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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.

An Evening with the Klezmatics
 
Optional Meet-the-Artist Reception
 
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:
Come celebrate the legendary career of the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics! For decades, the Klezmatics have been at the forefront of a klezmer music revival, reinterpreting Jewish musical tradition and fusing it with other contemporary music genres. This extraordinary evening will include a concert, a sneak preview of their new artistic work with rare archival footage from YIVO's holdings, a band Q&A, and a Meet the Artist Reception.

YIVO > General seating (reception not included): $50 | YIVO Members: $35
Premium seating (includes reception): $100 | YIVO Members: $80

Artist's Talk and Curator's Tour
 
Uncommon Threads Exhibition
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Yeshiva University Museum)
Yeshiva University Museum
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Join fabric artist Ita Aber and curator Bonni-Dara Michaels on a tour of Yeshiva University Museums Uncommon Threads exhibition, featuring garments, textiles and jewelry from the Museums collection, including Abers 1970s customized Israeli flag. The tour will be followed by a talk by the artist that will explore her fascinating life as feminist, political activist, artist, textile conservator, and teacher.

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:

CXX Proof and the Diener Ensemble
 
Concert
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Yeshiva University Museum)
Yeshiva University Museum
City: New York

Additional Notes:
CXX Proof and the Bernice Diener Ensemble-in-Residence at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University perform the work of Jewish composers with music by Martin Boykan, Edward Jacobs and the world premiere of Concertino No. 1 for Guitar and Chamber Ensemble by YU faculty composer David Glaser.

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?

Gallery Admissions
 
CJH and YUM admissions
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
City: New York

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Genealogy Basics for Reference Librarians
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at Center for Jewish History)
Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Speakers: Moriah Amit and J.D. Arden, Ackmann and Ziff Genealogy Institute, Center for Jewish History.

Libraries and archives of all kinds are witnessing an unprecedented surge of patrons interested in conducting genealogy research, including those patrons working in inheritance law, journalism, documentary films, historical fiction and non-fiction, or personal family history research. It is imperative that reference librarians acquire some basic tools for serving the unique needs of this diverse user group. At CJH, we have a very robust genealogy program which has seen enormous growth in our patron numbers from year to year. In this session, you will learn how to conduct a genealogy reference interview (and how it is unlike most other reference interviews) and which are the key genealogy resources you should become acquainted with. This session is for librarians of all levels, from MLS students to experienced reference librarians.

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

Additional Notes:
Phoenix Chamber Ensemble and friends present Schubert's Violin Sonata in A minor, Prokofiev's Flute Sonata Op.94, and the beloved Schubert E-flat Piano Trio.

Cyrus Beroukhim - violin, Tanya Witek -flute, Arash Amini -cello, Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky – piano.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0
 
Book Talk & Signing
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society)
American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Sharply observed, beautifully rendered stories about gender, sexuality, and nationality by a fresh and original literary voice.”

Join us as we welcome Shelly Oria, a brilliant New York based Israeli author, to read from her best-selling debut New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, and talk to us about writing between the here and there of spaces and languages, about the amalgamating Israeli and American literary influences on her work, and more.

Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely. A couple discovers the ability to stop time together; another couple lives with a constant, loud beeping in their apartment, though only one of them can hear it. A father leaves his daughter in Israel to pursue a painting career in New York; a sex worker falls in love with the Israeli photographer who studies her.

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