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Sun, Nov 29
10:00AM
Sun, Nov 29
10:00AM

cooking show

Sephardic Culinary History with Chef Hélène Jawhara-Piñer – Live on Zoom

Episode Four: Hanukkah Special; Challah Candles and Bimuelos

Sephardi Culinary History is a new show that combines chef and scholar Hélène Jawhara-Piñer’s fascination with food studies and flair for creating delicious cuisine. Join along as she cooks Sephardic history!

ASF Broome & Allen Fellow Hélène Jawhara-Piñer earned her Ph.D in History, Medieval History, and the History of Food from the University of Tours, France.

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Tue, Dec 01
12:00PM
Tue, Dec 01
12:00PM

virtual tour

A Virtual Tour of the Bukharian Community Center/Synagogue in Queens, NY – Live on Zoom

Discover how the largest Bukharian Jewish Community outside of Israel ended up in Queens. What is the community like today? What are the impact and footprints they are leaving in US society?

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Tue, Dec 01
04:00PM
Tue, Dec 01
04:00PM

book talk

In response to a precipitous rise in the price of kosher meat, thousands of Jewish women took to the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side on May 15, 1902. Their stated intention was to shut down every kosher butcher shop until prices came down. What was conceived as a nonviolent effort did not remain so for long. In The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City (University of Nebraska Press, 2020), writer and historian Scott D. Seligman tells the twin stories of the Beef Trust, the midwestern cartel that conspired to keep meat prices high despite efforts by the U.S. government to curtail its nefarious practices, and the mostly uneducated female immigrants who discovered their collective consumer power. With few resources and little experience but a great deal of steely determination, this group of women organized themselves into a potent fighting force, and in their first foray into the political arena in their adopted country, successfully challenged powerful vested corporate interests and set a pattern for future generations to follow.

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Wed, Dec 02
12:00PM
Wed, Dec 02
12:00PM

book talk

New Works Wednesdays – Life Without a Childhood in the Yemenite Jewish Community 1882-1948 – Live on Zoom

The eighth in our series exploring new research. Danny Bar Maoz discusses his new book "Life without a Childhood in the Yemenite Jewish Community 1882-1948."

The book is in Hebrew, but the lecture will be given in English.

Danny Bar-Ma’oz holds a PhD from the Bar-Ilan University in the history of the people of Israel, and has published books on Yemenite Jewish research, as well as on early Jewish settlement in Ottoman Palestine and British Mandate Palestine.

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Thu, Dec 03
12:00PM
Thu, Dec 03
12:00PM

lecture

Over 4.8 million of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices are commemorated in Yad Vashem's online Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names. In this lecture, Serafima Velkovich, an archival researcher in the Reference and Information Department of the Yad Vashem’s Reference and Information Department of the Yad Vashem Archives, will highlight the Central Database’s new features and sources and offer her expert tips on how to utilize it to its fullest potential. In addition, she will provide guidance on the use of other Yad Vashem online resources that are relevant for genealogists.

This program is sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute in cooperation with Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. It is supported, in part, by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Ticket Info: Pay what you wish; registration required at /tickets/family-history-today-2020-12-03 to receive a link to the Zoom webinar


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Tue, Dec 08
12:00PM
Tue, Dec 08
12:00PM

virtual tour

A Virtual Tour of the Bukharian Jewish Heritage Museum – Live on Zoom

We will look at fascinating artifacts and traditional clothing from the Bukharian Jewish Heritage Museum. We will discuss their importance and the differences that they contain from the local community in Uzbekistan.

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Wed, Dec 09
12:00PM
Wed, Dec 09
12:00PM

book talk

New Works Wednesdays – Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society: Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825 – Live on Zoom

The ninth and final episode in our series exploring new research. Aviva Ben-Ur discusses her new book Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society: Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825.

Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society explores the political and social history of the Jews of Suri-name, a Dutch colony on the South American mainland just north of Brazil. Suriname was home to the most privileged Jewish community in the Americas where Jews, most of Iberian origin, enjoyed religious liberty, were judged by their own tribunal, could enter any trade, owned plantations and slaves, and even had a say in colonial governance.

Aviva Ben-Ur is Professor in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is author of Sephardic Jews in America: A Diasporic History.

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Thu, Dec 10
05:30PM
Thu, Dec 10
05:30PM

book talk

Loss & Legacy: The Half-Century Quest to Reclaim a Birthright Stolen by the Nazis – Live on Zoom

By 1929 Helene and Samuel Gronner reach economic success and social prominence in the German town of Ilmenau. But when Nazi ideology grips the community, neighbors begin to shun Jewish-owned businesses like theirs. After near daily antisemitic encounters in school, they resolve to send Jochen, their teen-aged younger son, to Palestine. It's not until the war ends that he discovers that his parents perished in the Holocaust.

In his new memoir, Loss & Legacy, Sam A. Gronner traces his father's life-long pursuit to reclaim the birthright stolen by the Nazis. Readers follow the Israel-born author's narrative as he reconstructs the long arc of his father's life, culminating in his 2010 death as the naturalized American citizen, John Gronner. The author belatedly recognizes his father as a survivor of the Holocaust, steadfast in his determination to recoup his inheritance and restore the reputation of the family that the Nazis sought to eradicate.

Sam A. Gronner will be discussing his book, its revelations, and its implications for contemporary readers with Joseph Berger, veteran New York Times journalist and author of Displaced Persons and The Pious Ones.

Event sponsored with a generous grant to LBI from Este and Sam Sylvetsky.

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Thu, Dec 17
12:00PM
Thu, Dec 17
12:00PM

virtual tour

Writing Between Tongues: An Exploration of Hebrew and Arabic Calligraphy – Live on Zoom

In this interactive session and virtual gallery tour, we will dive into the rich visual worlds of Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy. Through historical, spiritual, linguistic and artistic lenses, we will discover the parallels between both languages. Educator, community organizer, and artist Ruben Shimonov will take us on an exploratory journey of his multilingual calligraphy and the ways he has used his art to enrich Muslim-Jewish interfaith communities.

We will end the session with a live calligraphy demonstration.

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Tue, Dec 22
01:00PM
Tue, Dec 22
01:00PM

lecture

Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese Food – Live on Zoom

For many Ashkenazi Jews in the United States, Christmastime sparks memories of egg rolls and General Tso's chicken. How did the affinity for Chinese food amongst many Jews begin? Trace this delicious history from the turn-of-the-century Lower East Side to today’s take-out lo mein with Andrew Coe, author of Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States.

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About the Speaker:

Andrew Coe is a food writer and culinary historian who has written for GastronomicaSaveur, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States and coauthor, with Jane Ziegelman, of A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression.


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Wed, Feb 03
05:00PM
Wed, Feb 03
05:00PM

discussion

Family Affairs: Jewish Ruptures, Mourning, and Belonging – Live on Zoom

In the third program of the series, Sharon Musher, author of Promised Lands: Hadassah Kaplan, Zionism, and the Making of American Jewish Women and David Slucki, author of Sing This at My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons, will discuss with Natalia Aleksiun their grandparents’ and parents’ turbulent life trajectories before, during, and after the war in New York, Europe, British Palestine, and Australia. Rather than an examination of modern Jewish politics, this conversation will reflect on family ties, hopes and disappointments, loss and belonging in an intimate perspective through studying personal documents of loved ones.

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