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Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
(between 5th and 6th avenues)
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http://www.cjh.org


Public Transportation: F train to 16th street.
N/W/R/ or 6/4/5 to Union Square.
1/9 to 18th Street

Parking: Street parking is permitted on 16th and 17th street after 6 pm. A parking lot is located across the street from the Center's entrance on 16th street.
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Shows  
 
 
Gallery Admissions
Monday, November 19, 2012 through Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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How They Lived
Monday, February 08, 2016 through Monday, February 08, 2016

Pre-war Jewish life in Hungary from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries was astonishingly diverse in language, religious practice, and lifestyle. The population of Orthodox, Hasidic and assimilated Jews was unique among European Jewish communities, equally divided and strongly patriotic. ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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Flory's Flame
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 through Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Meet Flory Jagoda. Her trilling voice invokes the soulful musical Altarac family, whose heritage stretches back to pre-Inquisition Spain. "Flory’s Flame" introduces us to the legendary Sephardi musician who shares her inspiring life story interwoven with original songs. Post-screening conversation ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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Burning Words
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 through Tuesday, February 23, 2016

6 pm: Exhibition Viewing and Reception

6:30 pm: Talk by Elisheva Carlebach, Columbia University


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
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Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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The Rise of a New Judaism in Latin America
Monday, February 29, 2016 through Monday, February 29, 2016

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 ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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Piano Fest
Thursday, March 03, 2016 through Friday, March 04, 2016

Performed by the Phoenix Chamber Ensemble. Also featured is a world premiere by Inessa Zaretsky, co-artistic director of the ensemble.


This concert is made possible by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.
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Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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Heritage Rediscovered
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 through Tuesday, March 08, 2016

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 ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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How a Poem Begins: Art Inspired by Rahel
Sunday, March 13, 2016 through Sunday, March 13, 2016

Enter the world of Rahel Bluwstein - the “mother of modern Hebrew poetry.” Visit the art exhibition “How a Poem Begins” by Lynne Avadenka, and create your own block print or collage accordion book inspired by Rahel’s words and her love of the land of Israel.


This event is part of the Hagigah
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Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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The Momenta String Quartet
Monday, March 21, 2016 through Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Momenta String Quartet, Bernice Diener Ensemble-in-Residence at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University performs the work of Jewish composers with music by Felix Mendelssohn, Milton Babbitt (in honor of the centenary of his birth) and a world premiere by YU faculty composer David Glaser. ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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France, Jewish Identity, and the Holocaust
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 through Thursday, March 24, 2016

Join AJHS as we present new documentary work, one complete and one in production, by American filmmakers, who examine Jewish identity in France today, revisiting holocaust memory and commemoration in France in the late 20th century/early 21st century. Highly relevant given recent occurrences in France, ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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Watching the Moon at Night
Monday, March 28, 2016 through Monday, March 28, 2016

This powerful and timely documentary inspired by the historian Walter Laqueur explores the causes and consequences of terrorism and anti-Semitism around the globe. Creative camerawork and the poems of Nobel laureate Wislawa Szymborska are part of this cinematic essay. With filmmakers Bo Persson and ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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Burning Words
Sunday, April 03, 2016 through Sunday, April 03, 2016

In one of the first debates of the print era, Johannes Reuchlin, a humanist Christian jurist, clashed with Johannes Pfefferkorn, a Jewish butcher converted to Christianity and a willing tool of the Dominican Order in their quest to burn Jewish books. Magda Teter (Fordham) offers scholarly commentary ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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The People and the Book
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 through Tuesday, April 05, 2016

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 ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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Odessa
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 through Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Tour YUM’s newest exhibition, exploring the vital creative character and dramatic social context of Odessa, Ukraine (formerly Russia) through the work of two of the city’s most important artists – the writer Isaac Babel and the painter Yefim Ladyzhensky. ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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The Right Pitch
Monday, April 11, 2016 through Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Exploring Jewish identity and assimilation through the lens of America’s favorite pastime, baseball, "The Right Pitch" tells the story of Myron “Butch” Cedarbaum as he faces the biggest crisis of his life: to pursue his dream or the path his loving parents have sacrificed so hard to ensure – law school. ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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’We cannot ignore this opportunity for service’
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 through Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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 ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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Kosher USA
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 through Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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. ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 25 mins
Intermission(s): yes
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