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 Alexandrian Summer
 
Book Launch and Screening
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society)
American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Join us for a book launch, reading, and screening to celebrate the translation of Yitzhak Gormezano-Gorens groundbreaking novel Alexandrian Summer into English.

For the occasion, we will premiere a documentary by renowned filmmaker and NYU alum Amit Goren (Year 66 was Good for Tourism), the son-in-law of Yitzhak Gormezano-Goren, who has put together a new documentary especially for this event. The film is based on the trip of the Gormezano-Goren family – based both in Tel-Aviv and in LA.

We will be honored to host, Egyptian-born, Israeli-based novelist and playwright Yitzhak Gormezano-Goren for this event, as well as Yale Comparative Literature Professor Hannan Hever, for a reading and conversation after the screening.

Alexandrian Summer will be the first translation from Gormezano-Gorens acclaimed work into English. A key figure in Mizrahi culture in Israel, Gormezano-Goren has written numerous novels, plays, and has founded the groundbreaking academic journal Direction: Eastward. First published in 1979 in Hebrew, Alexandrian Summer became a milestone in Mizrahi literature and culture in Israel: it tells the story of two Jewish families living their frenzied last days in the cosmopolitan social whirl of Alexandria just before migrating to Israel in 1951.

Presented in partnership with the Mizrahi Film Series, the Taub Center for Israel Studies, The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Department, and the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University.

 Comics and the Jews
 
Panel Discussion & Auction
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society)
American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Join us for a meet & greet with the key Jewish figures of the comic industry, a panel on history of Jews and their formative contribution to the establishment of the comic books industry in the U.S., and a special silent art auction. The panel will feature Karen Green, Danny Fingeroth, Arie Kaplan, and Paul Levitz. The panel will be followed by a special silent auction of a limited edition of a comic book written especially for the event, featuring works by prominent Jewish comic writers like Roy Thomas, Rich Buckler, Ellen Weiss, Joe Staton, Jerry Ordway, and others.

 Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Murder of Leon Klinghoffer aboard the Achille Lauro
 
An Evening of Conversation & Stories
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society & Center for Jewish History)
American Jewish Historical Society & Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:
On October 8, 1985, terrorists representing the Palestinian Liberation Organization stormed the Achille Lauro cruise ship, murdering Leon Klinghoffer, who was vacationing with his wife and friends. His tragic death became a rallying cry in the fight against terrorism. In the ensuing years the story was co-opted and re-told through the lens of popular culture. Join us as Ilsa Klinghoffer and Lisa Klinghoffer and other special guests reveal their stories publicly for the first time.

 Crossfire
 
First Response: Postwar Cinema and the Holocaust Film Series
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History and American Jewish Historical Society)
Center for Jewish History and American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Directed by Edward Dmytryk, Crossfire (1947) is an Academy Award-nominated film noir that was one of the first films to raise the subject of anti-Semitism in the postwar U.S., along with the better-known Gentlemens Agreement. Crossfire stars Robert Mitchum and Robert Young as police investigators gradually piecing together the fragments of the night leading to the brutal killing of an innocent Jewish man.

Discussant: Thomas Doherty, Brandeis University.

The series: In 1945 World War II ended, and the horrors of the Holocaust were exposed to the world. Filmmakers began to engage with the difficult subject, first in documentaries and then in feature films. This series explores films of the immediate postwar era produced in the US, Poland, Germany, and Soviet Union. Coming from both sides of the Iron Curtain, these four films present international cinemas first responses to the Holocaust. They reflect a range of perspectives from victims to perpetrators, from fighters to bystanders, from insiders to outsiders. The films—some classic, some forgotten—cast a long shadow, influencing both later Holocaust representations and our present understanding of the catastrophic events.

First Response Film Series has been supported by a generous grant from The David Berg Foundation.

 Ida
 
Film & Discussion
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History, YIVO Institute and Fordham University)
Center for Jewish History, YIVO Institute and Fordham University
City: New York

Additional Notes:
October 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark document “Nostra Aetate,” issued at the Second Vatican Council, a document that changed the direction of Jewish-Catholic dialogue. The program will include the showing of the acclaimed Oscar winning film Ida followed by discussion with Magda Teter, Fordham University; Jonathan Brent, Executive Director of YIVO, and Father Guy Massie, Chair, Catholic-Jewish Relations for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and Road to the 1916 Easter Rising
 
Historian Shane Kenna launches his groundbreaking biography of Jeremiah ODonovan Rossa on the centenary of his iconic funeral, a milestone on the road to the Rising. In conversation with historian Terry Golway.
 
Venue: ( The American Irish Historical Society)
The American Irish Historical Society
Producer: ( Glucksman Ireland House NYU and the American Irish Historical Society)
Glucksman Ireland House NYU and the American Irish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:

Jeremiah ODonovan Rossa was a New York-based Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. His life as an Irish Fenian is well documented, but he is perhaps known best in death for the graveside oration given at his funeral by Pádraig Pearse.


Shane Kenna will speak in dialog with historian Terry Golway, author of Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom, who will launch the newly revised and edited version of his riveting biography of one of the key figures in forging the American connection to Irish republicanism.


Co-sponsored by American Irish Historical Society and Glucksman Ireland House at New York University.


Presented, in part, with the support of Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and the Consulate General of Ireland in New York.


 Manor House Tour and Lecture with Orin Finkle
 
Experience the richness of Long Island's Gold Coast heritage!
 
Venue: ( Mill Neck Manor House)
Mill Neck Manor House
Producer: ( The Mill Neck Family of Organizations)
The Mill Neck Family of Organizations
City: Mill Neck

Additional Notes:
The Mill Neck Family of Organizations is pleased to welcome back noted Gold Coast historian Orin Finkle, who will once again present Reflections of a Bygone Era, his lectures and slide show featuring the mansions, gardens and people of early 1900s Long Island. The event, taking place on Thursday, October 22, will be held at Mill Neck Manor, a magnificent Tudor Revival mansion. It begins at 6:30 pm with a docent-led tour of the mansion, followed by Finkle's presentation at 7:30 pm. The cost is $30 per person and includes the tour, lecture and light refreshments. Finkle, who has the largest private archive of period Long Island mansion material in the country, has been compiling his collection for over thirty years. It has been a true labor of love. He says, Evolving into a Gatsby era writer and historian has been a wonderful experience. I am an Adelphi University graduate accountant by profession who currently seeks an escape from the numbers world of financial statements and corporate income tax returns.Finkle's mission is to keep the memories of our rich Gold Coast heritage alive for future generations to enjoy, cherish and hopefully, pass on. His passion for locating historical photos and information of once prominent estates attracts owners of unique properties to his website, househistorian.com.Over the years Finkle has lectured at numerous colleges, libraries and historic societies. He has recently been written about in Newsday and has appeared on News 12 Long Island. Finkle himself has written over 200 articles on country estates and high society for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Town & Country, North Shore magazine and The Leader, a Locust Valley paper.

 Manor House Tour and Lecture with Victoria Crosby
 
Do you know the backstory of the REAL Downton Abbey?
 
Venue: ( Mill Neck Manor House)
Mill Neck Manor House
Producer: ( The Mill Neck Family of Organizations)
The Mill Neck Family of Organizations
City: Mill Neck

Additional Notes:
The Mill Neck Family of Organizations is pleased to welcome Victoria Crosby, noted journalist and poet, to Mill Neck Manor House where she will present Do you know the backstory of the real Downton Abbey? The event, taking place on Thursday, October 1, will begin at 6:30 pm with a brief, docent-led tour of the Manor House, a magnificent Tudor Revival mansion. Crosby's presentation will follow the tour. Admission is $30 per person and includes the tour, lecture and light refreshments.

 Our Children
 
First Response: Postwar Cinema and the Holocaust Film Series
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Polands last Yiddish feature film, Our Children (1948) tells the story of Jewish orphans living in the Polish countryside after World War II. The Yiddish comedy duo Shimon Dzigan and Israel Shumacher struggle to come to terms with the Holocaust upon visiting an orphanage where they encounter childrens awe-inspiring resilience.

Discussants: Atina Grossman, The Cooper Union, and Gabriel Finder, University of Virginia

The series: In 1945 World War II ended, and the horrors of the Holocaust were exposed to the world. Filmmakers began to engage with the difficult subject, first in documentaries and then in feature films. This series explores films of the immediate postwar era produced in the US, Poland, Germany, and Soviet Union. Coming from both sides of the Iron Curtain, these four films present international cinemas first responses to the Holocaust. They reflect a range of perspectives from victims to perpetrators, from fighters to bystanders, from insiders to outsiders. The films—some classic, some forgotten—cast a long shadow, influencing both later Holocaust representations and our present understanding of the catastrophic events.

First Response Film Series has been supported by a generous grant from The David Berg Foundation.

 Shmita--on the Eve of Rosh Hashana
 
Panel Discussion
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Yeshiva University Museum)
Yeshiva University Museum
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Explore the dynamic process through which the ancient custom of shmita was recreated in the modern era, as well as the vibrant meaning and potential impact it has today. On the eve of the Jewish New Year, this panel discussion will bring to life the resonance of shmita in our daily lives. The program complements YUMs special exhibition, Fields of Dreams: Living Shmita in the Modern World.

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