26 | Jul
07:00PM
26 | Jul
07:00PM

film

Yonia Fain: With Pen and Paintbrush

Join us for a filmed interview with writer and painter Yonia Fain conducted by Sheva Zucker, entirely in Yiddish with accurate and complete English subtitles, enhanced by photos and music.

Ticket Info: Free, reservations required at yivo.org/Yonia-Fain


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film

30 | Jul
05:30PM
30 | Jul
05:30PM

concert

Celia Dropkin: Bent Like a Question Mark

Book of J (Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood) are artists-in-residence at YIVO in July working with Celia Dropkin’s archive, setting to music material they uncover at YIVO. Join us for a work-in-progress concert presentation of the music created during their residency.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/Celia-Dropkin-Bent-Like-a-Question-Mark


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concert

21 | Aug
06:30PM
21 | Aug
06:30PM

family history today: genealogy programs at the center

Researching your Ancestral Town

Are you interested in learning more about the day-to-day lives of your ancestors? Find out how you can investigate the history and culture of the Jewish community in your ancestral town(s) at the Center for Jewish History and beyond. Presented by Moriah Amit, the Center’s Senior Genealogy Reference Librarian. An ASL interpreter may be made available if requested in advance.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at bpt.me/3483001 or 800-838-3006


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family history today: genealogy programs at the center

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

05 | Sep
06:30PM
05 | Sep
06:30PM

short talks on big subjects

The U.S. Supreme Court with Linda Greenhouse and David Cole

Linda Greenhouse’s 30-year tenure covering the U.S Supreme Court for The New York Times was longer than any sitting justice except for John Paul Stevens. She wrote more than 3,000 articles, won a Pulitzer Prize, and drew on her deep knowledge of how the court works to write The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction. Now, as justices prepare for the 2018-19 term and a pivotal seat remains to be filled, Linda is joined by ACLU National Legal Director David Cole to discuss recent and historical decisions, how cases are chosen, the relationship between the court and the public, the controversy over term limits, and this critical moment in the court and the country’s history. Book included with admission and a book signing to follow.

The series, Short Talks on Big Subjects features writers from the Oxford University Press Very Short Introductions books.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students (book included in ticket price) at greenhouse.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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About the Speakers:

Linda Greenhouse became the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School in 2009 and currently contributes a bi-weekly opinion column about the Supreme Court to The New York Times website.
In addition to The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, Linda is also the author of Just a Journalist (2017), Becoming Justice Blackmun (2005);  Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court's Ruling (with Reva B. Siegel), and The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right (with Michael J. Graetz).

Linda received numerous journalism awards during her 40-year career at The New York Times, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for her coverage of the Supreme Court; the American Political Science Association’s Carey McWilliams Award for “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics” in 2002; and 2004, the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard’s Kennedy School. In 2008, the non-partisan Constitution Project gave her its annual award for constitutional commentary.

Linda is a graduate of Radcliffe College, Harvard, and earned a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, which she attended on a Ford Foundation fellowship.

David Cole was referred to by the late New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis as “one of the country’s great legal voices for civil liberties today,” and the late Nat Hentoff called him “a one-man Committee of Correspondence in the tradition of patriot Sam Adams.”

Currently the National Legal Director of the ACLU, the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization, David oversees the organization’s U.S. Supreme Court docket and directs a program that includes approximately 1,400 state and federal lawsuits on a broad range of civil liberties issues.

Cole has litigated many constitutional cases in the Supreme Court, most recently, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. He is on leave from Georgetown University, where he has taught constitutional law and criminal justice since 1990, and is the Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy. Cole writes regularly for The NationNew York Review of BooksWashington Post, and many other periodicals. He is the author or editor of ten books, several of which have won awards, including the Palmer Civil Liberties Prize, the American Book Award, and prizes from  the American Political Science Association, the Boston Book Review, and the Jesuit Honor Society.  His most recent book, Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed, published in 2016, examines the strategies civil society organizations employ to change constitutional law.

Cole has received two honorary degrees and many awards for his civil liberties and human rights work, including the inaugural Norman Dorsen Presidential Prize from the ACLU, awarded to an academic for lifetime commitment to civil liberties.


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short talks on big subjects

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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13 | Sep
06:30PM
13 | Sep
06:30PM

lecture

Art Deco New York: The Architects Speak

While socially prominent architects designed New York’s most iconic Art Deco skyscrapers, a generation of Jewish architects - new to the profession and often new to the country - helped spread the Art Deco style from the Garment District to the Grand Concourse.  Between them, Israel Crausman, Louis Allen Abramson, and Marvin Fine designed the first Deco apartment house in the Bronx; notable Horn & Hardart Automats, as well as restaurants in the Longchamps chain.  Listen to rare interviews with these three visionaries and join architectural historian Anthony W. Robins as he explores how they helped transform the face of New York City in the 1920s and 30s.

Ticket Info: : $15 general; $10 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at artdeco.org; use promo code Deco18 for special CJH prices


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About the Speakers:

Anthony W. Robins has led hundreds of walking tours of New York history and architecture over the last 25 years. A founding member of the Art Deco Society of New York, he lectures on New York history and architecture to audiences both in the United States and abroad, teaches about architecture and the development of New York City, and has written five books and a number of short guide books, as well as many newspaper and magazine articles. His latest award-winning book, New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture, explores Art Deco throughout the five boroughs. In 2017, Anthony was awarded the “Guiding Spirit Award” by the Guides Association of New York City.

About The Art Deco Society of New York

Art Deco was a major force in the cultural history of the United States in the 20th Century with New York City at its center. The Art Deco Society of New York was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1982 to foster public appreciation and understanding of artistic expression in all aspects of Art Deco.


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lecture

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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23 | Sep
23 | Sep

holidays and closures

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


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24 | Sep
24 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, September 24 for 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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holidays and closures

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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