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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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 the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania as well as the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard's Kennedy School in 2004. 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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06 | Sep
07:00PM
06 | Sep
07:00PM

lecture

Adam Michnik Discusses Anti-Semitism in 20th- Century Poland

Adam Michnik discusses the history of Anti-Semitism – and efforts to resist it – in 20th-century Poland based on his book Against Anti-Semitism: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Polish Writings.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 YIVO members at yivo.org/Michnik


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lecture

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

12 | Sep
06:30PM
12 | Sep
06:30PM

family history today

Genealogical Resources in Yeshiva University Library's Special Collections

Join us for an illustrated overview of the major primary sources for Jewish genealogical research held by Yeshiva University Library's Special Collections. These include a range of archival collections and manuscripts from Germany, Hungary, and the United States, primarily dating from the mid-18th through early 20th centuries.

About the Speaker: Shulamith (Shuli) Z. Berger is the Curator of Special Collections at Yeshiva University's Mendel Gottesman Library. She is co-curator of the Library’s online exhibits: "Einstein and Yeshiva University" and "Echoes of Auras: Memorbuch of a Jewish Community" (library.yu.edu/digital), and writes for the Library’s blog at blogs.yu.edu/library.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at bpt.me/3568854 or 800-838-3006


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12 | Sep
07:00PM
12 | Sep
07:00PM

concert

Reverberations: Music for Unaccompanied Violin by J.S. Bach and Its Influence on Later Works

Eugene Drucker, a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, performs works for solo violin by J.S. Bach and other composers interspersed with readings from his novel, The Savior, based partly on his father’s experiences as a musician in Nazi Germany.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 LBI members, seniors, students at bpt.me/3575767 or 800-838-3006


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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. Architectural historian Anthony W. Robins shares rare recorded interviews with these three visionaries and explores how they helped to 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 password 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

16 | Sep
11:00AM
16 | Sep
11:00AM

walking tour

Exploring Ladies Mile: A Look at the Merchants Who Built the City's Grand Emporiums and the Fashionable Women Who Shopped There

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. Meet in the Center for Jewish History’s 16th Street lobby at 11 am.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at ladiesmile.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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16 | Sep
01:00PM
16 | Sep
01:00PM

commemoration

Nusakh Vilne Memorial

Join us in commemorating the Jewish community of Vilna. The program includes poetry, music, and a short film and discussion with David Fishman on the Paper Brigade, a group of Jewish intellectuals who risked their lives to save books and documents from destruction during the Holocaust.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/NusakhVilne2018


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commemoration

17 | Sep
07:00PM
17 | Sep
07:00PM

lecture

Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus

Professor Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis will present new research on the remarkable courtyard houses of the Farhi and other important Sephardic families in late 18th-/early 19th -century Damascus. Her analysis of architecture and décor offers a lens into the Damascene Jewish community and its interaction with Ottoman culture.

Ticket Info: $15 at bpt.me/3567676 or 800-838-3006


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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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holidays and closures

20 | Sep
07:00PM
20 | Sep
07:00PM

not just funny girl: jewish american women in comedy

Love, Gilda: The Eternal Spirit of Gilda Radner

Love Gilda: the Eternal Spirit of Gilda Radner (2018, 90 minutes) lets us reconnect with the beloved comedian. The film beautifully weaves together recently discovered audiotapes of Radner, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and diaries read by comedians.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $7 AJHS/CJH members, seniors, students at bpt.me/3582551 or 800-838-3006; $12 at the door


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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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holidays and closures

24 | Sep
24 | Sep

holidays and closures

The Center is closed Monday, September 24 for 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

26 | Sep
07:00PM
26 | Sep
07:00PM

panel discussion & poetry reading

"Give Me Your Tired...": Poem, 135 Years Old, Makes Waves

Emma Lazarus’s “The New Colossus” is perhaps this country’s most famous poem, and recent immigration controversies have thrust it into the headlines, from Stephen Miller’s comments to recent Independence Day protests. Esther Schor analyzes the recent wave of media attention.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $7 AJHS members, seniors, students at bpt.me/3582661 or 800-838-3006; $12 at the door


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panel discussion & poetry reading

27 | Sep
07:30PM
27 | Sep
07:30PM

concert

Souvenirs, in Memory of a Friend: Music by Barber, Schnittke and Shostakovich

Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performs Barber's "Souvenirs" Ballet Suite, op.28 (with video installation by Joseph Safranovich); Schnittke’s "Gogol Suite"; Shostakovich's Concertino for Two pianos, op.94; and Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata, op.4.

Made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at bpt.me/3569870 or 800-838-3006


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concert

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

03 | Oct
07:00PM
03 | Oct
07:00PM

not just funny girl: jewish american women in comedy

The Legacy of Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers’ pioneering work as a female comedian left an indelible impression on America’s collective memory. Come watch highlights of her work, and hear from Rivers’ niece, Caroline Waxler, and comedian Judy Gold, on how her work continues to inspire today.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 AJHS/CJH members, seniors, students at bpt.me/3582644 or 800-838-3006; $18 at the door


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03 | Oct
07:00PM
03 | Oct
07:00PM

book launch

In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times

Join us for the release of In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times, a new collection of Yiddish tales edited by David Stromberg. Hosted by Debra Caplan, the event  features readings from the tales and a discussion of the collection's genesis and translation process.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/Yiddish-Tales-for-Modern-Times


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book launch

07 | Oct
10:30AM
07 | Oct
10:30AM

walking tour

Union Square Walking Tour with Annie Polland and Andrew Dolkart

Union Square comprised the intersection of two major roads, and where Jewish and American history intertwined. Come hear about the buildings—Macy’s, Tammany Hall, Planned Parenthood townhouse, about Emma Goldman and Emma Lazarus, and get a behind-the-scenes look at Lazarus’ handwritten poems. Ticket includes admission to Celebrating 20 Years of the Straus Historical Society at 15 W. 16th Street at 1:30 pm.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at bpt.me/3582715 or 800-838-3006


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walking tour

07 | Oct
10:30AM
07 | Oct
10:30AM

celebration

Celebrating 20 Years of the Straus Historical Society

10:30am Walking Tour including Macy’s on 14th St. (separate ticket required)
12:00pm Pop-up Exhibition in the Steinberg Great Hall
1:30pm Panel discussion

The German-Jewish family that built Macy’s into an iconic retailer also left an indelible legacy in American politics and society. After an optional morning walking tour of Union Square and a pop-up exhibition of artifacts from Macy’s, the Titanic, and more, a panel including Hasia Diner (NYU) and Rabbi Joanna Samuels (Educational Alliance) discusses the Straus family’s journey from peddlers to public servants and philanthropists.

Ticket Info: 10 general; $5 AJHS/LBI members at 800-838-3006


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celebration

07 | Oct
07:00PM
07 | Oct
07:00PM

concert

American Sephardi Music Festival

Sophisticated Sephardi sounds will be heard at the second edition of the American Sephardi Music Festival. Featuring world-class artists who reflect the rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities, the ASMF is a proud partner of the renowned Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques in Essaouira, Morocco.

Ticket Info: $25 / $40 (VIP); Festival Pass: $100 / $120 (VIP); Pomegranate Card Holders Festival Pass: $75 (VIP)


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concert

08 | Oct
07:00PM
08 | Oct
07:00PM

concert

American Sephardi Music Festival

Sophisticated Sephardi sounds will be heard at the second edition of the American Sephardi Music Festival. Featuring world-class artists who reflect the rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities, the ASMF is a proud partner of the renowned Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques in Essaouira, Morocco.

Ticket Info: $25 / $40 (VIP); Festival Pass: $100 / $120 (VIP); Pomegranate Card Holders Festival Pass: $75 (VIP)


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concert

09 | Oct
07:30PM
09 | Oct
07:30PM

book launch

Historical Atlas of Hasidism by Marvin Wodziński

Historical Atlas of Hasidism is the first cartographic reference book on one of the modern era's most vibrant and important mystical movements. The event features a presentation by Marcin Wodziński, who will then be joined by David Biale for a conversation.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/Historical-Atlas


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book launch

11 | Oct
07:00PM
11 | Oct
07:00PM

exhibit opening

Nosotros 2.0: Connecting the Latino and Jewish Communities

The second edition of “Nosotros,” an exhibition composed of pieces by Latino artists celebrating the shared history and culture of Jewish and Latino communities, and expressing hope for a more positive future. Latin American artistry is rich with Sephardi and Crypto-Jewish allusions and symbols.

Ticket Info: $10 at 800-838-3006


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exhibit opening

15 | Oct
06:30PM
15 | Oct
06:30PM

conversation

First Person: Margalit Fox

"Why isn't the Oscar Slater case better known? It's about racism, antisemitism, xenophobia. Not relevant to today? Think again."

Margalit Fox wrote more than 1,400 obituaries during her career at The New York Times, gaining a legion of fans with her exquisite prose and eye for quirky details. Now she brings her superb storytelling to a long-forgotten 20th-century murder case—and to Oscar Slater, the Jewish immigrant who was framed for the crime. Margalit joins author Ruth Franklin for a wide ranging First Person conversation about her fascinating career, her favorite obits, and her new book, Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World’s Most Famous Detective Writer.

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


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About the Speakers:

A retired senior writer at The New York Times, Margalit Fox is considered one the foremost explanatory writers and literary stylists in American journalism. As a longtime member of the newspaper’s celebrated Obituary News Department, she has written the front-page public sendoffs of some of the leading cultural figures of our age. (Conan Doyle for the Defense is in many ways a fond belated obituary—for the long-overlooked Oscar Slater, an immigrant Everyman treated inexcusably by history.) Fox’s previous book, The Riddle of the Labyrinth, won the William Saroyan Prize for International Writing. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, the writer and critic George Robinson.


Ruth Franklin is a book critic, a biographer, and a former editor at The New Republic. Her work appears in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The New YorkerThe New York Review of Books, and Harper’s. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in biography, a Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library, a Leon Levy Fellowship in biography, and the Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism. Her first book, A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction (Oxford University Press, 2011), was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Her biography Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2016) won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2016, a Time magazine top nonfiction book of 2016, and a “best book of 2016” by The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, and others.


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conversation

16 | Oct
06:30PM
16 | Oct
06:30PM

lecture

Stories of a Lifetime

One of the critical steps in genealogical research might not seem so obvious – to capture known relatives’ memories before they are forgotten or gone. Filmmaker Walter Schlomann shares his expertise recording family video biographies, and the rewards of documenting one’s family history. Learn tips and insights on how to research and record your own video histories, and how these stories impact the interviewee, the families, and future generations.  This presentation includes excerpts of evocative biographical videos produced by Walter, which run the gamut of life’s circumstances and emotions and collectively reflect the Jewish-American experience of the last 100 years.

An ASL interpreter may be made available if requested in advance.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at bpt.me/3569892 or 800-838-3006


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About the Speaker:

Walter Schlomann is an award-winning editor, director, and producer of independent films, television programs, music videos, documentaries, and promotional videos, whose work has aired on PBS, TV Land, History Channel, Biography Channel, and Comedy Central. He is also the founder of Heritage Media Group, a boutique video company whose specialty is producing personal video biographies.  Having interviewed people from all walks of life, Walter’s passion is telling stories that inform and entertain.


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lecture

16 | Oct
07:00PM
16 | Oct
07:00PM

ny premiere screening

Restoring Tomorrow

The Wilshire Boulevard Temple, an LA treasure built by the original Hollywood moguls, faces demise. But a community determines to achieve the impossible. This is a story that deserves its own film, and fortunately Aaron Wolf, the grandson of Rabbi Alfred Wolf, is a filmmaker.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $7 AJHS/LBI/CJH members, seniors, students at bpt.me/3582576 or 800-838-3006; $12 at the door


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ny premiere screening

17 | Oct
03:00PM
17 | Oct
03:00PM

multimedia lecture

Nudge, Wink in Whitechapel: Secret Histories from the Lyrics of the Cockney-Yiddish Music Hall at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

From the late 1890s, a vibrant Yiddish music hall developed in the East End of London. Immigrant writers wrote heartfelt and humorous songs about their experiences. This talk analyzes songs uncovering previously untold histories.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at yivo.org/Nudge-Wink


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multimedia lecture

18 | Oct
07:00PM
18 | Oct
07:00PM

staged reading

We Are Going to Be Lucky: A World War II Love Story in Letters

What happens when WWII separates a young, idealistic American Jewish couple? Find out when actors Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black) and David Basche (The Exes) read the couple’s letters from the new book We Are Going to Be Lucky.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 AJHS members, seniors, students at bpt.me/3582678 or 800-838-3006; $18 at the door


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staged reading

21 | Oct
01:00PM
21 | Oct
01:00PM

walking tour

Sanctuary in the Heights: Migration and Memory in Washington Heights

Rob Snyder, author of the book Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City, leads a walking tour and panel discussion in the northern Manhattan neighborhood once known as “Frankfurt on the Hudson” for its large population of German-Jewish refugees. Eight decades later, the neighborhood is still a vibrant home for new immigrant communities. See lbi.org/in-the-heights for meeting location.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 CJH/Partner members, seniors, students at 800-838-3006


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walking tour

21 | Oct
02:00PM
21 | Oct
02:00PM

lecture

Branching Out from Sepharad: Solving a Converso Mystery, with Sarina Roffe

Sarina Roffé, professional genealogist and founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project and author of Branching Out from Sepharad, outlines the history and expulsion of Jews in Spain, their history in Syria and immigration to the Americas. She discusses the Kassin rabbinic dynasty from the 12th century to the 50-year leadership of Rabbi Jacob S. Kassin in Brooklyn and solves a Converso mystery. 

Ticket Info: $5 at the door; free for JGS, ASF, NYG&B members


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lecture

22 | Oct
07:00PM
22 | Oct
07:00PM

lecture

Synagogues of Iran: Design and Development in Urban Context

Professor Mohammad Gharipour discusses his research and recently published book, Synagogues of the Islamic World, which explores how the architecture of synagogues in Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa responded to contextual issues and traditions.

Ticket Info: $15 at bpt.me/3567682 or 800-838-3006


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lecture

23 | Oct
07:00PM
23 | Oct
07:00PM

panel discussion

The Man Who Made the Movies

Join us for a panel discussion celebration the publication of The Man who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox. A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 AJHS members, seniors, students at bpt.me/3582684 or 800-838-3006; $12 at the door


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panel discussion

25 | Oct
07:00PM
25 | Oct
07:00PM

history matters

Jews, Politics, and the 2018 Midterm Elections

As we approach the much anticipated 2018 midterm elections, CNN Political Analyst and Princeton University Professor Julian Zelizor and others discuss the shifting political landscape, the Jewish vote, and why history matters.

History Matters is made possible by the generous support of Dina and Jonathan Leader.

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


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history matters

28 | Oct
02:00PM
28 | Oct
02:00PM

book talk

First Person: Jamie Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein’s eldest daughter, Jamie Bernstein, shares a rare and intimate look at her father on the centennial of his birth in her new memoir, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein. Join Jamie and Broadway performer Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof) for conversation and a selection of the Maestro's most famous songs. Book signing follows the program.

Co-presented by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

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


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About the Speakers:

Jamie Bernstein is a writer, broadcaster, filmmaker and concert narrator. In addition to writing her many articles and concert narrations, Jamie travels extensively, speaking about music as well as about her father, Leonard Bernstein. Jamie’s film documentary, Crescendo: The Power of Music has won numerous prizes and is now available on Netflix. Jamie’s memoir, Famous Father Girl, was published by HarperCollins in June of 2018.


Grammy nominated artist, Alexandra Silber recently completed a run on Broadway as Tzeitel in the Tony-nominated revival of Fiddler on the Roof. She made her professional acting debut in London’s West End at age 21, and her Broadway debut in 2011, playing opposite Tony-Award winner Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally’s Master Class. Alexandra has performed in Carnegie Hall, across the country and around the globe and is the author of the novel, After Anatevka, and her memoir, White Hot Grief Parade.


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book talk

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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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