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

jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

An Archive in Contexts: The Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

Speaker: Jeffrey Shandler

Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University Professor of Jewish Studies, will examine the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive as a major project of public memory situated in a series of contexts: Jewish ethnographies, public memory projects at the turn of the millennium, and the different media used to document the Holocaust.

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


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22 | Apr
07:00PM
22 | Apr
07:00PM

musical adaptation

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano, a French army cadet, is a brash, strong-willed man, remarkable duelist, gifted, joyful poet, and musician, who suffers psychologically because of a physical imperfection. This French classic will be performed in English, featuring Sephardi and jazz standards in a world premiere adaptation by David Serero.

Ticket Info: $26 general; $36 VIP seating at cyranodebergerac.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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24 | Apr
07:00PM
24 | Apr
07:00PM

celebration

HaHaCham HaYomi (The Daily Sage): An Unforgettable Tradition

ASF and the Alliance Israélite Universelle-KIAH invite you to celebrate the launch of an incredible database featuring the lives and writings of over 500 Sephardi sages, who exemplify the classic moral, ethical, inclusive, and tolerant traditional Judaism of Greater Sephardi communities.

Ticket Info: $10 general at www.sephardi.nyc or 1-800-838-3006


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celebration

24 | Apr
07:00PM
24 | Apr
07:00PM

asf young sephardi scholars series

At the Intersection of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-Speaking: A Three-Part Learning and Cultural Series on the Greater Sephardic Communities of the Former Soviet Union: Georgian Jews

The cultures and histories of Bukharian, Georgian, and Kavkazi (Mountain) Jews lie at the fascinating intersection of RSJ and Sephardic-Mizrahi life, but are often overlooked within both spheres. Join ASF Broome & Allen Fellow and COJECO Blueprint Fellow Ruben Shimonov’s multimedia learning series exploring the multilayered and rich stories of these communities. Co-sponsored by COJECO, Genesis Philanthropy Group, ASF Young Leaders.

Ticket Info: $8 per session or $20 for all 3 at www.sephardi.nyc or 1-800-838-3006


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25 | Apr
06:30PM
25 | Apr
06:30PM

family history today

Family History Today for Young Professionals (20s-30s) – Genealogy Discoveries InstaMeet

New to genealogy? Eager to fill in the branches of your family tree? Join us for a unique after-hours opportunity to learn from our expert genealogy librarians. We’ll show you how to find out where your grandparents and great-grandparents lived, what kind of work they did, when they arrived in the U.S., and more. Then, you’ll dig into our treasure trove of online genealogy records. What will you discover about your ancestors? Instagram and let us know -- #cjhfamilyfinds. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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

book talk

Broadway Street the Jewish Way: A Celebration of Fran Leadon’s New Book Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

Join us for a book talk to celebrate Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles and hear from author Fran Leadon about the extraordinary ways in which American Jews contributed to making Broadway an iconic street.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 AJHS members, seniors, students at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444; $12 at the door


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

history matters

History Matters: Ruth Wisse

Ruth Wisse (Harvard University) will be speaking with David N. Myers (President and CEO, CJH) about how her scholarship on the complex relationship between Jews and power in history informs contemporary debates. After a conversation, there will be an audience Q and A.

The History Matters series is generously funded by Dina and Jonathan Leader.

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


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29 | Apr
10:00AM
29 | Apr
10:00AM

conference

Jewish Music and Humor

This interdisciplinary conference will explore the important relationship between music and humor in Jewish contexts. The keynote lecture, “Scoring Jewish Comedy: The (Very) Early Years,” will be given by Dr. Daniel Goldmark (Case Western Reserve University). Free kosher lunch provided.

Ticket Info: Free; registration required; email info@jewishmusicforum.org


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conference

29 | Apr
06:00PM
29 | Apr
06:00PM

book talk

Elliot Wolfson's The Duplicity of Philosophy's Shadow: Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish Other

In this book, Elliot Wolfson intervenes in debates about the notorious philosopher as a scholar of Jewish mysticism who has been profoundly influenced by Heidegger’s work. In spite of Heidegger’s explicit anti-Semitic statements, Wolfson reveals some crucial aspects of his thinking that betray an affinity with dimensions of Jewish thought. Ultimately, as Wolfson argues, the greatness and relevance of Heidegger’s work is that he presents us with the opportunity to think the unthinkable as part of our communal destiny as historical beings in confronting the horrors of the Holocaust.

At the Center for Jewish History on April 29th, Elliot Wolfson will offer a brief lecture about his book. Shaul Magid, the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University and NEH Senior Scholar at the Center for Jewish History, will introduce and moderate the forum. Richard Wolin, Distinguished Professor of History and Comparative Literature and the CUNY Graduate Center, will offer a response. There will be a reception following the talk.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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01 | May
02:00PM
01 | May
02:00PM

lecture

"In Their Struggle for Creative Survival": American Jewish Summer Camps, 1945-1980

In the American postwar period, Jewish leaders from across the ideological spectrum built of summer camps, in hopes of transforming a generation of American Jewish youth raised in affluence and comfort into their visions of "authentic" Jews. Zionist, Yiddishist, and denominational leaders and educators constructed the lived experience at their summer camps so that each and every hour of the day served their missions, simulating the perceived lifestyles of Jews from other times and places. While adults imagined, schematized, and implemented these totalizing Jewish summers, campers' reactions, desires, and behaviors shaped the camp experience as it attempted to shape them. Sandra will present her findings on the construction of authentic Jewishness in postwar Jewish summer camps with a focus on tensions between youth and adults at camp.

Sandra Fox is a PhD candidate in History and Hebrew Judaic Studies at New York University. Her research interests include American Jewish history, the history of youth and children, and Yiddish language and culture. Sandra serves on the editorial board of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies, and is the founder and producer of Vaybertaytsh: A Feminist Podcast, in Yiddish.

Ticket Info: Free, RSVP required at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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lecture

01 | May
07:00PM
01 | May
07:00PM

online course launch event

Oh Mama, I’m In Love! The Story of the Yiddish Stage

Delve into the exciting world of Yiddish theater at the launch of Oh Mama, I’m in Love! The Story of the Yiddish Stage, the third course in YIVO’s Shine Online Educational Series, presented by Edward Blank and Family.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members at https://yivo.org/OhMamaLaunch


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online course launch event

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

concert

Serenading Mozart: Phoenix Chamber Ensemble and Tesla String Quartet

Phoenix Chamber Ensemble and Tesla String Quartet performing Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21 (arr. I. Lachner for piano, string quartet and double bass); Hugo Wolf’s "Italian Serenade"; and Inessa Zaretsky's "Image of Sound" for string quartet and video (Sally Boon Matthews, video artist).

Made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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concert

03 | May
06:30PM
03 | May
06:30PM

panel discussion

Israel Diaspora Relations: Past, Present and Future

The historical connections between Babylon and Jerusalem, beginning with the Talmuds through to Israel- Diaspora relations today and into the future.

Inspired by
Leon H. Charney
Author of
Battle of Two Talmuds: Judaism’s Struggle with Power, Glory and Guilt
The Mystery of the Kaddish

The Legacy of Leon Charney
Prof. Nathaniel Laor
Professor of Philosophy, Psychiatry and Medical Education, Tel Aviv University

Moderator
Prof. David Myers
President & CEO of the Center for Jewish History
Professor of History at UCLA

Panelists:
Prof. Aaron J. Koller
Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University

Prof. Marjorie Lehman
Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at The Jewish Theological Seminary

Prof. Shaul Magid
Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University
Center for Jewish History NEH Senior Scholar

Alana Newhouse
Editor and Founder of Tablet Magazine

Musical Performance
"Breath and Hammer"
David Krakauer, clarinet and Kathleen Tagg, piano

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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panel discussion

06 | May
10:00AM
06 | May
10:00AM

family program

Jews in Space: Sensory Friendly Family Program

Come before the crowds. CJH will open one hour early for families to come and view this stellar exhibition! There will be arts and crafts for children, curator tours for adults, and space themed fun for all. People of all ages and ability levels welcome!

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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06 | May
02:00PM
06 | May
02:00PM

jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

Searching Historical Directories and More at Genealogyindexer.org

Speaker Logan Kleinwaks is the creator of Genealogyindexer.org, a free website for searching historical European directories (business, address, telephone), yizkor books, Galician secondary school reports, military documents and more. Containing millions of personal names - often with towns, patronymics, occupations and other identifying information – most of the 2000+ sources are not searchable elsewhere. He will review recently added sources and new search functionality.

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


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jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

07 | May
06:30PM
07 | May
06:30PM

lecture

Jews in Space: Meet Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman

What's it like to spin a dreidel in zero gravity? Read the Torah in Orbit? Celebrate Shabbat when the sun rises and sets every hour? Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman shares out-this-world stories from his galactic Jewish journey. Dr. Hoffman is joined by Valerie Neal, Curator and Chair of the Space History Department at the Smithsonian Institution.

Ticket Info: $15 general; YIVO / CJH members: $10


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About the Speakers:

Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, Ph.D., was NASA's first Jewish male astronaut, and has been to space five times. A professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, Hoffman's space missions have included repairing the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993, when the orbiting telescope's flawed optical system was corrected. Over the course of his five missions he has logged more than 1,211 hours and 21.5 million miles in space. Born on November 2, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York, Hoffman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in astronomy from Amherst College in 1966, a Masters Degree in materials science from Rice University in 1988, and a Doctor of Philosophy in astrophysics from Harvard University in 1971.

Dr. Valerie Neal has been a space history curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum since 1989 and is current chair of the Space History Department. Her research, exhibition, and collection responsibilities focus on human spaceflight in the Space Shuttle era and beyond. Author of numerous books on space flight and science, Dr. Neal has curated three major exhibitions on space exploration and eight Smithsonian Channel documentaries. Before joining the Smithsonian, Dr. Neal spent a decade in Huntsville, Alabama, writing for NASA. She also participated in underwater astronaut crew training activities and worked in mission support on four Shuttle missions. Dr. Neal has taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Vanderbilt University, and Georgetown University.


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lecture

08 | May
07:00PM
08 | May
07:00PM

conversation

Moses on Film – from The Ten Commandments to The Prince of Egypt

Join leading intellectuals and culture mavens John Podhoretz and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik in conversation as they show winning film clips, compare their favorite biblical movie lines, and explore the depiction and characterization of Moses on film in this pre-Shavuot.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yu.edu/moses; for information, email strauscenter@yu.edu or call (212) 960-5400 x6902


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conversation

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

book talk

Uprooted: How 3,000 Years of Middle Eastern Jewish Civilization Vanished

In Uprooted, Lyn Julius, a British journalist (Guardian, Standpoint) and daughter of Iraqi-Jewish refugees, explores the mass exodus of Middle Eastern Jewish minority communities, the clamour for recognition, redress, and memorialization, and how their cause can further peace and reconciliation between Israel and the Muslim world.

Ticket Info: $10 general at www.sephardi.nyc or 800-838-3006


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book talk

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

book launch

20th-Century American Jewish Stardom: Between Eddie Cantor and Sophie Tucker

Featuring materials from the AJHS collections, The Eddie Cantor Story chronicles one of the most important entertainers of the 20th century. Red Hot Mama reveals how Sophie Tucker became one of the most powerful women in show business. Speakers include authors Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff and David Weinstein; moderated by Hasia Diner (NYU).

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 AJHS members, seniors, students; $12 at the door at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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book launch

13 | May
03:00PM
13 | May
03:00PM

concert

A Musical Journey to Jerusalem

Marking Yom Yerushalayim / Jerusalem Day, Yeshiva University Museum presents a concert of music inspired by the City of Gold. Join cellist Elad Kabilio and an ensemble of musicians from MusicTalks for a selection of music ranging from Ladino and Klezmer to Opera and Israeli song.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 seniors, students; free YUM members and YU students, faculty and staff at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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concert

14 | May
06:30PM
14 | May
06:30PM

curator's tour

Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy

Join curator Audra Lambert on a tour of Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy, featuring lyrical sculptures and painted reliefs that reflect the rich, complex history of Jewish heritage in Babylonia. Celebrating the notion of homeland, Hey, Wow! explores themes originating in the eponymous popular Hebrew song originating from Iraq.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 seniors, students; free for YUM members and YU students, faculty and staff at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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curator's tour

14 | May
07:00PM
14 | May
07:00PM

theater

"One of Those" - A Yiddish Play by Paula Prilutski in Translation

oin us for "One of Those," a play by Paula Prilutski from the heyday of Yiddish theater in a newly-commissioned English translation. Allen Lewis Rickman will translate and direct a fully professional troupe of actors in this semi-staged presentation.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members at yivo.org/Yiddish-Play-In-Translation


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theater

15 | May
06:30PM
15 | May
06:30PM

discussion

Passing Illusions: Jewish Visibility in Weimar Germany

Kerry Wallach, (Gettysburg College) examines the politics of Jewish identity in Weimar Germany and the ways in which Jews concealed or revealed their identities. Noah Isenberg (The New School) comments on Jewish visibility in later representations of the era, especially the new television series, Berlin Babylon.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 LBI members at lbi.org/events


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discussion

16 | May
07:00PM
16 | May
07:00PM

history matters

Professor Jonathan Sarna

Prof. Jonathan Sarna (Brandeis University) on rupture and renewal in American Jewish life

Join us for History Matters, a new lecture series, at the Center for Jewish History, where the past comes alive!

History Matters will bring prominent historians to the Center for Jewish History to reflect on the importance of the study of the past for understanding the present. Each evening of the series will offer rich conversation between a leading historian and a moderator about how that historian’s research illuminates timely issues. In putting historical scholarship into dialogue with present-day concerns, this series will highlight the importance of history — and especially Jewish history — in public discourse.

Generously sponsored by Dina and Jonathan Leader.

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


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17 | May
06:30PM
17 | May
06:30PM

first person: jewish stories, jewish lives

Searching for Jewish Heritage with Joseph Berger

When Joseph Berger was growing up in the Bronx, his mother filled him with visions of Otwock, her hometown in Poland. She described an “enchanted spot graced by tall pine trees, lush lilac bushes and bracing air.” After she died, Joe and his sister went back to Poland and visited their parents’ childhood homes for the first time. What they discovered on their “roots journey” was both emotional and surprising.

Join Mr. Berger, a former New York Times reporter, and the author of the acclaimed memoir, Displaced Persons: Growing up American after the Holocaust, as he shares stories and photos from his fascinating journey and offers tips for successful family searches abroad. Reflecting on the current political climate in Poland and how it might impact a similar journey today, Joe will be joined by Jonathan Orenstein the Executive Director of the JCC in Krakow.

Presented in conjunction with Family History Today, the Center's monthly genealogy program series.

Ticket Info: $15 general: $10 CJH/Partner members, seniors; $5 students at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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About the Speakers:

Born in the Soviet Union, Joseph Berger was a New York Times reporter, columnist, and editor for over 30 years. He is a prolific speaker about about immigration, New York City, the Holocaust, Israel and themes in education. The author of four books, his memoir was chosen as a notable book of the year by The New York Times, which called it "an extraordinary memoir" and was praised by Elie Wiesel as a "powerful and sweetly melancholic memoir, brilliantly written."

Since 2008, Joseph Orenstein has been the Executive Director of the JCC in Krakow, organization devoted to rebuilding Jewish life in Krakow. Mr. Orenstein is a native of New York City, and moved to Poland in 2001.


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first person: jewish stories, jewish lives

20 | May
20 | May

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Sunday, May 20 for Shavuot.


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holidays and closures

21 | May
21 | May

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, May 21 for Shavuot.


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holidays and closures

22 | May
06:00PM
22 | May
06:00PM

concert

Joachim Stutschewsky and the Music of his World

A concert featuring a variety of chamber music by Stutschewsky and composers of his coterie both in Russia and in Israel, as well as the premiere of a new composition by Ofer Ben-Amots, commissioned by YIVO for this occasion. Neil W. Levin, will deliver the pre-concert lecture on Joachim Stutschewsky’s life and work.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at yivo.org/Stutschewsky


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concert

23 | May
07:00PM
23 | May
07:00PM

book launch

Hasidism: A New History

Join us for the launch of Hasidism: A New History, the first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism. The event includes a presentation from authors David Biale and Samuel Heilman.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/Hasidism-A-New-History


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book launch

27 | May
27 | May

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day.


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holidays and closures

28 | May
28 | May

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day.


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holidays and closures

29 | May
07:00PM
29 | May
07:00PM

book talk

Travels in Jewish History

Join Irene Shaland, an internationally-published art and travel writer, educator, and lecturer for a report on her travels through Jewish history in Burma, India, China, Cuba, and Cambodia. Together with her husband-photographer Alex, Irene has visited over 60 countries.

Ticket Info: $10 general at www.sephardi.nyc or 800-838-3006


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book talk

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

book launch

Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement

Jewish women were undeniably instrumental in shaping the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Yet historians and participants themselves have overlooked their contributions as Jews. This has left many vital questions unasked and unanswered—until now. Delving into archival sources and conducting extensive interviews with these fierce pioneers, Joyce Antler’s Jewish Radical Feminism has at last shattered the silence at the crossroads of being Jewish and feminist.

The AJHS is home to key collections of Jewish American women’s movements and organizations and feminist leaders working in the US and abroad, including the National Council of Jewish Women – the NY Section, Hadassah – the Women’s Zionist Organization, the Bnei Brith Women, the Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations, and more.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 AJHS members, seniors, students; $12 at the door at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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book launch

01 | Jun
03:00PM
01 | Jun
03:00PM

opera

Don Giovanni

Set in Seville, Spain, Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni, shows the unsatisfying ends that await a sordid life of scheming and serial seduction. Staring baritone David Serero in the title role, along with a large cast, the libretto was written by the Italian Sephardi Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Ticket Info: $26 general; $36 VIP at www.sephardi.nyc or 800-838-3006


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opera

03 | Jun
02:00PM
03 | Jun
02:00PM

jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

Researching Your Galitzianer Family: Vital Records and More

Mark Halpern, a member of the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, will present an in-depth examination of Galician vital records along with a strategy to help researchers in acquiring them. Regulations that governed Jewish record-keeping and the regulations on civil marriages that impacted the legitimacy and surnames of children will be covered. Examination of sample records will reveal the contents and identify those having the most genealogical value.

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


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jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

03 | Jun
05:30PM
03 | Jun
05:30PM

conference

The Yemenite Conference: Shared Cultural Values of Jews and Muslims inYemen

Opening Cultural Evening

A three-day academic and cultural conference exploring the unique character of Yemeni Jewish heritage and the shared history and cultural commonalities of Yemeni Jews and Muslims. The conference will feature a keynote address by the great grandson of Imam Yahyeh, scholars from France, Egypt, Israel, Yemen, and other countries, and performances by Tsion Golan, Avihu Medina, as well as dance troupes and choirs from Israel.

Ticket Info: Prices vary; visit asfyemenconference.org or 800-838-3006


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conference

04 | Jun
09:00AM
04 | Jun
09:00AM

conference

The Yemenite Conference: Shared Cultural Values of Jews and Muslims inYemen

Scholarly and Cultural Conference

A three-day academic and cultural conference exploring the unique character of Yemeni Jewish heritage and the shared history and cultural commonalities of Yemeni Jews and Muslims. The conference will feature a keynote address by the great grandson of Imam Yahyeh, scholars from France, Egypt, Israel, Yemen, and other countries, and performances by Tsion Golan, Avihu Medina, as well as dance troupes and choirs from Israel.

Ticket Info: Prices vary; visit asfyemenconference.org or 800-838-3006


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conference

05 | Jun
09:00AM
05 | Jun
09:00AM

conference

The Yemenite Conference: Shared Cultural Values of Jews and Muslims inYemen

Scholarly and Cultural Conference

A three-day academic and cultural conference exploring the unique character of Yemeni Jewish heritage and the shared history and cultural commonalities of Yemeni Jews and Muslims. The conference will feature a keynote address by the great grandson of Imam Yahyeh, scholars from France, Egypt, Israel, Yemen, and other countries, and performances by Tsion Golan, Avihu Medina, as well as dance troupes and choirs from Israel.

Ticket Info: Prices vary; visit asfyemenconference.org or 800-838-3006


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conference

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

conference

The Yemenite Conference: Shared Cultural Values of Jews and Muslims inYemen

Closing Ceremony at the United Nations

A three-day academic and cultural conference exploring the unique character of Yemeni Jewish heritage and the shared history and cultural commonalities of Yemeni Jews and Muslims. The conference will feature a keynote address by the great grandson of Imam Yahyeh, scholars from France, Egypt, Israel, Yemen, and other countries, and performances by Tsion Golan, Avihu Medina, as well as dance troupes and choirs from Israel.

Ticket Info: Prices vary; visit asfyemenconference.org or 800-838-3006


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conference

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

opera

Don Giovanni

Set in Seville, Spain, Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni, shows the unsatisfying ends that await a sordid life of scheming and serial seduction. Staring baritone David Serero in the title role, along with a large cast, the libretto was written by the Italian Sephardi Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Ticket Info: $26 general; $36 VIP at www.sephardi.nyc or 800-838-3006


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opera

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

lecture

The Unknown and Heroic Anarchist Struggle against Communism

Join us for YIVO's annual Kronhill lecture given by Paul Berman, YIVO’s 2018 Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar in East European Jewish History.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/Anarchist


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lecture

08 | Jun
03:00PM
08 | Jun
03:00PM

opera

Don Giovanni

Set in Seville, Spain, Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni, shows the unsatisfying ends that await a sordid life of scheming and serial seduction. Staring baritone David Serero in the title role, along with a large cast, the libretto was written by the Italian Sephardi Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Ticket Info: $26 general; $36 VIP at www.sephardi.nyc or 800-838-3006


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opera

10 | Jun
09:00AM
10 | Jun
09:00AM

conference

Israel at 70

A day-long conference that will features academics, artists, writers, and diplomats in discussion about Israeli society and politics as well as relations between Israel, America, and the Jewish diaspora.

Featured conference participants will include: former Ambassador and Israel Institute Executive Director Itamar Rabinovich, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Tamara Cofman Wittes, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams, author Nicole Krauss, President of the Center for Jewish History David Myers, and former Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Professor Emerita at Tel Aviv University Anita Shapira.

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


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conference

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

opera

Don Giovanni

Set in Seville, Spain, Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni, shows the unsatisfying ends that await a sordid life of scheming and serial seduction. Staring baritone David Serero in the title role, along with a large cast, the libretto was written by the Italian Sephardi Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Ticket Info: $26 general; $36 VIP at www.sephardi.nyc or 800-838-3006


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opera

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

ny premiere screening

Restoring Tomorrow

Director Aaron Wolf’s personal journey of rediscovery comes alive in Restoring Tomorrow, a universal story of hope as a treasured local temple near demise is lifted up by a community’s determination to achieve the impossible.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $7 AJHS/LBI/CJH members, seniors, students; $12 at the door at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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ny premiere screening

13 | Jun
06:00PM
13 | Jun
06:00PM

panel discussion

Vera Schweitzer and the Naming of the Vera Institute of Justice

The namesake of a leading New York City and national organization is an underrated female philanthropic and business leader of the early 20th Century, Rebecca "Vera" Scwheitzer.  Learn about this leader of a major international corporation, founder of a hospital in Tiberius, and recipient of the French Légion d'Honneur, and learn how her name came to adorn the leading criminal justice research and reform organization in the nation and what that means today.  Speakers include Joel Levy, former President and CEO of the Center for Jewish History; Kevin Keenan, Executive Vice President and Special Counsel of the Vera Institute of Justice; and a third special guest to be announced

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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

opera

Don Giovanni

Set in Seville, Spain, Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni, shows the unsatisfying ends that await a sordid life of scheming and serial seduction. Staring baritone David Serero in the title role, along with a large cast, the libretto was written by the Italian Sephardi Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Ticket Info: $26 general; $36 VIP at www.sephardi.nyc or 800-838-3006


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17 | Jun
01:00PM
17 | Jun
01:00PM

walking tour

Family History Today: East Village Lost Synagogues Walking Tour

The East Village Lost Synagogues Walking Tour offers an in-depth look at old shuls and Jewish sites in "Alphabet City." These buildings are less well-known than those in the heart of the Lower East Side, but they are fascinating for their relation to genealogy, architecture, interfaith relations and much more. We will stop by at least one shul that was endangered, but is once again functioning as such. Others have become churches, private homes and a community center.

About the Tour Guide: Ellen Levitt is the "Lost Synagogues Lady," an author and photographer who documents the fates of former synagogues and other Jewish sites throughout New York City, New Jersey and elsewhere in the United States. Her trilogy on The Lost Synagogues of NYC was published by Avotaynu. She has also written about a variety of other topics and works as a teacher and tour guide. She is a lifelong Brooklynite.

Location and Other Details: This tour will begin at First Park, on the corner of 1st Avenue and East 1st Street (just 1 avenue east of the 2nd Avenue F/M subway station). Please plan to arrive at First Park at 12:45 PM to check in. We will not wait more than a few minutes for late arrivals. This tour will take place rain or shine. Please dress modestly and make sure you bring plenty of water, hat/sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Note: Most tour stops are not wheelchair accessible.

Ticket Info: Free; limited spaces are available. Reservations required at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444


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

theater

The Essence of Yiddish Theater

A theatrical introduction to Yiddish language and Yiddish theater. Created by Allen Lewis RickmanYelena Shmulenson, and Steve Sterner, the show "tells the entire history of Yiddish theater, from the sublime to the appalling, in 83 New York minutes."

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members at yivo.org/The-Essence-of-Yiddish-Theater


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04 | Jul
04 | Jul

holidays and closures

Happy Independence Day! The Center is closed.


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24 | Aug
24 | Aug

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, September 24 for Sukkot.


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02 | Sep
02 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Sunday, September 2 and Monday, September 3 in honor of Labor Day.


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03 | Sep
03 | Sep

holidays and closures

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


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09 | Sep
09 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2:00pm on Sunday, September 9 for Erev Rosh Hashana.


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10 | Sep
10 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, September 10 for Rosh Hashana.


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11 | Sep
11 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Tuesday, September 11 for Rosh Hashana.


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18 | Sep
18 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 18 for Erev Yom Kippur.


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19 | Sep
19 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Wednesday, September 19 for Yom Kippur.


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23 | Sep
23 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2pm on Sunday, September 23 for Erev Sukkot.


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25 | Sep
25 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Tuesday, September 25 for Sukkot.


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30 | Sep
30 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2pm on Sunday, September 30 for Erev Shemini Atzeret.


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01 | Oct
01 | Oct

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, October 1 for Shemini Atzeret.


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02 | Oct
02 | Oct

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Tuesday, October 2 for Simchat Torah.


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21 | Nov
21 | Nov

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2pm on Wednesday, November 21. It will remain closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.


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22 | Nov
22 | Nov

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.


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23 | Nov
23 | Nov

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.


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24 | Dec
24 | Dec

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2pm on Monday, December 24, and is closed Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas.


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25 | Dec
25 | Dec

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas.


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31 | Dec
31 | Dec

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2pm on Monday, December 31 for New Year's Eve.


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