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 sonnet, “The New Colossus,” is perhaps this country’s most famous poem, and recent immigration policies and controversies have thrust both statue and poem into the headlines, from Stephen Miller’s press conference to recent Independence Day protests. Esther Schor, Princeton Professor of English and author of Emma Lazarus, analyzes the recent wave of media attention. To what extent is the Statue of Liberty under fire, and to what extent is she inspiring poetry and actions that uphold her ideals? A panel of respondents include: Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, Christina Greer, political scientist, commentator and author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration and the Pursuit of the American Dream, Amy King, poet and co-curator of the Guardian’s “Huddled Masses…” feature.

AJHS is home to the Emma Lazarus Papers, famously including a handwritten version of Lazarus’ "The New Colossus."

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

concert

Souvenirs, In Memory of Joseph Safronovich, a Friend and Colleague: 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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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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not just funny girl: jewish american women in comedy

07 | Oct
04:00PM
07 | Oct
04:00PM

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.

Schedule 4:00 PM - Renan Koen
5:00 PM - Adam Maalouf
8:00 PM - New York Andalus Ensemble

Ticket Info: $20 / $30 (VIP); Festival Pass: $75 / $100 (VIP) at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3583651 or 800-838-3006


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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.

Schedule 4:00PM - Lara Bello
6:00PM - Renan Koen
8:00PM - Yemen Blues

Ticket Info: $20 / $30 (VIP); Festival Pass: $75 / $100 (VIP) at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3583651 or 800-838-3006


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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