Thu, Feb 21
06:30PM
Thu, Feb 21
06:30PM

family history today: genealogy programs at the center

Genealogy Lecture for Sephardi and Mizrahi Families

Curious about family history outside of the Pale of Settlement? J.D. Arden, Genealogy Librarian at the Center for Jewish History, will provide an overview of tools for researching Jewish community records and Jewish life in the Sephardi and Mizrahi Diaspora.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Thu, Feb 21
07:30PM
Thu, Feb 21
07:30PM

concert

Composer Karol Rathaus and His Circle

A concert of Karol Rathaus’ (1895-1954) chamber music by seven distinguished New York performers, and a roundtable discussion, with Drs. Leon Botstein and Michael Hass, about Rathaus and his circle, whose promising compositional careers were derailed by the Nazis.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $12 AJHS/ASJM/CJH members; $9 seniors, students at bpt.me/3913945 or 800-838-3006


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Sun, Feb 24
11:00AM
Sun, Feb 24
11:00AM

workshop

The Center for Jewish History is proud to host two History Unfolded Workshop Events on February 24th and March 24th, 2019 in collaboration with History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust, a program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in support of their upcoming exhibition on American reactions to the Holocaust. More on History Unfolded: https://www.ushmm.org/learn/history-unfolded

Citizen historians are invited to register for a research account on the History Unfolded website prior to visiting the Center for Jewish History to conduct research in newspaper collections and investigate US press coverage for specific Holocaust events.

Participants will gain hands-on instruction for using online tools to search for newspaper articles as well as physically handling collections. These workshops help the Holocaust Memorial Museum to discover what Americans knew and how they responded to news of Nazi persecution. Users can submit their findings to the USHMM’s online database which will be available to anyone, anywhere—from historians to curators to students.

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Sun, Feb 24
02:00PM
Sun, Feb 24
02:00PM

lecture

Lublin’s “Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre” and the 43 Thousand Project: Documenting an Entire Lost Jewish Community of Lublin, One Individual at a Time

Olivier Szlos will present the work of Lublin’s “Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre” Centre to reclaim Jewish memory in the Lublin region of Poland, with its 43 Thousand Project, by exploring archives, personal testimonies and private collections to retrieve names, photos, documents and stories, and provide a hands-on approach to the project’s public access database that might add to your family research.

Ticket Info: $5 at the door; free for JGS members


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Sun, Feb 24
06:00PM
Sun, Feb 24
06:00PM

the american sephardi music festival

Tango Shalom

Paboli Zinger and Nicole Murad perform Tango Shalom – Jewish tangos from all over the world!

Join us for more sophisticated Sephardic sounds by world-renowned artists in the Sephardic and world music genres during the 2nd ASF session. Artistic direction by David Serero.

Ticket Info: $20 and up at asfmusicfestival2019.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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Sun, Feb 24
08:00PM
Sun, Feb 24
08:00PM

the american sephardi music festival

Cantor Shiree Kidron

Cantor Shiree Kidron – Musical pearls of Sepharad

Join us for more sophisticated Sephardic sounds by world-renowned artists in the Sephardic and world music genres during the 2nd ASF session. Artistic direction by David Serero.

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Mon, Feb 25
05:30PM
Mon, Feb 25
05:30PM

panel discussion

Looking In, Speaking Out: Commemorating the Khojaly Tragedy

The Khojaly Tragedy occurred on 26 February 1992 when Armenian military forces killed 613 Azerbaijani citizens in the town of Khojaly, Azerbaijan. This year, MALA and ASF will commemorate Khojaly by creating a space for learning, remembrance, and dialogue about ending ethnic cleansing and genocide of all kinds. MALA and ASF will bring in a panel of guest speakers to facilitate a discussion about identity, erasure, genocide, and memory in the light of the 27th anniversary of the Khojaly Tragedy.

Genocide and ethnic cleansings so often begin with the erasure of histories, heritage, and the silencing of voices. MALA and the ASF are committed to building platforms for individuals and communities to share their histories and learn collectively through our profound individual stories. By holding in memory some of the most somber moments in history, we increase our ability, as a community, to work towards a unified future.

Please join us as we stand in solidarity to remember those whose lives were lost. Let us strive to build our communities with an understanding of the past to ensure a better tomorrow.

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Mon, Feb 25
08:00PM
Mon, Feb 25
08:00PM

the american sephardi music festival

Azerbaijan Evening – In memory of the Khojaly Massacre

Jeffrey Werbock, a world renowned musician will perform Traditional Azerbaijani Instrumental Mughal Music in tribute to the Khojaly Tragedy.

Join us for more sophisticated Sephardic sounds by world-renowned artists in the Sephardic and world music genres during the 2nd ASF session. Artistic direction by David Serero.

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Tue, Feb 26
08:00PM
Tue, Feb 26
08:00PM

the american sephardi music festival

Journey in Judeo-Arabic Songs

Moroccan Star Rachid Halihal and His Andalusian Orchestra – Journey in Judeo-Arabic Songs from Andalusia to Moroccan classics.

Join us for more sophisticated Sephardic sounds by world-renowned artists in the Sephardic and world music genres during the 2nd ASF session. Artistic direction by David Serero.

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Wed, Feb 27
07:00PM
Wed, Feb 27
07:00PM

panel discussion

Is America Different? Anti-Semitism in the United States

Panel Discussion with Lila Corwin Berman (Temple University), Tony Michels (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Jonathan Sarna (Brandeis University). Moderated by Samuel G. Freedman (Columbia University).

In the wake of the murderous attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, anti-Semitism in America fosters debate. To what extent is America different from diaspora countries? Do more recent events warrant a change in our understanding, or is this part of longer patterns? Join award-winning historians Lila Corwin Berman, Tony Michels and Jonathan Sarna for a conversation that covers recent events but is also rooted in history. Documents and images from the AJHS archives will punctuate the conversation.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 AJHS members, students, seniors at bpt.me/3913927 or 800-838-3006; $12 at the door


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Sun, Mar 03
04:00PM
Sun, Mar 03
04:00PM

not just funny girl: jewish american women in comedy

Happy Birthday, Molly! Celebrate East and West and Other Migrating Identities

Live score and film screening of the silent classic East and West (1923) featuring the composer of the original score for the 1991 remastered film, Pete Sokolow, and musician Michael Winograd (Sandaraa), celebrating the 121st birthday of Molly Picon.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 AJHS/CJH/YIVO members, seniors, students at bpt.me/3739449 or 800-838-3006; $18 at the door


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Mon, Mar 04
07:00PM
Mon, Mar 04
07:00PM

concert

he Land of Israel – in Song

Israeli singer Ariella Edvy and the MusicTalks Ensemble embark on a musical journey through Israel’s diverse sites and environments – from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea, from bustling cities to agricultural kibbutzim. Through an array of vivid site-specific songs, host Elad Kabilio offers up a fresh auditory experience of the landscape of Israel.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YUM members; other offers available at musictalksmarch.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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Tue, Mar 05
07:00PM
Tue, Mar 05
07:00PM

book launch and panel discussion

America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today

On the day of publication, join us in launching Pamela Nadell’s America's Jewish Women. A groundbreaking history of how Jewish women have maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history. Panelists include author Pamela Nadell, Barbara Dobkin (Ma’yan) and Jane Eisner.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 AJHS members, seniors, students at bpt.me/4050766 or 800-838-3006; $12 at the door


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Thu, Mar 07
06:30PM
Thu, Mar 07
06:30PM

curator's tour

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

Join curator Ilona Moradof on a tour of Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War, illuminating the organized rescue efforts that brought thousands of children from Nazi Europe to Great Britain in the late 1930s. Explore the children’s difficult and often heartbreaking journeys through personal stories, artifacts and engaging media.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 seniors, students; free for YUM members, YU students, faculty, staff at ktcurator.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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Sun, Mar 10
01:30PM
Sun, Mar 10
01:30PM

art workshop

Assemblage Portraiture in the Spirit of Purim

Multi-media artist Deborah Yasinsky will lead participants in a portraiture workshop, using recycled, non-traditional materials to create a richly textured image with hidden elements! Learn new techniques and explore the idea of hiddenness (hester panim) in the holiday of Purim.

Ticket Info: $8 general; $6 YUM/CJH/Partner members, YU faculty/staff at artpurim.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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Sun, Mar 10
04:00PM
Sun, Mar 10
04:00PM

concert

Al Naharot Bavel (By the Waters of Babylon): Jewish Musicians at the Courts of England and Italy

NYC ensembles ARTEK and PARTHENIA offer a concert of music by Jewish composers of the Renaissance and early baroque, in Italy and England.

Ticket Info: $25 general; $15 YUM/CJH members at gemsny.org/events/parthenia


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Tue, Mar 12
07:00PM
Tue, Mar 12
07:00PM

book talk

Matti Friedman’s new book, Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel tells the unknown story of four of Israel’s first spies. Recruited by a rag-tag outfit called the Arab Section before the 1948 War of Independence, they assumed Arab identities to gather intelligence and carry out sabotage and assassinations. At the height of the war the spies posed as refugees fleeing the fighting, reached Beirut, and set up what became Israel’s first foreign intelligence station. Spies not only tells a breathtaking and true espionage story, it also explores a different story about how the state was founded and raises many questions that are relevant today.

In a wide-ranging First Person conversation, Matti Friedman speaks with author Lucette Lagnado (The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit) about his journalism career, researching and writing his new book, and what Spies of No Country reveals about Israel in the 20th and 21st centuries.

A reception, book sale and signing follow the program.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $12 seniors, $10 members and students at friedman.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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About the Speakers:

Credit: Mary AndersonMatti Friedman has reported from Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Moscow, the Caucasus, and Washington, DC. A former Associated Press correspondent, he is a contributor to The New York Times Op-Ed Page, and his writing has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Tablet. Matti’s 2016 book Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story of a Forgotten War was chosen as a New York Times’ Notable Book and as one of Amazon’s 10 best books of the year. Pumpkinflowers was selected as one of the year’s best by Booklist, Mother Jones, Foreign Affairs, the National Post, and The Globe and Mail. It won the 2017 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish literature, the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for memoir, and was shortlisted for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize, the Writer’s Trust Prize, and the Yitzkak Sadeh Prize for military writing (Israel). Matti’s first book, The Aleppo Codex, an investigation into the strange fate of an ancient Bible manuscript, won the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize, the ALA’s Sophie Brody Medal, and the Canadian Jewish Book Award for history. It was translated into seven languages. Matti was born in Toronto and lives in Jerusalem with his family.


Born in Cairo, Lucette Lagnado is a cultural and investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where she has received numerous prizes for her work. She and her family left Egypt as refugees when she was a small child, an experience that helped shape and inform her recent memoirs, The Arrogant Years and The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit (Ecco/HarperCollins). In 2008, she was the recipient of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit. She is also the coauthor of Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz, which has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Lagnado resides with her husband, journalist Douglas Feiden, in Manhattan and Sag Harbor, New York.


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Wed, Mar 13
06:30PM
Wed, Mar 13
06:30PM

film

My Knees Were Jumping—Remembering the Kindertransports

Join director Melissa Hacker and NPR journalist Uri Berliner to watch and discuss the first documentary film to tell the heart-wrenching story of the Kindertransports. After the screening, Hacker and Berliner will talk about how the Kindertransport affected their own family histories.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 LBI/YUM/CJH/Partner members at kindertransportfilm.bpt.me or 800-83-3006


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Sun, Mar 17
11:00AM
Sun, Mar 17
11:00AM

family program

Children’s Day

Join us for our annual Children’s Day, where visitors of all ages will enjoy a wonderful selection of Purim-themed activities and performances. This year’s program will have something for everybody – sing-alongs of Yiddish folk staples, a magic show, and delicious treats, among other activities – to enjoy.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/ChildrensDay2019 or 917-606-8290


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Tue, Mar 19
07:00PM
Tue, Mar 19
07:00PM

film and discussion

Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever

Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever (2018) recounts the story of one of the greatest Yiddish poets who became a symbol of national resistance and creative survival. The film, which complements YUM’s exhibition Lost & Found – A Family Photo Album, will be followed by a discussion with Yiddish literature scholar Ruth Wisse about the poet’s writing and legacy.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 YUM/YIVO members at sutzkever.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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film and discussion

Thu, Mar 21
07:30PM
Thu, Mar 21
07:30PM

concert

Bach Turns 333! Phoenix Chamber Ensemble Celebrates Bach's Birthday

The program includes two Bach keyboard concerti, in D minor (BWV 1052) and G minor (BWV 1058) with a string quartet; and the F-minor concerto (BWV 1056) - 1 piano 4-hand version; Martinu’s three Madrigals for violin and viola; and Handel’s Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and cello.

Made possible by Stravinsky Institute Foundation through the generous support of Blavatnik Family Foundation.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $12 seniors; $10 CJH/Partner members, students at bachbirthday.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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Sun, Mar 24
11:00AM
Sun, Mar 24
11:00AM

workshop

The Center for Jewish History is proud to host two History Unfolded Workshop Events on February 24th and March 24th, 2019 in collaboration with History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust, a program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in support of their upcoming exhibition on American reactions to the Holocaust. More on History Unfolded: https://www.ushmm.org/learn/history-unfolded

Citizen historians are invited to register for a research account on the History Unfolded website prior to visiting the Center for Jewish History to conduct research in newspaper collections and investigate US press coverage for specific Holocaust events.

Participants will gain hands-on instruction for using online tools to search for newspaper articles as well as physically handling collections. These workshops help the Holocaust Memorial Museum to discover what Americans knew and how they responded to news of Nazi persecution. Users can submit their findings to the USHMM’s online database which will be available to anyone, anywhere—from historians to curators to students.

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Sun, Mar 24
02:00PM
Sun, Mar 24
02:00PM

lecture

Life Under the Tsars: Registration, Residence, and Exit Routes

To help trace our families before their departure from the Russian Empire, genealogist Alan Shuchat will discuss the system of registration and residence permits under the Tsars, the different social estates, and the process of obtaining steamship tickets and travel from the shtetls to the ports.

Ticket Info: $5 at the door; free for JGS members


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Sun, Mar 24
06:00PM
Sun, Mar 24
06:00PM

book talk

Sarah Schenirer and Bais Yaakov: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

This program will explore the emergence of the Bais Yaakov schools in interwar Poland, when it grew from a one-room school in Sarah Schenirer's living quarters to a school system with over 200 schools, 36,000 students, and an international reach.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/Bais-Yaakov or 917-606-8290


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Mon, Mar 25
06:30PM
Mon, Mar 25
06:30PM

film screening and discussion

Born in 1933, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But her unique, personal journey to a seat on the nation’s highest court was largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. The Oscar nominated film, RBG explores Ginsberg’s fascinating life and brilliant career – from the young legal scholar who was shunned by law firms because of her gender, to the masterful appellate litigator who successfully argued before the Supreme Court for women’s rights, to the U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Join MALA and the Center for Jewish History for a special screening and panel discussion of this critically acclaimed award-winning documentary.Following the film, RBG Director/Producer Julie Cohen and Associate Producer Nadine Natour discuss their own fascinating journeys chronicling the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $7 senior; $5 CJH/MALA member at Eventbrite


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About the Speakers:

Julie Cohen has directed and produced nine feature documentaries, including RBG (Magnolia, Participant, CNN Films), The Sturgeon Queens (7th Art Releasing/PBS); and American Veteran (Freestyle). She has won a duPont Columbia Award, two Gracie Awards, three New York Emmy Awards and the 2017 Panavision Showcase Award for best New York filmmaker. Before she started making documentaries, Julie was a staff producer for Dateline NBC and the creator and producer of Supreme Court Watch on Court TV. She holds a B.A. from Colgate and masters’ degrees from Columbia Journalism School and Yale Law School.


The associate producer of RBG, Nadine Natour has shot, field produced, and edited a feature-length doc, American Veteran (Freestyle Releasing; Winner of the G.I. Film Festival Founders Award and the Panavision Showcase Award),  and co-edited The Sturgeon Queens (PBS: 2015 Berlinale Official Selection). She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Virginia and a 2012 graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and a 2012 – 2013 News Associate at NBC.


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film screening and discussion

Tue, Mar 26
06:30PM
Tue, Mar 26
06:30PM

lecture

Bukharian Jews

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

Back by popular demand, the American Sephardi Federation’s Young Sephardi Scholars Series is excited to once again host a 3-part learning and cultural series about the Russian-speaking Jewish (RSJ) communities of the Greater Sephardic world. The cultures and histories of Bukharian, Georgian, and Kavkazi (Mountain) Jews are situated at the fascinating, yet lesser known, intersection of RSJ, Sephardic and Mizrahi life. Led by Ruben Shimonov, this multimedia learning series will provide a unique opportunity to explore the multilayered and rich stories of the three communities.

Co-sponsored by JDC Entwine. This project was created as part of the COJECO BluePrint Fellowship, supported by COJECO and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Light dinner reflecting the cuisine of Bukharian Jews will be served.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $36 for all 3 lectures at brownpapertickets.com/event/4064109 or 800-838-3006


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Wed, Mar 27
06:30PM
Wed, Mar 27
06:30PM

curator's talk

Lost & Found – A Family Photo Album

Join curator Jacob Wisse on a tour of Lost & Found, exploring the remarkable story of a pre-war family photo album that was owned by a woman who was deported from the Kovno Ghetto in 1943. Prior to her deportation, she smuggled the album to a non-Jewish Lithuanian family for safekeeping. After the album’s fortuitous discovery in 2013, it was reunited with the original owner’s descendants.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 seniors, students; free for YUM members, YU students, faculty, staff; registration required at fcurator.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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Wed, Mar 27
07:00PM
Wed, Mar 27
07:00PM

book launch

Avrom Goldfaden and the Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater

The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater examines its origins, from roughly 1876 to 1883, through the works of one of its best-known and most colorful figures, Avrom Goldfaden. Join us for the launch of this book with a discussion of this rich theatrical tradition as well as the broader social life that its study sheds light on.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/Avrom-Goldfaden or 917-606-8290


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Thu, Mar 28
07:30PM
Thu, Mar 28
07:30PM

concert

Stern College for Women New Music Ensemble-in-Residence

The Ensemble-in-Residence of Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, performs the work of 20th-century and contemporary Jewish composers, including the premiere of Concertino No. 2 for clarinet.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students; free for YUM members, YU students, faculty, staff at sternmusic.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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Sun, Mar 31
11:00AM
Sun, Mar 31
11:00AM

conference

Immigration Matters: Jews, Other Immigrants and America

Immigration made America and its Jews. Historians will explore the Jewish stake in immigration as a historical matter and ask about the contemporary moment. Speakers include Maddalena Mariani, Joel Perlman, Randy Storch, Libby Garland, Hasia Diner and Carl Bon Tempo.

Ticket Info: Free; RSVP required at info@ajhs.org


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Mon, Apr 01
06:30PM
Mon, Apr 01
06:30PM

curator's tour

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

Join curator Ilona Moradof on a tour of Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War, illuminating the organized rescue efforts that brought thousands of children from Nazi Europe to Great Britain in the late 1930s. Explore the children’s difficult and often heartbreaking journeys through personal stories, artifacts and engaging media.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 seniors, students; free for YUM members, YU students, faculty, staff at ktcurator.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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Mon, Apr 01
07:00PM
Mon, Apr 01
07:00PM

book talk

As a professor of philosophy at Yale, a scholar of propaganda, and the child of World War II Jewish Refugees, Jason Stanley understands how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism. Alarmed by the pervasive rise of fascist tactics both at home and around the globe, Stanley set out to analyze the language and beliefs that separate people into an “us” and a “them.” In his new book, How Fascism Works, The Politics of Us and Them, Stanley knits together reflections on history, philosophy, sociology, and critical race theory with stories from contemporary Hungary, Poland, India, Myanmar, and the United States, among other nations. In a fascinating First Person conversation, Stanley speaks with journalist Peter Beinart about the ten pillars of fascist politics, the recurring patterns he sees, and how his own family history influences his world view today.

A reception, book sale and signing follow the program.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $12 seniors; $10 CJH/Partner members at jasonstanley.bpt.me


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About the Speakers:

Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. Before coming to Yale in 2013, he was Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Stanley is the author of Know How; Languages in Context; Knowledge and Practical Interests, which won the American Philosophical Association book prize; and How Propaganda Works, which won the PROSE Award for Philosophy from the Association of American Publishers. His newest book is How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Penguin Random House, 2018). Among other publications, he is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Review, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. http://www.jason-stanley.com/


Peter Beinart is Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is currently a Contributor to The Atlantic, a Senior Columnist at the Forward, a CNN Political Commentator and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace.  Beinart has appeared on numerous television programs including Meet the Press and The Colbert Report and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Boston Globe, and Newsweek among other periodicals . Named Columnist of the Year by The Week Magazine in 2005, he is also author of three books: The Good Fight (HarperCollins, 2006); The Icarus Syndrome (HarperCollins, 2010); and The Crisis of Zionism, (Times Books, 2012). Editor of The New Republic from 1999-2006, Beinart graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar.


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Wed, Apr 03
07:00PM
Wed, Apr 03
07:00PM

concert

Israel and Eurovision 1973-2019

Featuring Israeli singers Ariella Edvy and Omer Shaish along with the MusicTalks Ensemble, this high-energy concert celebrates Israel’s participation in Europe’s iconic song competition. Host Elad Kabilio highlights Israel’s entries from past competitions, including winning songs such as “Abanibi,” “Hallelujah” and “Toy” by Netta Barzilai, last year’s winner.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YUM members, other offers available at musictalksapril.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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Thu, Apr 04
06:30PM
Thu, Apr 04
06:30PM

film

The City without Jews

Jews are hounded by mobs and driven from Vienna in this 1924 expressionist film based on the satirical novel by Hugo Bettauer. The sensational film that anticipated the Holocaust and cost Bettauer his life was rediscovered in 2015. With commentary by film scholar Noah Isenberg (UT Austin) and a live score.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 LBI/CJH/Partner members at citywithoutjews.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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Thu, Apr 04
07:00PM
Thu, Apr 04
07:00PM

book talk

A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America

Join author Kirsten Fermaglich in conversation with Jennifer Mendelsohn (Resistance Genealogy) to celebrate the publication of A Rosenberg by Any Other Name. A groundbreaking history of the practice of Jewish name changing in the 20th century, this book showcases just how much is in a name.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 AJHS/CJH members, seniors, students at bpt.me/4051795 or 800-838-3006; $12 at the door


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Sun, Apr 07
11:00AM
Sun, Apr 07
11:00AM

walking tour

Ladies Mile Walking Tour with Ephemeral New York’s Esther Crain

It sold out last fall, so our popular walking tour is back! Enjoy a storied stroll along Ladies Mile, a nine- block stretch once known for posh department stores and architectural grandeur. Join Esther Crain, writer of the award-winning Ephemeral New York blog, and author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910, as she weaves in Jewish stories and Gilded Age tales about the people and places that once populated these historic blocks.

Ticket Info: $25 general; $20 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at crain.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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About the Speaker:

Esther Crain, a native New Yorker, is the author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910 (Hachette Books, 2016) and New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age (Black Dog and Leventhal, 2014). In 2008 she launched Ephemeral New York, a website that chronicles the city's past. Ephemeral New York has been featured in The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, and other publications. She speaks regularly on topics relating to New York City history and conducts walking tours that explore New York's hidden pockets and little-known stories.


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Sun, Apr 07
11:00AM
Sun, Apr 07
11:00AM

workshop

Family Genealogy Day: Exploring Family Photos

With activities for the whole family, find out how family photos help us discover and document our family history. Learn how to preserve and scrapbook your family photos or explore the changing fashions and informative clues in our family photo collections. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Session 1: 11:00am-12:30pm
Session 2: 1:30pm-3:00pm
(morning and afternoon sessions are identical)

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required (must select Session 1 or 2) at familyday.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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workshop

Mon, Apr 08
06:30PM
Mon, Apr 08
06:30PM

tour in yiddish

Lost & Found – A Family Photo Album

Join Yiddish literature scholar Ruth Wisse on a Yiddish-language tour of Lost & Found, exploring the remarkable story of a pre-war family photo album that was owned by a woman (Wisse’s aunt) who was deported from the Kovno Ghetto in 1943. Prior to her deportation, she smuggled the album to a non-Jewish Lithuanian family for safekeeping.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 seniors, students; free for YUM members, YU students, faculty, staff; registration required at https://lfyiddish.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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tour in yiddish

Mon, Apr 08
07:00PM
Mon, Apr 08
07:00PM

book talk

Translating the Bible: A Conversation with Robert Alter

Award-winning biblical translator Robert Alter is the author of more than two dozen books, including a new translation of The Hebrew Bible. In his brief new book, The Art of Bible Translation, Alter reflects on the art of capturing the literary power of the Bible in English.


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book talk

Tue, Apr 09
07:00PM
Tue, Apr 09
07:00PM

concert

And All the Days Were Purple

Join us for the launch of and all the days were purple, a new album by composer Alex Weiser which features songs that set Yiddish and English poems to music which search for the divine while reflecting on the longing, beauty, and tumult of life. 

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/and-all-the-days-were-purple or 917-606-8290


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concert

Wed, Apr 10
07:00PM
Wed, Apr 10
07:00PM

lecture

Carnegie Hall’s Migrations Festival Comes to YIVO: The Musical Legacy of Eastern European Jews

Mark Slobin, acclaimed scholar of East European and American Jewish music, will discuss Carnegie Hall’s April 15th musical program, From Shtetl to Stage. He will use images and recordings and cover a range of Yiddish theater songs, novelty numbers, concert music and songs of social movements.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at yivo.org/Migrations-Festival or 917-606-8290


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lecture

Thu, Apr 11
07:00PM
Thu, Apr 11
07:00PM

book talk

Between Iran, Zion, and America

This talk celebrates the groundbreaking new work of two social historians of Iranian Jewish life in the 20th century between immigrations and diasporas in Iran, Israel, and the U.S., and the work of HIAS in helping Jews immigrate after the 1979 revolution.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 AJHS/ASF/CJH members, seniors, students at bpt.me/4051807 or 800-838-3006; $12 at the door


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book talk

Sun, Apr 14
01:30PM
Sun, Apr 14
01:30PM

art workshop

Transforming Haggadah Text into Textile

Create a fabric wall hanging or functional piece (such as a matza cover!) inspired by a favorite prayer, verse, quote – or words of your own. Class will be taught by fiber artist Heather Stoltz, whose quilted wall hangings and fabric sculptures are inspired by social justice issues and Hebrew texts.

Ticket Info: $8 general; $6 YUM/CJH/partner members, YU faculty/staff at https://artpassover.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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art workshop

Mon, Apr 15
06:30PM
Mon, Apr 15
06:30PM

lecture

From Macy's to the Titanic – The Straus Family Legacy

Department store historian Michael Lisicky discusses how the Straus family rose from German-Jewish peddlers to merchant princes and major philanthropists before Isidor Straus's untimely death on the RMS Titanic.

Pop-up exhibition of Titanic memorabilia from the collections of the Straus Historical Society open from 5 pm.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 LBI/CJH/Partner members at straus-historical-society.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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lecture

Tue, Apr 16
06:30PM
Tue, Apr 16
06:30PM

lecture

Georgian Jews

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

Back by popular demand, the American Sephardi Federation’s Young Sephardi Scholars Series is excited to once again host a 3-part learning and cultural series about the Russian-speaking Jewish (RSJ) communities of the Greater Sephardic world. The cultures and histories of Bukharian, Georgian, and Kavkazi (Mountain) Jews are situated at the fascinating, yet lesser known, intersection of RSJ, Sephardic and Mizrahi life. Led by Ruben Shimonov, this multimedia learning series will provide a unique opportunity to explore the multilayered and rich stories of the three communities.

Co-sponsored by JDC Entwine. This project was created as part of the COJECO BluePrint Fellowship, supported by COJECO and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Light dinner reflecting the cuisine of Georgian Jews will be served

Ticket Info: $18 general; $36 for all 3 lectures at brownpapertickets.com/event/4064109 or 800-838-3006


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Tue, Apr 23
11:00AM
Tue, Apr 23
11:00AM

workshop

Passover Objects Up Close and Personal

Join Collections Curator Bonni-Dara Michaels as she handles and sheds light on unique Passover objects from the Museum’s collection, which are currently not on view to the public. See an array of historic holiday artifacts up close – and while they are not behind glass – including traditional and modern Seder plates, Miriam cups, beautiful fabric items, and whimsical artworks.

Ticket Info: Free, registration required at https://passoverday.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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Tue, Apr 23
12:30PM
Tue, Apr 23
12:30PM

art workshop

Emboss a Metal Plaque

Create a Mizrach, a family name plate, or a decorative plaque of your choice. Choose from a selection of Hebrew fonts and design motifs to create a personally meaningful work of art for the Passover holiday.

Ticket Info: Free, registration required at https://passoverdaycraft.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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art workshop

Tue, Apr 23
02:00PM
Tue, Apr 23
02:00PM

workshop

Passover Objects Up Close and Personal

Join Collections Curator Bonni-Dara Michaels as she handles and sheds light on unique Passover objects from the Museum’s collection, which are currently not on view to the public. See an array of historic holiday artifacts up close – and while they are not behind glass – including traditional and modern Seder plates, Miriam cups, beautiful fabric items, and whimsical artworks.

Ticket Info: Free, registration required at https://passoverday.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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Wed, Apr 24
11:00AM
Wed, Apr 24
11:00AM

workshop

Passover Objects Up Close and Personal

Join Collections Curator Bonni-Dara Michaels as she handles and sheds light on unique Passover objects from the Museum’s collection, which are currently not on view to the public. See an array of historic holiday artifacts up close – and while they are not behind glass – including traditional and modern Seder plates, Miriam cups, beautiful fabric items, and whimsical artworks.

Ticket Info: Free, registration required at https://passoverday.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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workshop

Wed, Apr 24
12:30PM
Wed, Apr 24
12:30PM

art workshop

Emboss a Metal Plaque

Create a Mizrach, a family name plate, or a decorative plaque of your choice. Choose from a selection of Hebrew fonts and design motifs to create a personally meaningful work of art for the Passover holiday.

Ticket Info: Free, registration required at https://passoverdaycraft.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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art workshop

Wed, Apr 24
02:00PM
Wed, Apr 24
02:00PM

workshop

Passover Objects Up Close and Personal

Join Collections Curator Bonni-Dara Michaels as she handles and sheds light on unique Passover objects from the Museum’s collection, which are currently not on view to the public. See an array of historic holiday artifacts up close – and while they are not behind glass – including traditional and modern Seder plates, Miriam cups, beautiful fabric items, and whimsical artworks.

Ticket Info: Free, registration required at https://passoverday.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006


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Sun, Apr 28
10:30AM
Sun, Apr 28
10:30AM

walking tour

Union Square Walking Tour with Annie Polland

Union Square is where two major roads intersected and where labor unions gathered energy, and it is also the place where Jewish history and American history intertwined in fascinating and diverse ways. Come analyze the buildings, Macy's, Tammany Hall, Margaret Sangers Planned Parenthood townhouse and come hear what Emma Goldman, Emma Lazarus and others had to say about immigration, suffrage and free love. This special walking tour ends with a behind-the-scenes look at the objects and primary sources including Emma Lazarus' handwritten manuscript of the New Colossus that inspired the tour.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at brownpapertickets.com/event/4051817 or 800-838-3006


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Sun, Apr 28
02:00PM
Sun, Apr 28
02:00PM

lecture

Using FamilySearch.org for Jewish Research

An overview of effective methods for locating records of Jewish ancestors on FamilySearch.org, a leading website for free international genealogical records. Presented by W. Todd Knowles, FamilySearch’s Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer.

Tours of the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, a FamilySearch affiliate library, will begin at 12:30 pm.

Ticket Info: Free; no reservations required


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lecture

Sun, May 19
10:30AM
Sun, May 19
10:30AM

walking tour

Union Square Walking Tour with Annie Polland

Union Square is where two major roads intersected and where labor unions gathered energy, and it is also the place where Jewish history and American history intertwined in fascinating and diverse ways. Come analyze the buildings, Macy's, Tammany Hall, Margaret Sangers Planned Parenthood townhouse and come hear what Emma Goldman, Emma Lazarus and others had to say about immigration, suffrage and free love. This special walking tour ends with a behind-the-scenes look at the objects and primary sources including Emma Lazarus' handwritten manuscript of the New Colossus that inspired the tour.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at brownpapertickets.com/event/4051817 or 800-838-3006


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Sun, Jun 09
10:30AM
Sun, Jun 09
10:30AM

walking tour

Union Square Walking Tour with Annie Polland

Union Square is where two major roads intersected and where labor unions gathered energy, and it is also the place where Jewish history and American history intertwined in fascinating and diverse ways. Come analyze the buildings, Macy's, Tammany Hall, Margaret Sangers Planned Parenthood townhouse and come hear what Emma Goldman, Emma Lazarus and others had to say about immigration, suffrage and free love. This special walking tour ends with a behind-the-scenes look at the objects and primary sources including Emma Lazarus' handwritten manuscript of the New Colossus that inspired the tour.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at brownpapertickets.com/event/4051817 or 800-838-3006


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