presented by: the American Sephardi Federation

04 | Nov
07:30PM
04 | Nov
07:30PM

Back to Babylon: 2600 Years of Jewish Life in Iraq

Sounds of Baghdad: An Iraqi Jewish Musical Journey with Yair Dallal

*November 2 to 5, 2006:
Four-day package: $130/$100 ASF members and students

Presented by: the American Sephardi Federation

03 | Nov
04:30PM
03 | Nov
04:30PM

Back to Babylon: 2600 Years of Jewish Life in Iraq

Shabbat services followed by Shabbat dinner and Zemirot in the Iraqi tradition

My Little Baghdad: Growing Up Iraqi in Israel
A talk by Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, New York University

Please Note: This event will take place at: Congregation Shearith Israel, 2 West 70th Street, NYC

*November 2 to 5, 2006:
Four-day package: $130/$100 ASF members and students

Presented by: the American Sephardi Federation

02 | Nov
06:30PM
02 | Nov
06:30PM

Back to Babylon: 2600 Years of Jewish Life in Iraq

Talks:
Tribute to the Late Meir Basri z’l, Last President of the Jewish Community in Iraq
Shmuel Moreh, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Farhud in Baghdad, 1941 Background and Consequences
Naim Kattan, Université du Québec, Montreal

Under Color of Law; The Ethnic Cleansing of Iraqi Jews
Carole Basri, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Films:
Meir Basri: A Filmed Interview with Carole Basri
The Jewish Community of Babylon (Israel 1989, 50 mins.)
Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Salim Fattal

*November 2 to 5, 2006:
Four-day package: $130/$100 ASF members and students

Presented by: the American Sephardi Federation

30 | Oct
07:00PM
30 | Oct
07:00PM

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

1919

Dealing with psychoanalysis and passion, Hugh Brody's film is the bittersweet chronicle of Sophie (Maria Schell) and Alexander (Paul Scofield), former patients of Freud in Vienna. In 1984, the two are reunited when Sophie sees Alexander interviewed on television and contacts him. As the two reminisce, they find they both harbor bitterness at their treatment by Freud. In a series of flashbacks, they are seen in their therapy sessions, though Freud is never shown on camera, only his voice is heard.

UK, 1985, B&W and Color. 99 mins.

Post-screening discussion with Dr. Arlene Kramer Richards, Ed.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, New York Freudian Society, and Fellow, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Richard Gottlieb M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute; faculty, New York Psychoanalytic Institute; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. more info

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

29 | Oct
11:00AM
29 | Oct
11:00AM

symposium

From Heretic to Hero: A Symposium on the Impact of Baruch Spinoza on the 350th Anniversary of his Excommunciation, 1656-2006

A one-day symposium presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research dedicated to exploring the historical reasons, and current implications, of what many scholars consider the most notorious and repercussive excommunication in all of Jewish history: the banishment of Baruch (Benedictus) Spinoza from the Jewish Community of Amsterdam in 1656.

This program was made possible in part by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

symposium

25 | Oct
11:00AM
25 | Oct
11:00AM

cjh graduate seminar program

The Yiddish Experiment in Minsk, 1920-1938

Elissa Bemporad, CJH Fellow 2005 and Ph.D. Candidate in History at Stanford University, presenting: The Yiddish Experiment in Minsk, 1920-1938.

Respondent: Gennady Estraikh, Rauch Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies, NYU;
CJH Academic Coordinator: Hasia Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, NYU.

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

cjh graduate seminar program

24 | Oct
07:00PM
24 | Oct
07:00PM

lecture

Jews and Money

For centuries, Jews have been associated with capitalism and particularly with finance. The association has been both positive - a story of over-achievement in the face of discrimination - and negative - a source of fuel for anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jewish power. Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University, Professor, Harvard Business School, is the author of The House of Rothschild and the forthcoming Warburg, as well as The Cash Nexus and, most recently, The War of the World which have dealt more generally with questions of money and power. Professor Ferguson is well placed to offer some new thoughts on an old and often vexed question.

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

lecture

20 | Oct
10:30AM
20 | Oct
10:30AM

jewish music forum

Music and Memory Among Crypto-Jews in Portuguese Border Villages

Dr. Judith Cohen, York University.
Respondent: Prof. Jane Gerber, CUNY Graduate Center

A program of the American Jewish Historical Society and the American Society for Jewish Music.
Co-sponsored by the American Sephardi Federation

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

jewish music forum

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

film and discussion

Clara Lemlich: A Strike Leader's Diary

Co-sponsored by the New York Labor History Association
Filmmaker Alex Szalat tells the story of the young, Jewish, Ukranian-born woman who, in 1909, sparked the "Uprising of the 20,000"; the first massive strike of New York City garment workers.

USA, 2004, Color and B&W. 51 mins.
Post-screening discussion with Professor Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University, and others.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

film and discussion

17 | Oct
06:00PM
17 | Oct
06:00PM

Curator Talk with Anne Griffin

Dr. Anne Griffin, Professor of Political Science, Cooper Union, will speak about the current exhibition Resistance and Memory in Belgium:1940-1945, which grew out of her journey to Belgium to interview former WWII Belgian resistance members.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

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

The Banality of Good: Rescuers in Italy at the Time of Persecution

Presented by the Center for Jewish History, the Consulate General of Italy, Wagner College and Centro Primo Levi.

Hosted by Dr. Seymour P. Lachman, Distinguished Professor in Residence,Wagner College

With a panel of historians, survivors, and rescuers, this program will explore human, social, and political aspects of those instances in which Italian citizens and public officers chose to help persecuted Jews, at the risk of their lives, by opposing the anti-Semitic policies of the government. This program is based on the books, The Righteous of Italy, which is part of the Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations, and History of the Shoah: the Crisis of Europe, the Extermination of the Jews, and the Remembrance of the 20th Century.

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

16 | Oct
06:00PM
16 | Oct
06:00PM

Feminine Principals Workshop Series - Glass

The second of three special events exploring the media of the three women artists whose work is on display in Feminine Principals: Works in Iron, Fiber and Glass. The program includes a gallery tour with the artist, Saara Gallin, a slide presentation by stained glass expert, Mary Clerkin Higgins, and a glass craft workshop for adults.

Co-sponsored by the American Craft Council.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

16 | Oct
07:00PM
16 | Oct
07:00PM

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

The Soulkeeper: The True Story of Sabina Spielrein (Prendimi L'anima)

In 1905 a nineteen-year-old girl, arriving from Russia in a desparate condition, is admitted into a psychiatric hospital in Zurich, where she is suffering from a severe form of hysteria and refusing to eat. Young Carl Gustav Jung takes her under his care and, for the first time, experiments with the psychoanalytical method of his teacher, Sigmund Freud. He also begins an affair with her, and thus is born a sweeping story of love and passion. Sabina Spielrein eventually becomes a psychoanalyst herself, founding the famous White School, and dies in 1942, a victim of Nazi violence. This film is based on the 1977 discovery of the missing epistolary between Jung, Freud and Spielrein.

Italy/France/UK, 2002, English and Italian w/English subtitles. 90 mins.
Director: Roberto Faenza.

Post-screening discussion with John Kerr, psychologist and historian, author of A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein; Dr. Zvi Lothane, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; Nellie Thomson, Ph.D Psychoanalyst and Historian. more info

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

11 | Oct
06:30PM
11 | Oct
06:30PM

Lonely House: A Concert of Kurt Weill Songs

February 26, 1933 marked the Burning of the Reichstag. Barely a month later, Kurt Weill, recently celebrated composer of the Threepenny Opera, the figure-head musician of the Entartete Kunst (art banned as "Degenerate Art"), deeply wounded by the open slander that was to follow him even abroad. As a result, he forever turned his back upon Germany, and was never again to speak his mother tongue.

Performers: Jutta Czurda, vocals; Richie Beirach, arranger and pianist; Gregor Hübner, violin, Veit Hübner, bass. A co-production of the Stadttheater, Fürth and Beyerischer Rundfunk, Studio Franken, Germany.

Presented in cooperation with the Goethe Institut, New York and San Francisco. In French and English.

Presented by: the Leo Baeck Institute

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

lecture

Morality and Strategy in the War on Terror: The Israeli Experience

What are the moral limitations and challenges to fighting a war on terror? What are consequences of the enemy attacking one set of civilians and, by disguising itself within its own civilian population, completely obliterating the distinction between combatants and non-combatants? What can be learned, both morally and strategically, from ordinary war that is applicable to this very different condition? Moshe Halbertal, Professor of Philosophy, Hebrew University and Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute, will examine the approach adopted by the Israeli defense forces in facing these challenges, and the lessons that can be drawn -- perhaps, for the United States -- from this approach.

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

lecture

09 | Oct
07:00PM
09 | Oct
07:00PM

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

Dreams, Psychoanalysis and Film

When Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900, he began the modern study of a phenomenon that has fascinated human beings for thousands of years. At the same time, he opened a new realm – the unconscious mind – to filmmakers and artists who were inspired by his theories. This program features fascinating film footage and a fresh, bold look at Freudian thought. A conversation and screening hosted by Bruce Sklarew, co-founder and co-chair of the Forum for the Psychoanalytic Study of Film, Washington, D.C.; and Lynn Gamwell, Director, Binghamton University Art Museum, SUNY/Binghamton, and author of Dreams, 1900-2000. more info

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

03 | Oct
06:30PM
03 | Oct
06:30PM

film and discussion

The Hidden Children in Belgium

In connection with the current exhibition Resistance and Memory in Belgium:1940-1945, the Belgian documentary, Just A Link, will be screened. The film portrays the work of Andree Geulen, a righteous gentile, who placed Jewish children in convents in Belgium during WWII. Included in the film are interviews with the children whom Ms. Geulen saved.

Belgium, 2003, French with English subtitles. 52 minutes.
Director: Frederic Dumont.
Post-screening discussion with Suzanne Vromen, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Bard College.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

film and discussion

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

film and discussion

Rome and the Jewish Community: a Presentation by Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome

Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome to discuss his city’s relationship with the Jewish Community and present a short documentary film and highlights of the newly renovated Jewish Museum of Rome (Museo Ebraico di Roma). For over 20 centuries, the Jewish community has been inhabitants of Rome, making it the oldest in the western world. The Jewish Museum of Rome, which has undergone a major renovation, contains compelling records and artifacts depicting the history of Italian Jews. Rome is a capital city that engages in building a civilization of peace, tolerance, respect for human rights, and the possibility for all people to lead dignified lives

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

film and discussion

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

Feminine Principals Workshop Series - Fiber
Co-sponsored by the American Craft Council

The first of three special events exploring the media of the three women artists whose work is on display in Feminine Principals: Works in Iron, Fiber, and Glass. The program includes a gallery tour with the artist, Georgette Benisty, a talk by Désirée G. Koslin, Fashion Institute of Technology, and a fiber craft workshop for adults.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

26 | Sep
07:00PM
26 | Sep
07:00PM

lecture

Jewish Journalists, American Journalism

With Franklin Foer, Editor, The New Republic; J.J. Goldberg, Editor in Chief, The Forward; Clyde Haberman, Columnist, "NYC", The New York Times; William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard; and others. Moderated by David Margolick, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair.

In the wake of events in the Middle East, explore with some of the most influential American Jewish journalists provocative questions. How do Jewish journalists respond to news with a Jewish interest? What are the pulls and tugs on them? Are Jewish journalists afraid/comfortable with stories with a Jewish angle? At one time "all" Jewish journalists were considered liberal. Is this so today? How does this impact their perspective on "Jewish" news?

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

lecture

25 | Sep
07:00PM
25 | Sep
07:00PM

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

Secrets of a Soul

In 1925, Freud refused a lucrative offer to consult on Pabst's film, and expressed his opposition to the use of the 'new art' in connection with the 'new science.' Pabst gained the support of Freud’s colleagues, Karl Abraham and Hanns Sachs, creating a fascinating representation of the Freudian psychoanalytical process as it was at its inception. Based on an actual patient of Freud, this film is a bourgeois melodrama about a chemistry professor whose frustrated desire to father a child meshes with his jealousy of his wife's childhood sweetheart.

Germany, 1926, B&W. 97mins.
Silent with English untertitles.
Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst.

Post-screening discussion with Eli Zaretsky, Professor of History, The New School. more info

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

25 | Sep
08:30PM
25 | Sep
08:30PM

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

Freud Home Movies

A selection of documentary footage of Freud and his contemporaries, including The Eleventh Congress of the Psychoanalytic Association 1929; Freud at Potzledorf, 1932; and Freud Home Movies 1937-1938. more info

Library of Congress and Freud Archives, 90 mins.

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

19 | Sep
06:30PM
19 | Sep
06:30PM

Bauhaus Architecture in Tel Aviv
Co-Sponsored by the Art Deco Society of New York

Speakers Sam Gruber and Michael Turner vividly illustrate an array of remarkable early 20th century buildings, created by Jewish designers who had fled Europe and were influenced by Bauhaus principals. Our speakers have been at the forefront for recognizing, interpreting, and conserving the architectural richness of the White City district in Tel Aviv, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This presentation is the first of the Art Deco Society of New York's Global Art Deco Lecture Series.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

18 | Sep
07:00PM
18 | Sep
07:00PM

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

Young Dr. Freud (Der Junge Freud)

This film examines the life of the father of psychoanalysis through the lens of his own ground-breaking theories. Questioning the character of Sigmund Freud at integral points in his development, director Axel Corti and screenwriter Georg Stephan Troller invert the psychoanalytic model and place the analyst in the position of analysand.

Germany, 1976, B&W, German w/English subtitles. 98mins.

Post-screening discussion hosted by Dr. Arnold Richards with Dr. George Makari, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Cornell University. more info

This series is made possible through the generous support of The Brenner Family Foundation, The Sam Spiegel Foundation, and Sheri Cyd Sandler

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

monday night film series: film & psychoanalysis

15 | Sep
10:30AM
15 | Sep
10:30AM

jewish music forum

How Do You Play the Musical Scream in Gideon Klein's Terezin Requiem?

Michael Beckerman, Professor of Music, NYU.
Respondent: Gershon Kingsley, composer and conductor

A program of the American Jewish Historical Society and the American Society for Jewish Music. Co-sponsored by Department of Music, New York University.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

jewish music forum

14 | Sep
07:00PM
14 | Sep
07:00PM

inaugural sidney krum memorial concert

Jewish Cabaret In Exile-Songs of Modernity

The European Jewish cabaret thrived from the 1880's through the mid-20th century. The New Budapest Orpheum Society (NBOS), an eight member ensemble, revives songs from these troupes while also exploring the remarkable musical traditions created by composers and lyricists in exile. Hauntingly beautiful songs, shoved to the peripheries of 20th century history, are transformed into a new and compelling history of the modern Jewish experience. NBOS performance mixes skits, comedy, and songs in German, Hebrew, Yiddish and English, with scholarly commentary.

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

inaugural sidney krum memorial concert

11 | Jul
06:00PM
11 | Jul
06:00PM

lbi film series

From Swastika to Jim Crow

Dir. Lori Cheatle and Martin D. Toub / 60 mins. / US / 2000

Before and during the Second World War, Jewish intellectuals and scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and a public distrust of foreigners, a surprising number secured teaching positions at traditionally Black colleges in the segregated South. In many cases they formed lasting relationships with their students and had an important impact on the communities in which they lived and worked.

Presented by: the Leo Baeck Institute

lbi film series

10 | Jul
06:00PM
10 | Jul
06:00PM

lbi film series

The Goebbels Experiment

Dir. Lutz Hachmeister / 108 mins. / Germany & UK / 2004
German with English subtitles

The Nazi propaganda mastermind behind Hitler speaks in first person as actor Kenneth Branagh reads pages of the diary kept by the chief of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, revealing the man’s most inner thoughts. German archives trace the life of the second most powerful man of the Third Reich, detailing his initial attraction to the Nazi party and his adoration of Hitler.

Presented by: the Leo Baeck Institute

lbi film series

09 | Jul
02:00PM
09 | Jul
02:00PM

lbi film series

Sophie Scholl - The Final Days

Dir. Marc Rothemund / 117 mins. / Germany / 2005
German with English subtitles

Munich, 1943: Sophie and Hans Scholl are members of the Weiße Rose (White Rose), a resistance group against the Nazi regime. When the siblings lay out fliers at the university, they are caught by the caretaker who calls the Gestapo. After their imprisonment, they are interrogated for days. On February 22nd, the Scholls and their aide Christoph Probst are accused of high treason and sentenced to death.

Presented by: the Leo Baeck Institute

lbi film series

04 | Jul
12:00AM
04 | Jul
12:00AM

the center is closed

Happy Fourth of July!

The Center will reopen July 5th. Have a Happy Holiday.

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

the center is closed

03 | Jul
12:00AM
03 | Jul
12:00AM

the center is closed

Happy Fourth of July!

The Center will reopen July 5th. Have a Happy Holiday.

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

the center is closed

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

max weinreich lecture series

False Messiahs in Yiddish Historical Drama

Workmen’s Circle/Dr. Emanuel Patt Memorial Lecture
Dr. Joel Berkowitz, State University of New York – Albany

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

max weinreich lecture series

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

clifford odets centennial: seminars and films

Rocket to the Moon

1986, 118 minutes. Directed by John Jacobs. Screenplay by Clifford Odets.

Part social criticism, part romance, this film is a fascinating look into the mind and life of a dentist approaching middle age. Faced with financial and marital failure, he seeks to escape his troubles by rushing into a romantic involvement with his young secretary. Odets reveals a complex set of characters who give voice to feelings of failure, deferred dreams, and human yearning. Starring Judy Davis, John Malkovich, and Eli Wallach.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

clifford odets centennial: seminars and films

12 | Jun
06:30PM
12 | Jun
06:30PM

dialogue and book signing

FULL SWING: Hits, Runs and Errors In A Writer's Life

Ira Berkow will recall his life as a sports writer, discussing his successful newspaper career - from humble beginnings on the streets of Chicago to winning the Pulitzer Prize. His memoir features a cast of characters including Muhammad Ali, Saul Bellow, Ted Williams, Michael Jordan, and others. This event will be moderated by David Margolick, Contributing Editor of Vanity Fair and author of Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink.

Full Swing will be available for sale at the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Bookshop at the Center for Jewish History.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

dialogue and book signing

11 | Jun
03:00PM
11 | Jun
03:00PM

concert

Music in Our Time

A concert of music by contemporary Jewish composers. The music of Samuel Adler, Gerald Cohen, Miriam Gideon, Simon Sargon, and Mark Zukerman, will be performed by Sahan Arzruni, piano; Cantor Lawrence Avery, tenor; Eileen Clark, soprano; Ilana Davidson, soprano; Stephen Gosling, piano; Laura Leon, piano; Carol Wincenc, flute; Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano, and Dan Zhu, violin.

presented by AJHS and ASJM

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

concert

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

lecture

The Musical Culture of Jews in German Under the Nazis, 1933-1939

Focusing primarily on the character of the segregated cultural life within the Jüdischer Kulturbund, an organization created by Jewish musicians, composers and performers when they were no longer permitted to perform under the Nazis, Dr. Leon Botstein will contrast the predicament faced by artists who remained under Nazi rule until the outbreak of the war with the fate of those who emigrated from Germany and Austria. New and terrifying political circumstances forced these performers to re-evaluate their relationships with Judaism and Jewish identity, often leading to a stronger, more profound commitment to the avant-garde. The destruction of careers in a culture of which German Jews were an integral part, and to which they were uncommonly attached, will be analyzed in terms of the artists, their listeners, and the circumstances under which they produced their art.

presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in cooperation with the Leo Baeck Institute.

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

lecture

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

clifford odets centennial: seminars and films

Paradise Lost

1974, 160 minutes. Writer: Clifford Odets. Director and Producer: Glenn Jordan.

Clifford Odets' depression-era drama. A character study focusing on the lives of Leo and Clara Gordon, a middle-class husband and wife living in 1932 America. Starring Eli Wallch, Bernadette Peters, Fred Gwynne, and Jo Van Fleet.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

clifford odets centennial: seminars and films

05 | Jun
12:00PM
05 | Jun
12:00PM

clifford odets centennial: seminars and films

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY Graduate Center in collaboration with the Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society

Admission Free
A presentation of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center, 350 5th Avenue (at 34th Street)

This collaboration of the Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society with the CUNY Graduate Center is designed to create a bridge between academia and the community at large as well as to offer an opportunity to graduate students, scholars and lay public to share ideas and knowledge in an open forum.

Celebrating 100 Years of Clifford Odets, an all-day symposium, on Monday, June 5, 2006 at the CUNY/Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street), NYC. The symposium is a presentation of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY/Graduate Center. All symposium events are free, on a first come, first served basis.

Reservations for the symposium (CUNY Graduate Center): 212.817.8215 or via email and mention Reservation Code 6783.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

clifford odets centennial: seminars and films

31 | May
07:00PM
31 | May
07:00PM

clifford odets centennial: seminars and films

Awake and Sing!

1972, 120 minutes. Written by Clifford Odets. Directed by Robert Hopkins and Norman Lloyd.

As Odets describes it, each of the characters share a fundamental activity – a struggle for life amidst petty conditions. Crowded together in a cramped Bronx tenement and laid low by the Great Depression, this moving portrait of a Jewish family is both funny and heartbreaking as they cope with survival and cling to dreams of a brighter future. Starring Walter Matthau, Felicia Farr, Ron Rifkin.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

clifford odets centennial: seminars and films

30 | May
07:00PM
30 | May
07:00PM

max weinreich lecture series

More Famous than the Beatles: Klezmorim as Negotiators of Change in 19th and 20th century Poland

Vladimir and Pearl Heifetz and Joseph Kremen Memorial Lecture
Dr. Joel E. Rubin, Syracuse University

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

max weinreich lecture series

25 | May
07:00PM
25 | May
07:00PM

leo baeck lectures

The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust

In this hauntingly original new book, Author Jeffrey Herf, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, has converted the classic analysis of Nazi propaganda as aimed against the Jews to see it as a campaign to alert German citizens to the dangers of extinction by a vast international conspiracy. In his delusionary world view, A. Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, necessary to destroy Jews before Jews destroyed Germany.

The Jewish Enemy is the first extensive study of how Hitler used anti-Semitism to legitimize war and genocide to his own people in order to combat an omnipotent Jewish foe, capable of manipulating the actions of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin.

Unfortunately, conspiracy theories are still part of the global landscape. Jeffrey Herf revisits the dangers of such paranoia by taking a look at the ideology of the Third Reich.

RSVP to 212.744.6440

Presented by: the Leo Baeck Institute

leo baeck lectures

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

yivo lectures

The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity

It has been 350 years since Spinoza’s excommunication by the Jewish community of Amsterdam. The explosive issues the rift raised and Spinoza’s responses are very much with us today - the limits of religion’s tolerance of freedom of thought; the conflicting claims of universalism and sectarianism; and strict separation of church and state. With the principle of separation of church and state being eroded today, Dr. Rebecca Goldstein, philosopher and novelist, will explore the man who first enunciated the principle and the circumstances that led to it.

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

yivo lectures

22 | May
07:00PM
22 | May
07:00PM

concert

Darius Milhaud and his Circle of French Composers

The last of four concerts on the theme of Jewish composers, explores the work and influence of Darius Milhaud. One of the most creative composers of the 20th century, Milahud, born the son of a cantor in Aix-en-Provence, joined the Parisian art scene during WWI, entering into legendary collaborations with literary, visual and musical artists, including Blaise Cendrars, Jean Cocteau, Erik Satie, Arthur Honneger, Moise Kisling, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, and Amedeo Modigliani. Milhaud, a brilliant and eclectic artist, blended 20th century musical experimentation with elements from the emerging jazz tradition, the Afro-Latin syncopation, and the sounds of his own Jewish background. His legacy has been carried on by many composers, among them Dave Brubeck, Steve Reich, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. The concert will be performed by the critically acclaimed musicians of the Phoenix Chamber Ensemble under the artistic direction of Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs.Leonard Blavatnik.

Presented by American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS)

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

concert

21 | May
02:00PM
21 | May
02:00PM

genealogy workshop

The Internet Beyond 'JewishGen' and Steve Morse's Website

Genealogist Ron Arons will present additional websites and other resources available for online research.

Presented by the Center Genealogy Institute (CGI) and the Jewish Genealogical Society (JGS)

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

genealogy workshop

19 | May
12:30PM
19 | May
12:30PM

yiddish language seminar

yidish iz zayn Lebn, hebreish iz zayn Kunst: Khayim Nakhmen Bialik in zayn Tsayt

Sara Feinstein (literary scholar)

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

yiddish language seminar

18 | May
07:00PM
18 | May
07:00PM

film screening

Documentary Screening: The Cochin Jews of India

From Director Johanna Spector comes a rare glimpse into the history, traditions, culture, and economic life of Cochini Jews, from their arrival in India following the destruction of the Second Temple to their recent mass immigration to Israel. (1992; 80 mn.). Screening is followed by a guided tour of the Cochin Diary exhibit.

Presented by: the American Sephardi Federation

film screening

17 | May
07:00PM
17 | May
07:00PM

clifford odets centennial: seminars and films

None But the Lonely Heart

1944, 113 minutes. Adapted from Richard Llewellyn’s novel and Directed by Clifford Odets.

Cary Grant plays restless Ernie Mott, who seeks a better life but doesn't seem to have the emotional wherewithal to work for such a life. Ethel Barrymore, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, plays his ailing mother. Odets’ script sparkles with intelligence, wit, and a hard-won wisdom that hasn't had all of its innocence destroyed by a brutal world.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

clifford odets centennial: seminars and films

12 | May
10:00AM
12 | May
10:00AM

jewish music forum

The Migration of Memory: New Contexts for Mizrahi and Bukharian Musical Poetic Traditions in Israel and the United States

Evan Rapport, CUNY and Galeet Dardashti, University of Texas at Austin

Respondent: Mark Kligman, Hebrew Union College / Jewish Institute, New York

In conjunction with the New Voices in Jewish Scholarship: Current Doctoral Dissertations in Progress

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

jewish music forum

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

jews and justice

The Rise and Transformation of the Jewish Law Firm: From Discrimination to Competition

The story of the creation and flourishing of large Jewish law firms with significant corporate clients, and the subsequent religious integration of all law firms, offers fascinating insights into the experience of American Jews and the history of the legal profession. Professor Eli Wald, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, will present the results of his interviews of Jewish lawyers, some of whom will also share their reflections. Commenting on these findings will be David Wilkins (the Kirkland and Ellis Professor, Harvard Law School), Russell G. Pearce (Professor of Law and Co-Director, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham Law School), Prof. Marc Galanter (Wisconsin Law School), and Ezra Levin (Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis Frankel LLP).

The Jews and Justice Series is made possible through the generous support of The David Berg Foundation.

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

jews and justice

09 | May
07:00PM
09 | May
07:00PM

Conversation with Enzo Tayar on his memoir "Days of Rain"

Centro Primo Levi in collaboration with The Holocaust Survivors’ Memoirs Project of Yad Vashem and the Italian Cultural Institute.

Drawing on the diary that he kept for the pivotal year 1943, Enzo Tayar recounts the impact on his family and friends of the increasingly severe anti-Jewish measures instituted by Italy, and of the German invasion of their former ally. Tayar fled his once tranquil Florence separately from his sister and parents, taking refuge on a succession of farms throughout Tuscany. They were not reunited until after the Allied conquest of Italy. After liberation, Tayar served as a U.S. Army interpreter, taking part in the interrogation of Fascists as a prelude to postwar prosecutions.

Presented by Centro Primo Levi (CPL)

Presented by: Primo Levi Center

05 | May
12:30PM
05 | May
12:30PM

yiddish language seminar

der Onheyb fun der vilner Trupe: yidishe un daytshe Politik bam lansirn a yidishn Kunst-teater (tsum 90stn yoyvl fun der vilner Trupe)

Shane Baker (Congress for Jewish Culture)

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

yiddish language seminar

04 | May
06:30PM
04 | May
06:30PM

book reading

He Also Spoke as a Jew

Dr. Haim Chertok, Ben Gurion University, speaks about Rev. Dr. James Parkes, an extraordinary Anglican Priest who was a dedicated fighter against anti-Semitism before and during World War II and a promoter of dialogue between Christians and Jews in England. Dr. Chertok reads from his new book, "He Also Spoke as a Jew: The Life of James Parkes".

Presented by Yeshiva University Museum (YUM)

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

book reading

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

film screening

"Image Before My Eyes" (New DVD Release)

Based on YIVO's prize winning 1976 exhibition and book, this film presents a photographic history of Jewish life in Poland before history's greatest pogrom.

On the occasion of Israel Independence Day, the first 240 attendees will receive compliments of YIVO and the New Video Group, free copies of the DVD.

Presented by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (YIVO)

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

film screening

02 | May
07:30PM
02 | May
07:30PM

gisella levi cahnman open seminar

Hebraic and Islamic Sources of Dante Alighieri

Professor Sandra Debenedetti Stow, Bar Ilan University, will discuss the relation between idea and representation central to Dante's notion of heresy in The Divine Comedy. Illustrating its Jewish, Sufi and Neo-platonic roots, Professor Stow sheds new light on the intricate multicultural landscape that preceded the consolidation of Modern Europe and its religious and philosophical foundations.
Centro Primo Levi in collaboration with New York University - Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò and the Italian Cultural Institute.

Presented by: Primo Levi Center

gisella levi cahnman open seminar

30 | Apr
07:30PM
30 | Apr
07:30PM

pen world voices festival at cjh

A Dialogue on Literature and Peace

Israeli writer, David Grossman, achieved international recognition with The Yellow Wind (1987), a nonfiction account of the Arab-Israeli conflict, praised for its compassionate depictions of both sides. Lebanese-born author and professor Elias Khoury plays a major role in the Arabic cultural scene. His book, The Gate of the Sun, a thoroughly researched fiction on the history of Palestine, has just been published in English with great critical acclaim.

The New York Festival of International Literature in collaboration with the Center for Jewish History and the Cultural Department of the Consulate General of Israel.

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

pen world voices festival at cjh

28 | Apr
10:00AM
28 | Apr
10:00AM

jewish music forum

"I am a Jew from Eternal Nowhere"
Yiddish Song in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

Dr. Shirli Gilbert, University of Michigan
Respondent: Jeremy Dauber, Columbia University

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

jewish music forum

27 | Apr
07:00PM
27 | Apr
07:00PM

centro primo levi library talks

Jack Lunzer, Custodian of the Valmadonna Trust Library

Opening remarks by Arthur Kiron, University of Pennsylvania.

The Valmadonna Trust Library, located in London, is the world’s foremost private collection of rare Hebraica and the most comprehensive collection of early books printed in Italy.

Reservations: via email
Presented by the Centro Culturale Primo Levi

Presented by: Primo Levi Center

centro primo levi library talks

27 | Apr
07:00PM
27 | Apr
07:00PM

max weinreich lecture series

Restoring Courage to Jewish Hearts: Frank Rosenblatt’s Mission in Siberia in 1919

Rose and Isidore Drench Memorial Lecture
Dr. Michael Beizer, Hebrew University

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

max weinreich lecture series

25 | Apr
07:00PM
25 | Apr
07:00PM

film screening

At The Altar of Her Memories

At the age of seventeen, following her liberation from Bergen-Belsen, Bracha Ghilai came to Israel to start her life over. As part of her healing process, she established a puppet theater. Sixty years later, surrounded by her puppets, Bracha recalls the tragic events of her youth, through a mix of storytelling, puppetry, and archival photographs. Produced and directed by Tova Beck-Friedman, 27 minutes; Hebrew and English subtitles. Post-screening discussion with Bracha Ghilai.

Presented by: (none)

film screening

23 | Apr
12:00PM
23 | Apr
12:00PM

The Legacy of the Goldbergs – 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society and Yeshiva College. Co-sponsored by The Jewish Museum, the Jewish Women’s Archive, and Yeshiva University Museum.

From its radio debut in 1929, to the end of its television run as Molly in 1955, no other program was as instrumental in the growth of both radio and television as Gertrude Berg’s series, The Goldbergs. Join us for a staged reading of radio scripts, segments from the television show, excerpts from Aviva Kempner’s forthcoming documentary Gertrude Berg: America’s Molly Goldberg, and keynote speaker, J. Hoberman, senior film critic, the Village Voice. Participants: Joyce Antler, Brandeis University; Marla Brettschneider, University of New Hampshire; Joanne Jacobson, Yeshiva University, Ari Y. Kelman, American Jewish Historical Society; Donald Weber, Mount Holyoke College; writer/director Caraid O’Brien; filmmaker Aviva Kempner, and author David Zurawik, The Jews of Prime Time. Reception with prepared food from recipes in the Molly Goldberg Cookbook. Sunday, April 23 from 12 noon to 3.30pm followed by reception of sponsoring organizations.

Presented by American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS)

Presented by: the American Jewish Historical Society

16 | Apr
02:00PM
16 | Apr
02:00PM

genealogy workshop

New York Genealogy on the Web

Massive online indexes speed access to millions of New York area records. John Martino, Project Coordinator, will discuss the multiple databases being created by hundreds of volunteers from the Genealogy Federation of Long Island.

Presented by Jewish Genealogy Society and Center Genealogy Institute (CGI)

Presented by: the Center for Jewish History

genealogy workshop

10 | Apr
11:00AM
10 | Apr
11:00AM

cjh graduate seminar program

The Yiddishist Movement and the Jewish Religious Tradition

Joshua Karlip, Ph.D. Candidate in Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, presenting. Samuel D. Kassow, Professor of History, Trinity College, responding. Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, NYU conducting.

cjh graduate seminar program

06 | Apr
07:00PM
06 | Apr
07:00PM

max weinreich lecture series

Ber Borochov: At the Vanguard of Yiddish Scholarship

Maria Salit-Gitelson Tell Memorial Lecture
Dr. Barry Trachtenberg, State University of New York - Albany

Presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

max weinreich lecture series

02 | Apr
02:00PM
02 | Apr
02:00PM

film screening

We Were So Beloved: The German Jews of Washington Heights (146 minutes)

This documentary tells the story of more than 20,000 German speaking Jews who emigrated to Washington Heights to build a new life. While the horrific reports trickled in from the camps, they built their new society.
Filmmaker, Manfred Kirchheimer, will lead a post-screening discussion.

Presented by Leo Baeck Institute (LBI)

Presented by: the Leo Baeck Institute

film screening

31 | Mar
10:00AM
31 | Mar
10:00AM

jewish music forum

Energizing Jewish Musical Memory: Encounters with Sounds and Text in Archives and Libraries

Speaker: Judith Pinnolis, Brandeis University
Respondents: Bret Werb, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Gina Genova, New York University/Milken Archive of American Jewish Music.

Presented by: American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) and American Society for Jewish Music (ASJH)

jewish music forum

29 | Mar
10:30AM
29 | Mar
10:30AM

genealogy workshop

Finding our Roots: Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

The basics of family history research: interviewing relatives, mining family archives, exploring selected Internet sites and examining source documents. Special topics: surname origins, name changes and spelling variations.

Presented by: Center Genealogy Institute

genealogy workshop

29 | Mar
02:00PM
29 | Mar
02:00PM

lecture

Herbert Strauss Seminar

Professor Marion Kaplan, Professor Christehard Hoffman, and others will participate in commemorating the life and work of Professor Herbert Strauss.

Presented by: LBI

lecture

29 | Mar
06:30PM
29 | Mar
06:30PM

genealogy workshop

Finding our Roots: Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

The basics of family history research: interviewing relatives, mining family archives, exploring selected Internet sites and examining source documents. Special topics: surname origins, name changes and spelling variations.

Presented by: Center Genealogy Institute

genealogy workshop

28 | Mar
07:00PM
28 | Mar
07:00PM

jews and justice

Religion in America: A Conversation

Curated and moderated by Ruti Teitel, the Ernst C. Stiefel, Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School.

Panelists: Noah Feldman, Professor of Law New York University School of Law and author of Divided by God; Russell Pearce, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics, Fordham University School of Law; Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law, New York Law School and President of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Jews & Justice series is made possible through the generous support of The David Berg Foundation.

jews and justice

26 | Mar
01:00PM
26 | Mar
01:00PM

family activities

YUM FAMILY ACTIVITIES 'ALL IN A DAY'S WORK'

A folklore festival combines storytelling, dressmaking demonstrations, and music, bringing to life the multi-ethnic world of the garment industry. Workshops and activities from 1pm --4pm.Includes Museum admission. Advance purchase recommended. Admission is $12/$10 YUMembers, children under 18, and students.

family activities

23 | Mar
06:30PM
23 | Mar
06:30PM

book reading

David Von Drehle on Triangle: The Fire that Changed America

David Von Drehle, author and journalist for The Washington Post, reads from his award-winning book, Triangle: The Fire that Changed America on the 95th anniversary of the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

Presented by YUM.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

book reading

21 | Mar
07:00PM
21 | Mar
07:00PM

max weinreich center/hort memorial lecture

Hort Memorial Lecture: “Writing about Erets Yisroel: The Struggle Between Yiddish and Hebrew as Reflected in the Children’s Periodical Grininke Beymelekh”

Dr. Kerstin Hoge, Lecturer, Germanic Linguistics, Oxford University

Presented by: YIVO

Presented by: the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

max weinreich center/hort memorial lecture

19 | Mar
03:00PM
19 | Mar
03:00PM

lecture

YIVO & The Metro New York Division of the American Association of Professors of Yiddish

The annual academic conference on Modern Jewish Studies will observe Sholem Aleichem’s 90th yortsayt: Jewish Theater in the America's Sholem Aleichem, His predecessors and His followers. (In Spanish, English and Yiddish).

Presented by: YIVO

lecture

17 | Mar
10:00AM
17 | Mar
10:00AM

jewish music forum

Assimilating (Post-Modern) Jewish Music: Ambivalence in Contemporary Composition

Speaker: David Schiller, University of Georgia
Respondent: Klara Moricz, Amherst College

Presented by: American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) and American Society for Jewish Music (ASJM)

jewish music forum

16 | Mar
06:30PM
16 | Mar
06:30PM

lecture & book reading

Meredith Tax on Rivington Street

Meredith Tax reads from her celebrated book, Rivington Street, illuminating the world of activist women in the Lower East Side a century ago.

Presented by YUM.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

lecture & book reading

12 | Mar
06:00PM
12 | Mar
06:00PM

film screening

“WE WANT THE LIGHT”

This award winning film looks at the high level of integration of the Jews into German cultural life in the latter part of the 19th century and the first 33 years of the 20th; the roles played by Moses and Felix Mendelssohn and the importance of music in the dream of unproblematic assimilation of the Jews into German society. The Gurzenich Orchestra, The Cologne Opera Chorus, and The Cologne Cathedral Children’s Choir are conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Tickets are $5/Free to Yeshiva University students with proper ID.

film screening

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

roundtablre discussion

SELF CONCEPTIONS: WOMEN, CREATIVITY AND JEWISH IDENTITY

A provocative roundtable discussion with ERICA JONG, DAPHNE MERKIN, MOLLY JONG-FAST AND BRONYA SHAFFER Moderated by JOANNA LIPPER Erica Jong is the author of eight novels including the modern classic, Fear of Flying. Daphne Merkin is a critic and novelist. Molly Jong-Fast is an essayist and author of novels. Bronya Shaffer, a noted lecturer on Jewish womenÂ’s issues, brings a modern view grounded firmly in Torah. Moderator, Joanna Lipper, is an award winning filmmaker and author. Tickets are $11/$7 YIVO members and students

roundtablre discussion

06 | Mar
07:00PM
06 | Mar
07:00PM

concert

JEWISH THEMES IN RUSSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC: ANTON RUBINSTEIN, DRMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH, AND OTHER RUSSIAN COMPOSERS

The third in a series of four concerts on the theme of Jewish composers, will be performed by the critically acclaimed Phoenix Chamber Ensemble. This program is made possible through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Blavatnik. Tickets are 12/$6 YIVO members and students.

concert

05 | Mar
01:00PM
05 | Mar
01:00PM

family workshop

YUM FAMILY WORKSHOP -- TAILORING DEMONSTRATION

Become a novice apprentice as you observe and lend a hand in piecing together a historic garment. A tailor's dress form, patterns of authentic historic designs and real fabric will be used. This workshop is included in museum admission. The Workshop will be held at 1pm & 2:30pm. Admission is $8/$6 Seniors & students with proper ID.

family workshop

05 | Mar
03:00PM
05 | Mar
03:00PM

family workshop

YUM "SEWING AND FABRIC WORKSHOP"

Try your hand in our "factory" workshop where you are invited to learn basic needlecraft and produce your very own utility apron to take home. Using denim and orange thread will give your project the look of the original "blue jeans'. Try out the treddle on an antique Singer Sewing machine. This workshop is incleded in the price of museum admission. Adults $8/Seniors & Students with proper ID $6. These workshopw will be held at 3pm & 4pm.

family workshop

02 | Mar
05:00PM
02 | Mar
05:00PM

panel & book launch

MY FUTURE IS IN AMERICA: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF EASTERN EUROPEAN JEWISH IMMIGRANTS

Join YIVO as we celebrate this anthology of autobiographies from YIVO's archive, published in partnership with New York University Press, selected by editors and translators Jocelyn Cohen and Daniel Soyer. Free Admission. Reservations and tickets required.

panel & book launch

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

yu muesum film series

YUM FILM SERIES -- UNZIPPED (1994) & A GOOD UPLIFT(2002)

Unzipped: Directed by Douglas Keeve, is a movie about the clothing designer as artist and personality. Brooklyn-born Isaac Mizrachi is not only a canny showman and a superb raconteur, but a movie buff first seen fast-forwarding through a VHS tape of Nanook of the North in search of inspiration. Mizrachi has no difficulty holding center stage although the galaxy of supporting divas include Eartha Kitt, Naomi Campbell, and his own adoring mother. A Good Uplift, Faye LedermanÂ’s short essay on the retail part of the business, documents an Orchard Street lingerie shop presided over by a Jewish grandmother and an expert on foundation garments. $10/$8Yeshiva University members & students.$30 FOR ALL FILMS IN SERIES.

yu muesum film series

28 | Feb
07:00PM
28 | Feb
07:00PM

film series

YU MUSEUM FILM SERIES - I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE (1951)

Directed by Michael Gordon. A best-seller on its 1937 publication, Jerome Weidman’s Seventh Avenue exposé had been criticized as insensitive, if not anti-Semitic, in its stereotypes. Fox studio boss Darryl Zanuck was sensitive to this and imported a group of Jewish leftists—Michael Gordon, Vera Caspary, and Abraham Polonsky, all subsequently blacklisted—to “fix” the property. The protagonist’s gender and ethnicity were changed so that, rather than the tale of an unscrupulous Jewish hustler, the movie became the story of an ambitious woman, played by Susan Hayward. The result is a sharp and unusually strong attack on sexual hypocrisy with a vivid garment center background. Tickets $10/$8 YUMembers and students. Full series of all four films:$30

film series

26 | Feb
02:00PM
26 | Feb
02:00PM

lecture

GIRLSÂ’ TEA

$20 admission for one adult and one child; $4 for each additional child . Includes tea, scones, and special tour of exhibition. Space is limited -- tickets must be reserved in advance. Explore the world of girlsÂ’ fashion at a special tea for girls (ages 9-11) with Leslie Sills, author of From Rags to Riches: A History of GirlsÂ’ Clothing in America. Presented by American Jewish Historical Society and Yeshiva University Museum

lecture

23 | Feb
06:00PM
23 | Feb
06:00PM

lecture

"THE STRUGGLE FOR SOVIET JEWRY IN AMERICAN POLITICS”

$10/$8 for YUM & AJHS members and students Dr. Fred Lazin, Ben Gurion University A co-presentation of the Yeshiva University Museum and the American Jewish Historical Society.

lecture

22 | Feb
07:00PM
22 | Feb
07:00PM

lecture

"IMAGE OF HOLOCAUST AND GERMANY IN HOLLYWOOD MOVIES"

Author and Professor Larry Suid will talk on Hollywood's mission to resurrect Germany's image in the movies well before the end of WWII. RSVP: Norma Kirschen at 212.744-6400. Non-members pay at the door. Presented by Leo Baeck Institute

lecture

14 | Feb
07:00PM
14 | Feb
07:00PM

film series

YU MUSEUM FILM SERIES -- " FASHIONS OF 1934"

Directed by William Dieterle. Genius dance director Busby Berkeley provided the spectacular production numbers, including a pageant of chorus girls wearing little more than ostrich feathers, for this echt Hollywood fantasy of two American operators—William Powell and Bette Davis—swiping ideas in the world of French haute couture. More than a few of the so-called movie moguls had begun their careers in the garment industry and, with its fabulous deco sets, glamorously turned-out stars, and opulent dance numbers, Fashion is a kind of Hollywood self-portrait, inviting the spectator to, as the hit song had it, “Spin a Little Web of Dreams.” Tickets are $10/$8 YUMembers and students. Full series price for all four films $30.

film series

13 | Feb
05:30PM
13 | Feb
05:30PM

lecture and book signing

NEW JEWS IN A NEW GERMANY POST -HOLOCAUST IDENTITIES IN A UNIFIED NATION

$10/$5 for LBI Members Dr. Jeffrey Peck will speak about his new book, New Jews In A New Germany Post -Holocaust Identities In a Unified Nation. RSVP: Norma Kirschen at 212.744-6400. Non-members pay at the door. Presented by Leo Baeck Institute

lecture and book signing

13 | Feb
07:00PM
13 | Feb
07:00PM

lecture

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECULAR JEWISH SPHERE IN WARSAW IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY

Free admission. Reservations required Max Weinreich Center/Hertz Memorial Lecture With Dr. Ela Bauer, Faculty of Law, Haifa University. Presented by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

lecture

12 | Feb
04:00PM
12 | Feb
04:00PM

film series

YU MUSEUM FILM SERIES -- "UNCLE MOSES"

Directed by Sidney Goldin. One of the first Yiddish talkies made in America and one of the few to address the social conditions of its audience, this 1932 adaptation of Sholem Asch’s novel features a ferocious title-role performance by the great Maurice Schwartze. A wealthy clothing manufacturer (and distorted version of his Biblical namesake), “Uncle” Moses welcomes his immigrant landsmen to the promised land of his Lower East Side sweatshop. “There were no more fashionables, no elders, and no tradesmen, no Talmudic scholars and no dunces,” Asch wrote, “All were doing the same kind of work—they were sewing trousers.” Tickets are $10/$8 YUMembers and students. Full series price for all four films $30.

film series

10 | Feb
10:00AM
10 | Feb
10:00AM

jewish music forum

FINDING THE RHYTHM: DANCE AND MUSIC IN JEWISH STUDIES

Speaker: Nina Spiegel, National Museum of American Jewish History Respondent: Judah M. Cohen, New York University. Presented by American Jewish Historical Society and American Society for Jewish Music

jewish music forum

08 | Feb
06:00PM
08 | Feb
06:00PM

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- " SECRET PASSAGE"

Secret Passage, by Bosnian director Ademir Kenovic (“The Perfect Circle”), is a period piece filled with intrigue and romance. Set in 16th century Venice, the film revolves around two women saved from the Spanish Inquisition who secretly practice Judaism while planning their escape to the safety of the Ottoman Empire. This film is presented in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes. Tickets $10/$8 seniors/students, ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

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

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- " UNTIL TOMMOROW COMES"

Until Tomorrow Comes, NY Premiere directed by David Deri. The film vividly depicts the realities of inter-generational conflicts in a dramatic and tender portrayal of a week-in-the-life of a beauty salon owner in the South of Israel facing the decline of her aging mother, the unraveling martial crisis of her daughter, and an unexpected courtship threatening her glorious solitude. Tickets $10/$8 seniors/students & ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

07 | Feb
04:00PM
07 | Feb
04:00PM

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- "SALEM SHALOM"

Salem Shalom by Vanessa C. Laufer is a colorful film about the Jews of India that brings to life a remarkable history dating back two millennia. A microscopic minority living within a vast, varied nation, Jews who have been in India for thousands of years and more recent immigrants from Iraq and Spain, co-existed in an environment of tolerance and pluralism. With the declaration of Indian independence in 1947 and the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, many of the Jews of India decided to “leave their home to find their home: their religious loyalty stronger than their national loyalty to India.” Tickets $10/$8 seniors/Students, ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

07 | Feb
06:30PM
07 | Feb
06:30PM

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- "THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES"

The Forgotten Refugees, NY Premiere of a documentary produced by the David Project for IsraTV, traces the decline and disappearance of Middle Eastern Jewish communities from Egypt, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen that had existed for over 2,500 years. Tickets $10/$8 seniors/students & ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

07 | Feb
08:30PM
07 | Feb
08:30PM

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- " UNTIL TOMMOROW COMES"

Until Tomorrow Comes, NY Premiere directed by David Deri. The film vividly depicts the realities of inter-generational conflicts in a dramatic and tender portrayal of a week-in-the-life of a beauty salon owner in the South of Israel facing the decline of her aging mother, the unraveling martial crisis of her daughter, and an unexpected courtship threatening her glorious solitude. Tickets $10/$8 seniors/students & ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

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

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- "LOVE IRANIAN AMERICAN STYLE"

Love Iranian American Style, the directorial debut of Tanaz Eshaghian, is a deeply personal documentary that offers a rare glimpse into the inner circles of the tightly knit Persian Jewish community in America. The film follows Tanaz, the narrator, a hip New Yorker whose Iranian family attempts to marry her off now that sheÂ’s reached the ancient age of 25. As they arrange dates with suitors, lament her liberal American upbringing, and agitate about the passing of youth, Tanaz explores weather she can find love in her own way. Q & A with the director. Tickets $10/$8 seniors/students & ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

06 | Feb
08:30PM
06 | Feb
08:30PM

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL-- "THE GARDEN OF FINZI CONTINI"

The Garden of Finzi Contini, Vittorio De Sica Adapted from Giorgio Bassani's 1962 semiautobiographical novel, the film chronicles the gradual disintegration of the Jewish community living in Italy at the beginning of World War II. As Fascist persecution of the Jews escalates from the onset of Benito Mussolini's anti-Semitic edicts in 1938 to the mass arrests and deportations in 1943, the wealthy Finzi-Contini family opens their lush gardens to the persecuted friends of their daughter, Micol, and their son, Alberto. It is through the eyes of one of these friends, a middle-class, Jewish-Italian student named Giorgio that the story of unrequited love, set in tragic historic times, unfolds. Tickets $10/$8 seniors/students & ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

05 | Feb
01:00PM
05 | Feb
01:00PM

family workshop

YUM FAMILY WORKSHOP -- TAILORING DEMONSTRATION

Become a novice apprentice as you observe and lend a hand in piecing together a historic garment. A tailor's dress form, patterns of authentic historic designs and real fabric will be used. This workshop is included in museum admission. The Workshop will be held at 1pm & 2:30pm. Admission is $8/$6 Seniors & students with proper ID.

family workshop

05 | Feb
02:00PM
05 | Feb
02:00PM

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- "SALEM SHALOM"

Salem Shalom by Vanessa C. Laufer is a colorful film about the Jews of India that brings to life a remarkable history dating back two millennia. A microscopic minority living within a vast, varied nation, Jews who have been in India for thousands of years and more recent immigrants from Iraq and Spain, co-existed in an environment of tolerance and pluralism. With the declaration of Indian independence in 1947 and the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, many of the Jews of India decided to “leave their home to find their home: their religious loyalty stronger than their national loyalty to India.” Tickets $10/$8 seniors/Students, ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

05 | Feb
02:30PM
05 | Feb
02:30PM

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- "A MATTER OF TIME & THE LAST GREEKS ON BROOME STREET"

A Matter of Time NY Premiere by Serge Ankri & Marco Carmel. The little-known story of the Jewish Communities of North Africa (Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco) during WW II, revealing how, had fate not intervened, it was only “a matter of time” until they would share the fate of their co-religionists in Europe. While often considered a Jewish community “apart”, the film reveals through archival and contemporary footage and stills and extensive interviews with surviving witnesses and historians that these Jews too were very much in the thoughts of Nazi planners. The Last Greeks on Broome Street, NY Premiere by Ed Askinazi. A personal exploration of the filmmaker’s heritage doubles as a fascinating glimpse into the little known community of Greek Jews, also known as Romaniotes, with 2,000 years of history and their own language. The Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street is the only remaining Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Q & A with the Director.

film festival

05 | Feb
03:00PM
05 | Feb
03:00PM

family workshop

YUM "SEWING AND FABRIC WORKSHOP"

Try your hand in our "factory" workshop where you are invited to learn basic needlecraft and produce your very own utility apron to take home. Using denim and orange thread will give your project the look of the original "blue jeans'. Try out the treddle on an antique Singer Sewing machine. This workshop is incleded in the price of museum admission. Adults $8/Seniors & Students with proper ID $6. These workshopw will be held at 3pm & 4pm.

family workshop

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

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- "THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES"

The Forgotten Refugees, NY Premiere of a documentary produced by the David Project for IsraTV, traces the decline and disappearance of Middle Eastern Jewish communities from Egypt, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen that had existed for over 2,500 years. Tickets $10/$8 seniors/students & ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

05 | Feb
07:30PM
05 | Feb
07:30PM

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- "LIVE AND BECOME"

Live and Become (Va, Vis et Deviens) Renowned director Radu Mihaileanu has created a touching story of a Moroccan Israeli family who adopts an Ethiopian boy, airlifted to Israel from a Sudanese refugee camp in 1984 during Operation Moses. The film follows SchlomoÂ’s conflicted journey into adulthood as he struggles with survival, a secret identity, and love

film festival

04 | Feb
07:00PM
04 | Feb
07:00PM

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL --

Elias Canetti by Thomas Honickel, German with English subtitles. A "Spanish poet of German language," Elias Canetti grew up a polyglot, living at different periods of his life in Bulgaria, England and Vienna. He was born into an elite Sephardic family who when expelled from Spain in 1492, settled in the Ottoman Empire. His masterpieces “Auto-da-Fé” and “Crowds and Power,” are considered among the most original works of the 20th Century. The film will be followed by a talk with Gloria Ascher, Tufts University on Canetti’s Sephardic heritage. Tickets $10/$8 seniors/students & ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

04 | Feb
08:30PM
04 | Feb
08:30PM

film festival

10th INTL SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL-- "SECRET PASSAGE"

Secret Passage, by Bosnian director Ademir Kenovic (“The Perfect Circle”), is a period piece filled with intrigue and romance. Set in 16th century Venice, the film revolves around two women saved from the Spanish Inquisition who secretly practice Judaism while planning their escape to the safety of the Ottoman Empire. This film is presented in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes. Tickets $10/$8 seniors/students, ASF, SH & YUM members.

film festival

02 | Feb
07:00PM
02 | Feb
07:00PM

film festival

10TH INTL. SEPHARDIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL - LIVE AND BECOME

Opening Night Film & Reception Live and Become (Va, Vis et Deviens) Renowned director Radu Mihaileanu has created a touching story of a Moroccan Israeli family who adopts an Ethiopian boy, airlifted to Israel from a Sudanese refugee camp in 1984 during Operation Moses. The film follows SchlomoÂ’s conflicted journey into adulthood as he struggles with survival, a secret identity, and love Opening night screening and reception $45. 7:00 PM film followed by reception

film festival

31 | Jan
06:00PM
31 | Jan
06:00PM

lecture

JUDITH LEIBER ON JUDITH LEIBER

$25 (Includes reception and exhibition viewing) Judith Leiber, the handbag designer known for her bejeweled evening bags, speaks about her life and her work. Several of her handbags are currently on display in the Yeshiva University Museum exhibition, A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry 1860-1960.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

lecture

29 | Jan
01:30PM
29 | Jan
01:30PM

lecture

ARTIST TALK: MAX FERGUSON

Free with Museum Admission Max Ferguson talks about his work highlighted in the exhibition, From New York to Jerusalem: A Jewish ArtistÂ’s Journey Home.

lecture

29 | Jan
02:00PM
29 | Jan
02:00PM

family workshop

YUM FAMILY WORKSHOP " BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY"

Search for a real "shirtwaist", an original "little black dress"or a historic bathing suit while finding out about the many different jobs in the industry, from operating a sewing machine and pressing sleeves to producing the first "blue jeans" for the "Historic Gold Rush" gold diggers to the latest current Hollywood trends. This workshop is included in the price of Museum Admission. $8 Adults/$6 seniors& students with proper ID and will be held from 2pm --4pm.

family workshop

26 | Jan
07:00PM
26 | Jan
07:00PM

lecture

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY-HONORING GREEK JEWRY

Free Admission. Reservations requested In collaboration with the Consul General of Greece, American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece, Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in New York. Exhibition on view: Hidden Children in Occupied Greece.

lecture

25 | Jan
06:30PM
25 | Jan
06:30PM

lecture

MARGARET CHIN ON SEWING WOMEN

$10/$8 YUMembers & Students with I.D(Includes Museum Admission) Margaret Chin speaks about her ethnographic work with Asian and Latina garment workers in the 1990Â’s and reads from her new book, Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry.

Presented by: the Yeshiva University Museum

lecture

23 | Jan
06:30PM
23 | Jan
06:30PM

book presentation

NIGHTMARE'S FAIRY TALE: A YOUNG REFUGEE'S HOME FRONTS, 1938-1948

Free admission. Reservations required A story of twentieth-century survival, from Kindertransport to Brooklyn's East New York, with author Gerd Korman. Centro Primo Levi and Wisconsin University Press

book presentation

23 | Jan
07:00PM
23 | Jan
07:00PM

lecture

"MAKING THEIR MARK: THE YOUNG JEWISH HISTORIANS AND THE WRITING OF JEWISH HISTORY IN INTERWAR POLAND"

Free admission. Reservations required YIVO/Max Weinreich Center Choseed Memorial Lecture With Dr. Natalia Aleksiun, New York University

lecture

22 | Jan
01:00PM
22 | Jan
01:00PM

family workshop

YUM FAMILY WORKSHOP -- TAILORING DEMONSTRATION

Become a novice apprentice as you observe and lend a hand in piecing together a historic garment. A tailor's dress form, patterns of authentic historic designs and real fabric will be used. This workshop is included in museum admission. Museum admission is $8/$6 Seniors & students with proper ID.

family workshop

22 | Jan
02:00PM
22 | Jan
02:00PM

family workshop

YUM FAMILY WORKSHOP " BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY"

Search for a real "shirtwaist", an original "little black dress"or a historic bathing suit while finding out about the many different jobs in the industry, from operating a sewing machine and pressing sleeves to producing the first "blue jeans" for the "Historic Gold Rush" gold diggers to the latest current Hollywood trends. This workshop is included in the price of Museum Admission. $8 Adults/$6 seniors& students with proper ID and will be held from 2pm --4pm.

family workshop

22 | Jan
03:00PM
22 | Jan
03:00PM

family workshop

YUM "SEWING AND FABRIC WORKSHOP"

Try your hand in our "factory" workshop where you are invited to learn basic needlecraft and produce your very own utility apron to take home. Using denim and orange thread will give your project the look of the original "blue jeans'. Try out the treddle on an antique Singer Sewing machine. This workshop is incleded in the price of museum admission. Adults $8/Seniors & Students with proper ID $6. These workshopw will be held at 3pm & 4pm.

family workshop

20 | Jan
10:00AM
20 | Jan
10:00AM

jewish music forum

JEWISH MUSIC FORUM

Free admission Speaker: Tamar Barzel (Wellesley College); Respondent: Jonathan Freedman (University of Michigan).

jewish music forum

15 | Jan
02:00PM
15 | Jan
02:00PM

film screening

"MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE"

Free for JGS Members/Non-members $3. Jewish Genealogical Society of New York will present the first New York screening of the documentary "My Grandfather's House," which follows filmmaker Eileen Douglas's determined search to find the home her grandfather lived in, in Kovno, Lithuania, before fleeing to America in 1911 to escape the Tsar's Army. Filmmaker Eileen Douglas and director, co-producer Ron Steinman will be present for Q & A following the screening.

film screening

15 | Jan
02:00PM
15 | Jan
02:00PM

family workshop

YUM FAMILY WORKSHOP " BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY"

Search for a real "shirtwaist", an original "little black dress"or a historic bathing suit while finding out about the many different jobs in the industry, from operating a sewing machine and pressing sleeves to producing the first "blue jeans" for the "Historic Gold Rush" gold diggers to the latest current Hollywood trends. This workshop is included in the price of Museum Admission. $8 Adults/$6 seniors& students with proper ID and will be held from 2pm -4pm.

family workshop

08 | Jan
02:00PM
08 | Jan
02:00PM

family workshop

YUM FAMILY WORKSHOP " BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY"

Search for a real "shirtwaist", an original "little black dress"or a historic bathing suit while finding out about the many different jobs in the industry, from operating a sewing machine and pressing sleeves to producing the first "blue jeans" for the "Historic Gold Rush" gold diggers to the latest current Hollywood trends. This workshop is included in the price of Museum Admission. $8 Adults/$6 seniors& students with proper ID. and will be held from 2--4pm.

family workshop