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

family history today

Family History Today: Researching your Ancestors’ Immigration Experiences

J.D. Arden, Genealogy and Reference Librarian at the Center for Jewish History, will present research tools and approaches to finding data on, as well as imagining an informed historical context of, your ancestors’ immigration experiences. This lecture is designed for beginner and advanced genealogy researchers. No previous experience or preparation is necessary.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required

Tickets: Available online

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family history today

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

performance & discussion

Israeli Songbook: The Life and Music of Arik Einstein

Celebrate the music and life of Arik Einstein, “the voice of Israel” and a pioneer of Israeli rock music, through a live performance by Elad Kabilio and an ensemble of musicians from MusicTalks. Interspersed with stories and historical background, the program is part of Yeshiva University Museum’s series musically celebrating Israel @ 70.

Presented in partnership with MusicTalks and Yeshiva University’s Center for Israel Studies

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 seniors, students; free YUM members and YU students and faculty

Tickets: Available online

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performance & discussion

26 | Feb
07:00PM
26 | Feb
07:00PM

exhibit opening

Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit

The countdown begins! Join YIVO and CJH on February 26th  for the launch of our new exhibition, Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit. Explore the Jewish quest to understand the heavens from 18th century rabbinical texts, to the origins of popular science fiction, to Jewish astronauts celebrating Shabbat in orbit. Reserve your spot today for an opening night of curator tours, space themed fun, and a first look at this stellar exhibition.

Made possible by the generous support of Kepco, Inc., the Kupferberg Foundation, and Lisa and Joshua Greer.

Ticket Info: Free, RSVP required at SmartTix

Tickets: Available online

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exhibit opening

26 | Feb
07:00PM
26 | Feb
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: Kavkazi 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

Tickets: Available online

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asf young sephardi scholars series

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

website launch

Projekt 1938: Commemorating 80 Years Since 1938

A new website and exhibition explore the dramatic events of 1938 from the perspectives of ordinary people. This event focuses on the annexation of Austria (March 12), when 190,000 Jews were suddenly subject to restrictions that had developed over 5 years in Nazi Germany.

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

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website launch

04 | Mar
11:00AM
04 | Mar
11:00AM

family program

March Mash-Up: A Family Festival

So many Jewish traditions under one roof! Join us as we team up with YIVO and our partner organizations for a Purim themed March Mash-Up of family fun. Laugh along with a puppet show, enjoy storytelling from many lands, make colorful craft projects, sing-along to classic Jewish songs, and experience the delightful diversity of Jewish culture from countries around the world – right here on West 16th Street. Plus family friendly gallery tours of our new exhibitions Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit and Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy and delicious holiday treats too!

Featuring The Gefilteria’s Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz, Singer Eléonore Biezunski, Storyteller Shane Baker, and the Yiddish puppet theater troupe Great Small Works.

Ticket Info: $10 Family Admission; $5 Family Admission – CJH/Partner Members at yivo.org/2018ChildrensDay or 212-294-6108

Tickets: Available online

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family program

04 | Mar
02:00PM
04 | Mar
02:00PM

workshop

Dig Your Roots

A surefire way to discover more than you ever imagined about your family! Learn the best ways to trace your roots with some of the world's most experienced family history researchers and genealogists from the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogical Institute's research library. Join us for a special after-hours event.

Ticket Info: $14 general; $8 seniors, students; free for children under 5 at www.eldridgestreet.org/event/dig-your-roots/

Tickets: Available online

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workshop

04 | Mar
03:00PM
04 | Mar
03:00PM

concert

Music in Our Time: 2018

Honoring the memory of the musical visionary Hadassah Markson (z"l) with the music of her father, Abraham W. Binder, and celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday and Samuel Adler’s 90th birthday, the concert will also feature new voices in contemporary Jewish music – Stanislav Fridman, Dina Pruzhansky and Samuel Dylan Rosner.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $12 ASJM/AJHS/CJH members; $9 seniors, students at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444

Tickets: Available online

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concert

05 | Mar
07:00PM
05 | Mar
07:00PM

ny sephardic jewish film festival

Moroccan Opening Night - Pomegranate Awards Ceremony

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

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

ny sephardic jewish film festival

The Life and Escape of the Jews of Syria (1930-1967)

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

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

ny sephardic jewish film festival

Anti-Semitism in France: Why do they hate us?

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

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

ny sephardic jewish film festival

On the Road to Zion: The Living Legacy of the Queen of Sheba & King Solomon

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

10 | Mar
08:30PM
10 | Mar
08:30PM

ny sephardic jewish film festival

Classic Movie Night - Greek Sephardim in the Shoah

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

11 | Mar
01:30PM
11 | Mar
01:30PM

ny sephardic jewish film festival

Sunday Matinee - The Promised Land: Mabarot Memories

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

11 | Mar
05:30PM
11 | Mar
05:30PM

ny sephardic jewish film festival

The Egyptian Jewish Experience

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

12 | Mar
06:30PM
12 | Mar
06:30PM

curator's tour

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

Join Jacob Wisse, director of YUM, on a tour through the Museum’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, exploring the image and legacy of the Arch of Titus from Imperial Rome to modern-day Israel.

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

Tickets: Available online

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curator's tour

12 | Mar
07:00PM
12 | Mar
07:00PM

ny sephardic jewish film festival

Young Professionals Night - A Moroccan-Israeli’s #MeToo

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

13 | Mar
07:00PM
13 | Mar
07:00PM

ny sephardic jewish film festival

Sephardi Shorts

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

14 | Mar
07:00PM
14 | Mar
07:00PM

ny sephardic jewish film festival

Undying Romance in Mexico - Sephardi-style

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

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

ny sephardic jewish film festival

Iraqi Closing Night: Revitalizing Middle Eastern Roots

Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, as well as special honorees and guests. The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony on Opening Night celebrates Sephardi excellence in the arts. Past recipients include Senior Counselor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay, French-Algerian recording legend Enrico Macias, Kuwaiti star and human rights activist Ema Shah, and Morocco-Israeli poet Erez Bitton.

Ticket Info: $10 / $15 (VIP seating) per screening
$50 / $80 (VIP seating) All Films
$100 / $150 (VIP seating) Festival Pass (includes Opening Night) at NYSephardiFilmFestival.org or 1-800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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ny sephardic jewish film festival

18 | Mar
02:00PM
18 | Mar
02:00PM

jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

More Stories from Ellis Island

Speaker: Fred Voss

Fred Voss, genealogist and volunteer tour guide at Ellis Island, will explore the personal, sometimes heartbreaking, stories of those millions of immigrants who came through Ellis Island, particularly those whose visit to the US ended there, and those whose stay on the island was unexpectedly lengthy, and what the records show of their experience.

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

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jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

19 | Mar
07:00PM
19 | Mar
07:00PM

performance & discussion

Israeli Songbook: The Songs of Rachel and Leah

An evening of music inspired by Rachel Bluwstein and Leah Goldberg, two of Israel’s greatest 20th-century poets, through a live performance by Elad Kabilio and an ensemble of musicians from MusicTalks. Interspersed with stories and historical background, the program is part of Yeshiva University Museum’s series musically celebrating Israel @ 70.

Presented in partnership with MusicTalks and Yeshiva University’s Center for Israel Studies

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 seniors, students; free YUM members and YU students and faculty

Tickets: Available online

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performance & discussion

20 | Mar
06:00PM
20 | Mar
06:00PM

family history today

Family History Today: Family Heirlooms

Although they were usually everyday items in their time, family heirlooms offer us precious, tangible windows into the lives of our ancestors. Bonni-Dara Michaels, Yeshiva University Museum’s Collections Curator, will share the intriguing stories behind a selection of family heirlooms from the Museum’s collection, including a Shabbat candlestick made in the Cyprus Detention camp and a coat worn by a child fleeing Nazi Germany for the United States. Then, Jennifer Sainato, the Center for Jewish History’s Preservation Services Manager, will offer practical advice on how to properly care for your own family heirlooms, so that they may remain a vital part of your family’s legacy for generations to come.

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

Tickets: Available online

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family history today

20 | Mar
06:30PM
20 | Mar
06:30PM

discussion

The German-Jewish Cookbook

The mother-daughter team behind The German-Jewish Cookbook (Brandeis University Press, 2017), Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman, discuss their historical and gastronomic exploration of German-Jewish cuisine with the Gefilteria’s Jeffrey Yoskowitz and historian Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union).

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 LBI members

Tickets: Available online

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discussion

20 | Mar
07:00PM
20 | Mar
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: Bukharian 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

Tickets: Available online

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asf young sephardi scholars series

21 | Mar
06:30PM
21 | Mar
06:30PM

very short introductions: short talks on big subjects

Fantastic Feats, Fabulous Finds

Did Abraham exist? Did the Exodus happen? What do biblical archeologists discover about our ancient past? Join George Washington University Professor, Eric H. Cline, author of “Biblical Archeology: A Very Short Introduction” as he uncovers secrets hidden in the sands. Book included in price of admission.

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

Tickets: Available online

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very short introductions: short talks on big subjects

25 | Mar
01:00PM
25 | Mar
01:00PM

workshop

Pomegranates and Palm Trees for Passover

Explore the delightful variations of pomegranates and palm trees in the new exhibition Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy and use the same imagery to decorate a matzah cover or afikomen bag for Passover 2018. Work with felt appliqués, fabric markers, and embroidery thread to create unique, usable art.

This multi-sensory activity is also suitable for individuals who are blind or who have low vision. Programming for the blind and low vision community is made possible by a grant from The Shlomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.

Ticket Info: $8 general; $6 seniors, students; free for YUM members, YU students, staff, alumni at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444

Tickets: Available online

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workshop

25 | Mar
03:00PM
25 | Mar
03:00PM

performance & discussion

Songs of Devotion and Desire: The Music Heritage of Jewish Spain

Sephardic music from the 16th to the 20th centuries, by Alonso Mudarra, Wolf Simoni, Alberto Hemsi, Roberto Pla, Zhul Levy, and Paul Ben-Haim, performed by Heather Buck, soprano; Janice Meyerson, mezzo soprano; Valeriya Sholokhova, cello; Lorne Richstone, piano; with commentary by Dr. Raymond Scheindlin.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $12 ASJM/AJHS/ASF/CJH members; $9 seniors, students at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444

Tickets: Available online

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performance & discussion

25 | Mar
06:00PM
25 | Mar
06:00PM

lecture and discussion

The Freedom Seder: 49 Years Later with Arthur Waskow

Arthur Waskow will offer his reflections on the Freedom Seder of 1969, and a panel of leading scholars that includes Anthea Butler, Hasia Diner, Susannah Heschel, and Shaul Magid, will then discuss its historical impact.

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

Tickets: Available online

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lecture and discussion

26 | Mar
06:30PM
26 | Mar
06:30PM

panel discussion

Triangle Fire: See You in the Streets

Presentation and discussion with author/artist Ruth Sergel and Cornell Professor Nick Salvatore. In its day, the worst industrial disaster in New York history spurred labor organizers and others to enact progressive legislation. A hundred years later, the Triangle fire tragedy is inspiring a new generation of activists to organize against global sweatshops. Learn about how Lower East Side Jewish and Italian immigrants lived and worked together in 1911. Hear about the annual commemoration that honors the loss and empowers the living through the memorial act of sidewalk “CHALK.” Reception to follow.

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

Tickets: Available online

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panel discussion

27 | Mar
07:00PM
27 | Mar
07:00PM

history matters

From 1968 to 2018: A Fifty-Year Perspective on the American Left
A History Matters Evening with Todd Gitlin

Todd Gitlin (Columbia University) will be speaking about how his scholarship on the 1960s and the fracturing of the American left informs contemporary debates. After Gitlin’s interview, 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 at www.smarttix.com or 212-868-4444

Tickets: Available online

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history matters

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

concert

Two Pianos, Eight Hands: Phoenix Chamber Ensemble and friends celebrate Oxana Yablonskaya!

Phoenix Chamber Ensemble, featuring Ellen Braslavsky, Inessa Zaretsky, Vassa Shevel and Oxana Yablonsksaya, performing music by Scarlatti, Chopin, Mozart, Franck, Rachmaninov, Zaretsky, and Smetana.

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

Tickets: Available online

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concert

30 | Mar
30 | Mar

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2:00pm on Friday, March 30 for Erev Passover.

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holidays and closures

01 | Apr
01 | Apr

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Sunday, April 01 for Passover.

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holidays and closures

03 | Apr
07:00PM
03 | Apr
07:00PM

symposium

Holocaust and Genocide: From the Past to the Present

This symposium honors the 70th anniversary of the UN Genocide Convention. Discussions will address the contentious history of the adoption of the Genocide Convention by the U.S and the present failure to intervene in and prevent acts of genocide.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members at www.yivo.org/Holocaust-and-Genocide or 212-294-6108

Tickets: Available online

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symposium

04 | Apr
07:00PM
04 | Apr
07:00PM

film: nyc premiere

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II is the first feature-length documentary for national public television to tell the profound and remarkable story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who served in World War II.

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

Tickets: Available online

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film: nyc premiere

05 | Apr
05 | Apr

holidays and closures

The Center will close at 2pm Thursday, April 05 for Erev Passover.

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holidays and closures

06 | Apr
06 | Apr

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Friday, April 06 for Passover.

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holidays and closures

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

lecture

Comics as Protest Art: Eli Valley on the Crisis in America and Israel

Lecturer, writer, artist, and cartoonist Eli Valley will speak about his work, and NYU Professor of History and Italian Studies Ruth Ben-Ghiat will offer a response and engage Valley in conversation. The floor will then open to general Q and A.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required online

Tickets: Available online

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lecture

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

concert

Singing and Laughing Against Fascism

Cabaret featuring the collaborations of David Shneer, Jewlia Eisenberg, Psoy Korolenk and Anna Shternshis. Eisenberg and Shneer produce a 1930s anti-fascist cabaret from Amsterdam. Korolenko and Shternshis reproduce songs that were found in a lost archive after the war portraying the trials and tribulations of Soviet Jews.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required online

Tickets: Available online

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concert

11 | Apr
07:00PM
11 | Apr
07:00PM

book launch

We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust

We Spoke Out is a remarkable collection of Holocaust-related comic book stories. Long before the Holocaust was taught in schools, the youth of America was learning about the Nazi genocide from Batman, the X-Men, Captain America, and Sgt. Rock

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

Tickets: Available online

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book launch

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

concert

CXX Proof – the Diener Ensemble

CXX Proof, the Bernice Diener Ensemble-in-Residence at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, perform the work of Jewish composers and featuring the world premiere of Proof Positive for violin, clarinet and piano by YU faculty composer David Glaser. Musicians: Christopher Grymes, clarinet; Xiao-dong Wang, violin; Xak Bjerken, piano.

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

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concert

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

lecture

Unsilencing Sephardic Women Writers: Jewish Voices from North Africa

Join French literary scholar Nina B. Lichtenstein as she “illuminates the shrouded histories and complicated… identities” of a multiply marginalized minority: Magrebi (Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian) Sephardic women writers.

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

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lecture

12 | Apr
03:00PM
12 | Apr
03:00PM

musical adaptation

Cyrano of 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 cyranoofbergerac.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

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musical adaptation

12 | Apr
06:30PM
12 | Apr
06:30PM

book talk

German-Jewish History after 1945

Historian Michael Brenner (American/University of Munich) will discuss contemporary Jewish life in Germany on the occasion of the publication of A History of Jews in Germany since 1945 (Indiana University Press, 2017).

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 LBI members

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book talk

15 | Apr
10:00AM
15 | Apr
10:00AM

family program

Jews in Space: Family Program

CJH will open one hour early for families to come and view this fun exhibition! There will be arts and crafts for children, curator tours for adults, and space-themed fun for all! Financially supported by the generosity of Lisa and Joshua Greer, Kepco, Inc. & the Kupferberg Foundation.

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

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family program

15 | Apr
07:00PM
15 | Apr
07:00PM

musical adaptation

Cyrano of 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 cyranoofbergerac.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

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musical adaptation

16 | Apr
07:00PM
16 | Apr
07:00PM

discussion

Wrestling with Shylock: Jewish Responses to the Merchant of Venice

Join us for a dynamic discussion led by Edna Nahshon (Jewish Theological Seminary) about her recent book, Wrestling with Shylock: Jewish Responses to the Merchant of Venice, co-edited with Michael Shapiro (University of Illinois), which examines the ever-expanding body of Jewish responses to Shakespeare's most Jewishly relevant play.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 YIVO members, students at yivo.org/Wrestling-with-Shylock or 212-294-6108

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discussion

17 | Apr
08:00PM
17 | Apr
08:00PM

musical adaptation

Cyrano of 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 cyranoofbergerac.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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musical adaptation

18 | Apr
06:30PM
18 | Apr
06:30PM

book talk

A History of Judaism by Martin Goodman

Martin Goodman will present his new book on the history of the Jewish religion, and Shaul Magid and Annette Yoshiko Reed will offer responses.

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

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book talk

19 | Apr
08:00PM
19 | Apr
08:00PM

musical adaptation

Cyrano of 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 cyranoofbergerac.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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musical adaptation

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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jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

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

musical adaptation

Cyrano of 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 cyranoofbergerac.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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musical adaptation

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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asf young sephardi scholars series

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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family history today

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

history matters

Professor Ruth Wisse

Prof. Ruth Wisse (Harvard University) on Jews and power

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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history matters

26 | Apr
07:00PM
26 | 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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book talk

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 Wolfsohn’s The Duplicity of Philosophy's Shadow: Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish Other

Elliot Wolfsohn will present his new book on the intersections of Heidegger’s philosophy, Nazism, and the Jew, and Shaul Magid and Richard Wolin will offer responses.

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

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book talk

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

Tickets: Available online

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family program

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

lecture

Jews in Space: Meet an Astronaut

What’s it like to spin a dreidel in zero gravity? Find out when five-time Space Shuttle astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman discusses his experiences as a Jew in orbit who brought a Torah, a tallis, a dreidel, and other Judaica on his trips into space. Dr. Valerie Neal, curator of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will provide an overview of the history of Jewish Astronauts and their achievements in Space.

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

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lecture

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

Tickets: Available online

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history matters

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

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

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

conference

Israel at 70

The purpose of this joint ADL-Israel Institute-Center for Jewish History conference is to reflect on Israel as it celebrates its 70th year of independence. The conference will look at the changing politics, society, and culture of Israel as it grapples with the implications of these changes. It will also explore the impact of these changes for the United States and for U.S.-Israel relations.

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

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

concert

EXIT: MUSIC Film Screening & ARC Ensemble Performance

The American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Conservatory of Music join the Center for Jewish History and the Leo Baeck Institute for a poignant evening of film and music. for a poignant evening of film and music. The event begins with a screening of EXIT: MUSIC, a documentary that focuses on how anti-Semitism affected Jewish composers, including those who landed in Israel and composed for the Palestine Symphony. Next, enjoy a performance of the music by the acclaimed Grammy nominated ARC Ensemble, followed by a Q & A with the film’s writer and Director of the ARC Ensemble, Simon Wynberg, and concluding with a private reception.

Ticket Info: $50 general; $100 VIP; Email events@afipo.org or call 212-267-2949 for details

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concert

04 | Jul
04 | Jul

holidays and closures

Happy Independence Day! The Center is closed.

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holidays and closures

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