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 ’We cannot ignore this opportunity for service’
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History, American Jewish Historical Society & Leo Baeck Institute)
Center for Jewish History, American Jewish Historical Society & Leo Baeck Institute
City: New York

Additional Notes:
In the late 1930s, Phi Epsilon Pi, a Jewish collegiate fraternity, undertook an expansive national effort to bring over dozens of Central European Jewish refugees who were previously expelled from universities due to the rise of Nazism. This aid work invites new frameworks for understanding American Jewish communal efforts on behalf of European Jewry in the years leading up to World War II. Shira Kohn, CJH Taube/Koret Early Career Scholar Fellow, will present new research. Rebecca Kobrin (Columbia University), respondent.

 Burning Words
 
Exhibition Opening
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:
6 pm: Curators on hand during public viewing of exhibit
6:30 pm: Talk by Elisheva Carlebach, Columbia University
7 pm: Wine and cheese reception

One of the earliest controversies in Jewish-Christian relations was the 16th-century debate over whether Jews should be allowed to publish books on Jewish theology. These discussions took place within the framework of the Renaissance and the rise of humanism, leading to a weakening of the Churchs influence on theology and science and emphasizing the importance of the individual. This talk will focus on Johann Reuchlin, a German scholar of the period, who strongly advocated in favor of Jewish books, stressing the importance of Jewish ideas in the Christian world. He appealed to fairness, reason and due process and was one of the first to place Jews alongside Christians as part of the discourse on legal and human rights.

 DaVinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side
 

 
Venue: ( The Palm Beaches Theatre)
The Palm Beaches Theatre
Producer: ( Palm Beaches Theatre)
Palm Beaches Theatre
City: Manalapan

Additional Notes:
Mark Rodgers, curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions, is the creator and host of “Discover DaVinci and Michelangelo: Side by Side.” He takes audiences on a journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes DaVinci and Michelangelo. This inspirational multi-media presentation compares and contrasts the two greatest geniuses of the Italian Renaissance. This historically accurate voyage is accompanied with video, animations of machines, artwork, inventions, paintings and sculptures. This event relates DaVinci and Michelangelo to our modern times by understanding and appreciating these timeless geniuses.

 Flory's Flame
 
Film & Discussion
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society and American Sephardi Federation)
American Jewish Historical Society and American Sephardi Federation
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Meet Flory Jagoda. Her trilling voice invokes the soulful musical Altarac family, whose heritage stretches back to pre-Inquisition Spain. Florys Flame introduces us to the legendary Sephardi musician who shares her inspiring life story interwoven with original songs. Post-screening conversation featuring Flory Jagoda.

 Heritage Rediscovered
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:
More than a quarter-century has passed since the Communist regime collapsed in Slovakia. During that time the country has undergone dramatic changes, achieving its independence and joining NATO and the European Union: indeed, in 2016 it will take up the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time. How have these changes affected the life of the Jewish community, and what is the present condition of Slovak Jewish heritage? Dr. Maroš Borský from Bratislava, Slovakia's capital, will join us to discuss the overall situation of Jewish heritage, significant projects and future developments. In 2012, Dr. Borský established a new Jewish Community Museum in the citys only surviving synagogue, and currently serves as the museum's director and curator. He will speak about the success of the museum and describe how Slovakia's Jewish community has endeavored to preserve its precious heritage.

A native of Bratislava, Dr. Maroš Borský studied art history and Jewish studies in Bratislava, Regensburg, London, Jerusalem and Heidelberg. From 2001 to 2006, he was the curator of the Slovak National Museum – Museum of Jewish Culture, where he founded and oversaw a project to document synagogue architecture in Slovakia. Dr. Borský is the Director of the Jewish Community Museum and the Slovak Jewish Heritage Center in Bratislava.

 Kosher USA
 
Book Talk and Food Tastings
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society)
American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Kosher USA follows the journey of kosher foods through the modern industrial food system, traces how iconic products such as Coca Cola tried to become kosher, what made Manischewitz wine the very first kosher name brand to gain an African American audience, and more.

 The People and the Book
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History & The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life)
Center for Jewish History & The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, a global religious leader, philosopher and bestselling author, will explore how words and texts have powerfully shaped 4,000 years of Jewish history and how Jews have gone about interpreting, treasuring, and adding to texts through times of political challenges and cultural changes.

 The Rise of a New Judaism in Latin America
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:
An unprecedented wave of mass conversions over the past two decades is creating a new kind of Judaism in Latin America as converts establish communities from the ground up. Stemming from a larger continental shift away from Catholicism toward Evangelicalism, conversions are creating new Jewish communities from Mexico to Chile. Rejected by traditional Jews in their countries and lacking a historical connection to Judaism, converts are offering new answers to old questions about what it means to be Jewish. Graciela Mochkofsky, a leading Argentine journalist and former Prins Foundation Fellow at the Center for Jewish History, will provide insights into this unusual phenomenon.

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