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"What If" in American Jewish History and Contemporary Jewish Life
 
Live Broadcast Begins at 7:30 p.m.
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( The Bernard Revel Graduate School for Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University)
The Bernard Revel Graduate School for Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Shown live on the Jewish Broadcast Service, this event will launch Professor Jeffrey S. Gurocks latest book, The Holocaust Averted: An Alternate History of American Jewry, 1938–1967 (Rutgers University Press).

The Holocaust Averted has already been lauded as a “provocative, path-breaking book… filled with familiar characters in unfamiliar and intriguing roles that is sure to challenge—and, quite possibly, to infuriate readers.”

This intriguing work considers what might have happened to the Jewish community in the United States if the Holocaust had never occurred and forces readers to contemplate how the road to acceptance and empowerment for todays American Jews could have been harder than it actually was.

Join the audience as Professor Gurock and Rabbi Golub explore many reasonable historical alternatives grounded in what is actually known about the tumultuous, catastrophic and climatic 30 years that bridge the beginnings of the Holocaust, the rise of the State of Israel and Israels triumph in the Six Day War, and what this novel approach to history tells about the real world that Jews live in today.

Book signing and collation to follow.

A Family Fun Night of Baseball
 
In celebration of the Pop-Up Exhibition Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American
 
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 a special event for all ages: A Family Fun Night of Baseball, in celebration of Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, a pop-up exhibition from Philadelphias National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) that will be on display here on 15 West 16th Street from April 14 through July 31, 2016. The exhibit weaves together Americas favorite pastime and national identity with the story of American Jewish immigration and integration. Both educational and entertaining, the event will feature a Family Guide developed by NMAJH exclusively for the exhibit and have a fun baseball-park theme (hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, etc.). It will also include distinguished speakers on baseball who will discuss the close ties between Jews and the sport, AJHS archivists who will explain the significance of the baseball items in the AJHS collection, and some exciting activities for kids of all ages!

A Family Historian Uncovers Mysteries of 19th Century German-Jewish Immigrant Families
 
Family History Today May 2016
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History, Leo Baeck Institute and American Jewish Historical Society)
Center for Jewish History, Leo Baeck Institute and American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Karen Franklin, LBIs Director of Family Research, reveals the surprising discoveries she made while researching two families, including an amazing invention and the connection between these families and their German relations on the eve of World War II.

A Forbidden Conversation
 
A One-Act Play and Conversation
 
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 groundbreaking program on a difficult topic we all want to talk about. A Forbidden Conversation — from actor Gili Getz — presents a new and personal nonfiction monologue about the heated arguments that his family had during the recent war in Gaza. Post-performance, Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein (14th Street Y Executive Director) and Steven M. Cohen (Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at Hebrew Union College) will lead a thought-provoking discussion.

A Forgotten Genocide
 
Panel Discussion
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History & YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)
Center for Jewish History & YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
City: New York

Additional Notes:
The pogroms of the Russian Civil War had a devastating impact on East European Jewry. By focusing on specific instances of anti-Jewish violence in Ukraine, and exploring the Soviet and international response, scholars of Russian Jewry and genocide studies will present new research rethinking the legacy of the pogroms. Elissa Bemporad (Queens College, CUNY) , 2015-16 NEH Senior Scholar at CJH; also featuring Efim Melamed (Jewish Archival Survey in Ukraine), Jeffrey Veidlinger (University of Michigan) and Eric Weitz (City College and CUNY Graduate Center).

Be Your Own Family History Archivist!
 
Family History Today May 2016
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:
How can you preserve irreplaceable artifacts from your own family history? Our highly specialized archivists and librarians will answer your questions about organizing and safely storing your family photos, documents, books, audio/video recordings, and digital files.

CJH Gallery Admission
 

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

Additional Notes:

Family History Treasures at the National Archives
 
Family History Today May 2016
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Christopher Zarr, Education Specialist for the National Archives at New York City, elucidates how to do basic genealogical research using Federal records at the National Archives, including census, immigration, and military service and pension records.

Event Location: Kovno Room

Free Kids Holiday Shorts
 
The 18th Annual NY Sephardi Film Festival
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Sephardi Federation)
American Sephardi Federation
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Family Day: With something for all ages, the day begins with a free program for children to learn about upcoming Jewish and Persian holidays. For older children and people of all ages, the afternoon program features films about Bukharian veterans of World War II, a celebration of the Judeo-Moroccan musical tradition, and the magic of matchmaking.

11am: Free Kids Holiday Shorts! Join us for activities and giveaways after the films.

Babak & Friends: A First Norooz
Directed by Dustin Ellis
USA, 33 min
In English

Norooz, the Persian New Year, is a holiday for Persians of all persuasions, including Jews and Muslims. In this short film, Babak, a little boy, travels to the ancient capital of the Persian Empire, Persepolis, to learn about the traditions of Norooz and rejoice in the rich culture of Iran.

Be Happy, its Purim
Directed by Shari Rosenfeld
USA, 30 min
In English

Everyones dressing-up for Purim, so get out your costumes and join the fun! Presented by Shalom Sesame, Israels Sesame Street, Avigail is inspired by the story of Esther. Moishe Oofnik is his usual grouchy self…but who is that mysterious masked singer at the Megillah reading?

From Vienna to New York
 
Panel Discussion
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History and Leo Baeck Institute)
Center for Jewish History and Leo Baeck Institute
City: New York

Additional Notes:
It has been remarked that, before the total destruction of Austria's Jewish culture in the Holocaust, the “only true Austrians” were the Jewish Austrians. Join us for a discussion between scholars of Jewish-Austrian culture and former Jewish-Austrian exiles on how “Old Austria” is remembered in the United States today. Tim Corbett, a Prins Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Jewish History, will speak about his new research in the archives of the Leo Baeck Institute. The discussion that follows will include Professor Jess Olson (Yeshiva University) and former exiles and New York residents Trudy Jeremias and Kurt Sonnenfeld.

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