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"Native Genius"
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
 
In Conjunction with the Exhibit "By Dawn's Early Light"
 
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:
Join us for an evening of lively and interactive 19th-century theater featuring the drama, comedy, music and poetry of Jewish playwrights and artists from the pre-Civil War period. In conjunction with the exhibition By Dawn’s Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War, on view through June 30.

75 Years Since "Kristallnacht"
Sunday, November 10, 2013
 
Film, Lecture and Panel Discussion
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Leo Baeck Institute and Selfhelp Community Services, Inc)
Leo Baeck Institute and Selfhelp Community Services, Inc
City: New York

Additional Notes:
"Refuge" gives voice to the last remaining generation of survivors of Nazi persecution, retracing the lives of current residents of Chicago’s Selfhelp home for refugees. Sam Kassow (Trinity College) will lend historical context to their stories of courage and resilience.

A Bookstore in Six Chapters & Once Upon a Time at 55th and Hoover
Monday, March 17, 2014
 
17th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Sephardi Federation)
American Sephardi Federation
City: New York

Additional Notes:
A Bookstore in Six Chapters
Renee Saltiel and Solon Molho grew up in one of the greatest Sephardic Jewish communities, Salonika, or Thessaloniki, in today's Greece. 90,000 Jews lived there before WWII and by the time the Germans had rounded up the city's Jews, almost none were left. A few returned. Renee and Solon did manage to survive, thanks to a Spanish diplomat and some very brave Greek families. Writer/Director: Edward Serotta. Vienna, 2013. 25 mins. Produced by Centropa in cooperation with the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Jewish Museum Thessaloniki.

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Once Upon a Time at 55th and Hoover
In the early 20th century 300 Sephardic families from Rhodes emigrated to Los Angeles (USA) and established a Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) language neighborhood in the area around 55th St and Hoover, in South Central Los Angeles. A century later the last survivors of that generation tell the story of the community and reflect upon their vanishing language and culture. Director: Andrés Enrique-Arias. USA and Spain, 2013. 28 mins. English and Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) w/English subtitles.

A Guide for the Perplexed - A Conversation with Dara Horn
Monday, January 27, 2014 through Tuesday, January 28, 2014
 
Join us for a special conversation with the author in combination with viewing a Yeshiva University Museum exhibition
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Yeshiva University Museum)
Yeshiva University Museum
City: New York

Additional Notes:
In her critically acclaimed new novel, A Guide for the Perplexed, Dara Horn uses the Cairo Geniza as the backdrop for a powerful story about our search for knowledge, intimacy and enlightenment. Intertwining the remarkable story of the Geniza's discovery with a dramatic contemporary tale of a futuristic software program that records everything its users do, A Guide is a riveting story and an insightful meditation on the power and limits of human imagination, as well as on the tension between faith and reason.

Join us for a special conversation with the author in combination with a viewing of Yeshiva University Museum’s Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue. Featured in the exhibition are two manuscripts by Moses Maimonides, including a draft of a portion of his Guide for the Perplexed, one of the greatest philosophical works of the Middle Ages – and an inspiration for Horn’s novelistic tour-de-force. Guests are invited to visit the exhibition before the program, beginning at 6:45pm.

American Jerusalem
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 through Tuesday, February 18, 2014
 
Film and Panel Discussion
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Leo Baeck Institute, American Jewish Historical Society & The National Center for Jewish Film)
Leo Baeck Institute, American Jewish Historical Society & The National Center for Jewish Film
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Jewish immigrants played a central role in transforming San Francisco from a sleepy village to a thriving metropolis. In the process they reinvented themselves as well, becoming a distinctly new kind of Jew—a San Francisco Jew. Join us for a screening of a new documentary about this transformation, followed by a discussion in which a panel of scholars will explore the intertwined destinies of San Francisco and the Jews who settled there.

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Monday, October 21, 2013 through Tuesday, October 22, 2013
 
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Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( john meek)
john meek
City: New York

Additional Notes:
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Between Words and Music: Letters and Stories
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 through Thursday, December 05, 2013
 
Performed by Phoenix Chamber Ensemble
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History, Leo Baeck Institute and Phoenix Chamber Ensemble)
Center for Jewish History, Leo Baeck Institute and Phoenix Chamber Ensemble
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Francis Poulenc, "Story of Babar" for piano and narrator
Inessa Zaretsky, Music on the poetry of Carl Sandburg
Robert Schumann, Piano Quartet, Op.47

Catherine Cho-violin
Daniel Panner-viola
Robert LaRue-cello
Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky-piano

This program is made possible through the generous support of Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Blavatnik.

Click here for special subscription price of $40/$25 for all four 2013-14 Phoenix concerts.

Beyond the Myth of the Shtetl
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 through Thursday, March 20, 2014
 
Book Talk
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
City: New York

Additional Notes:
In his new book, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern (Northwestern University) challenges popular misconceptions of the shtetl as an isolated Jewish village stricken with poverty and pogroms, and explains why shtetls in the 18th and 19th centuries were thriving, dynamic Jewish societies.

Breaking the Wall
Monday, March 17, 2014 through Tuesday, March 18, 2014
 
17th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Sephardi Federation)
American Sephardi Federation
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Dr. Vicki Shiran led a major social struggle for equal rights and for the advancement of Mizrahim in Israel for 30 years until her untimely death in 2004. Shiran’s story is also the story of the rise, and some say the fall, of the social struggle for equality that has characterized Israel in the past 40 years. Writer/Director: Yitzhak Halutzi. Israel, 2012. 66mins. Hebrew w/English subtitles. Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker and Dr. Shiran’s daughter, Ofrit.

Buy tickets to both screenings this evening at a special rate as part of the Sephardic Jewish Film Festival! Click HERE

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Charles Valentin Alkan
Monday, November 18, 2013 through Tuesday, November 19, 2013
 
His Life and Music
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History YIVO Institute & Mannes College of Music)
Center for Jewish History YIVO Institute & Mannes College of Music
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Concert and Lecture

Alkan (1813-1888) was a remarkable and enigmatic composer and virtuoso pianist—and a friend and rival of Chopin and Liszt. This year marks the 200th anniversary of his birth. Alkan’s family roots were in Metz, but he was born and lived most of his life in Paris. His striking compositions reflect his intellect and culture as well as his strictly Orthodox upbringing. Students from Mannes College, The New School for Music perform a wide range of Alkan’s music, including solo piano, chamber, concerted and vocal works. Many of the works played at this event will be New York premieres. Donald Wagner, a leading authority on Alkan, will offer comments and context on Alkan’s life and music. Fifty years ago, New York was the site of an event that galvanized the modern revival of interest in Alkan.

Among the pieces that will be included are:
Le Festin d'Esope (from Op. 39 Douze Etudes)
Le Vent (from Op. 15 Trois Morceaux)
Andante with strings in C sharp major (from Op. 13 Trois Andantes)
2er Verset du 41me Psaume for soprano and piano

and selections from the chamber music, Esquisses Op. 63, Preludes Op. 31 and Les Mois Op. 74

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