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

book launch

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

A book launch and panel discussion featuring author Joyce Antler, Judith Rosenbaum (Executive Director of the Jewish Women's Archive), Nona Willis Aronowitz (Splinter), and Dahlia Lithwick (Newsweek, Slate).

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 Bnai 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 in Yemen

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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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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05 | Jun
07:15PM
05 | Jun
07:15PM

panel discussion

The New York Times and the Jews

Featuring Ari Goldman (Professor of Journalism, Columbia University), Laurel Leff (author, Buried by The Times) and Ira Stoll (columnist, The Algemeiner).

Ticket Info: $15 in advance; $25 at the door; $50 VIP (includes VIP reception/reserved seating) at www.algemeiner.com/events


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panel discussion

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 President 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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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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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" Schweitzer.  Learn about this leader of a major international corporation, founder of a hospital in Tiberias, 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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panel discussion

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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opera

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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21 | Jun
06:30PM
21 | Jun
06:30PM

film screening and q&a with the director

An Article of Hope

When Ilan Ramon boarded the Space Shuttle Columbia, he made history as the first Israeli astronaut and a member of the most diverse crew in shuttle history. The son of a Holocaust survivor, Ramon also carried a piece of history with him – a tiny Torah scroll with an extraordinary story. Far above the earth, Ramon took on a mission within the mission: to tell that story to the world.

Ilan Ramon, was Israel’s first astronaut and a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia. A fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force, he was selected for the U.S. astronaut program in 1998. On February 1, 2003, the Columbia exploded as it was returning to Earth after 16 days in orbit. All eight members of the crew, including Ramon, were killed. Ramon was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the only non-U.S. citizen recipient ever to receive that honor.

This is the final program in conjunction with the Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit exhibition

Financially supported by the generosity of Lisa and Joshua Greer, Kepco, Inc. & the Kupferberg Foundation.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 CJH/YIVO members, seniors, students


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About the Speaker:

Dan Cohen is an award winning veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker and the founder of West Street Productions, a documentary film and production company. His 30-year career has taken him around the world from remote cities in South America, to the launch pad of America’s Space Shuttle, the presidential campaign trail, and far away to the Arctic ice. Storytelling is Dan’s passion, and “An Article of Hope” is a labor of love. The 7-year journey to make the documentary included more than 20 interviews and on-location filming in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, northern Israel, Houston, Texas, Nacogdoches, Texas, The Kennedy Space Center, Florida, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.


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film screening and q&a with the director

26 | Jun
06:30PM
26 | Jun
06:30PM

book launch

The Jewish Political Tradition

Authors Menachem Lorberbaum (Tel Aviv University) and Michael Walzer (Princeton University) will speak about the latest volume of their series, The Jewish Political Tradition: Volume III: Community. Suzanna Stone (Cardozo Law School) will offer a response. A reception will follow the program.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 Center/partner members, seniors students


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book launch

04 | Jul
04 | Jul

holidays and closures

Happy Independence Day! The Center is closed.


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holidays and closures

18 | Jul
07:00PM
18 | Jul
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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theater

24 | Aug
24 | Aug

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, September 24 for Sukkot.


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holidays and closures

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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holidays and closures

03 | Sep
03 | Sep

holidays and closures

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


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holidays and closures

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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holidays and closures

10 | Sep
10 | Sep

holidays and closures

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


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holidays and closures

11 | Sep
11 | Sep

holidays and closures

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


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holidays and closures

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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holidays and closures

19 | Sep
19 | Sep

holidays and closures

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


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holidays and closures

23 | Sep
23 | Sep

holidays and closures

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


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holidays and closures

25 | Sep
25 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Tuesday, September 25 for Sukkot.


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holidays and closures

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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holidays and closures

01 | Oct
01 | Oct

holidays and closures

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


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holidays and closures

02 | Oct
02 | Oct

holidays and closures

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


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holidays and closures

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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holidays and closures

22 | Nov
22 | Nov

holidays and closures

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


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holidays and closures

23 | Nov
23 | Nov

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.


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holidays and closures

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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holidays and closures

25 | Dec
25 | Dec

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas.


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holidays and closures

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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holidays and closures