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Gallery Admissions
Monday, November 19, 2012 through Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Festival of New Yiddish Song
Monday, September 09, 2013 through Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A special concert celebrating the work of leading musicians and composers who are at the vanguard of developing a new canon of Yiddish song. Working through a transnational artistic network, these individuals are creating new music that is both rooted in tradition yet endowed with a contemporary expressive ... (continued)
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It's a Thin Line
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 through Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Model Torah Workshop
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Assemble your own model Torah scroll with wooden rollers and parchment-like paper. Our teaching artist will inspire you with Simchat Torah texts and help you craft a fabric collage mantle with a unique design.



When you have finished, be sure to see the beautiful Torah ornaments on
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Naming Genocide
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Sovereignty cannot be conceived as the right to kill innocent people." —Raphael Lemkin


How can we define genocide? How is the concept of genocide interpreted in discussions of the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, Rwanda, and other devastating events such as those in Cambodia, Darfur
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Transcending Tradition
Monday, September 30, 2013 through Monday, September 30, 2013

Discover the lives and works of Jewish mathematicians in Germany over a period of 150 years. This exhibit reveals their emergence from segregation into the academic limelight, documents their emigration, flight or death after 1933, and illuminates their lasting legacies. ... (continued)
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Hidden from History
Sunday, October 06, 2013

Rabbinic court records provide rich sources for the study of early modern European Jewish life. The authority to adjudicate civil disputes ranked among the most highly valued of all privileges extended to Jews in the course of their history. This conference explores French and German rabbinic courts ... (continued)
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Stealing Home
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 through Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Members of the Actors Studio will perform a reading of "Stealing Home," a groundbreaking play about Moe Berg. A truly historic American figure, Berg was a professional baseball player, a scholar and one of the nation's first atomic spies. Written by novelist and playwright Allan Appel, directed by ... (continued)
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Composers in their Youth
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 through Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chopin Trio, Op.8, (composed when he was 18 years old)

Rachmaninoff Trio Elegiaque in G minor, (composed when he was 19)

Shostakovich Trio No.1 in C minor, (composed when he was 17)

Bernstein Trio (composed when he was 19)



Annaliesa Place, violin

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Transcending Tradition
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 through Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Special Admission Tickets
Thursday, October 17, 2013 through Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Performing Creativity, Performing Escape
Sunday, October 20, 2013

Plays first performed in the bleak surroundings of a Jewish concentration camp and ghetto over 60 years ago are to be staged again for modern-day audiences in New York, thanks to literary detective work by a UK-based academic from the University of York.


Performing Captivity, Performing
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Sex, Yiddish and the Law
Monday, October 21, 2013

How will evidence of the cultural, legal and sexual lives of members of the Metz Jewish community challenge our assumptions about Jewish modernization, religion and life in pre-revolutionary France? Join Jay Berkovitz (author of the upcoming Protocols of Justice: The Pinkas of the Metz Rabbinic Court, ... (continued)
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Monday, October 21, 2013 through Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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The Jews in Poland-Lithuania and Russia
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 through Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In his three-volume history, Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University, provides a masterful survey – social, political, economic, and religious – of Jewish life from 1350 to the present in Eastern Europe, which until World War II was the heartland of the Jewish world. ... (continued)
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Fritz Stern and Elisabeth Sifton
Thursday, October 24, 2013 through Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi were two extraordinary figures who participated in German resistance against the Nazis. A new book by Fritz Stern and Elisabeth Sifton tells their stories. ... (continued)
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Threshold to the Sacred: Exhibition Opening
Monday, October 28, 2013 through Monday, October 28, 2013

Threshold to the Sacred explores the artistic character and the religious and cultural context of an object of great beauty and significance: a decorated and inscribed medieval wood door from the Holy Ark of Egypt’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, site of the discovery of the Cairo Geniza. Featuring beautiful ... (continued)
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Portugal and the Jewish Refugee Crisis of World War II
Sunday, November 03, 2013

When the Nazis invaded France and the Low Countries, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees from all over Europe poured into neutral Portugal. Lisbon became a city of transit and intrigue, sheltering refugees, aid organizations, and Allied and Axis coalitions, all of whom populated the cafes and public ... (continued)
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Reflecting on the Beilis Trial
Monday, November 04, 2013 through Tuesday, November 05, 2013

This fall marks the 100th anniversary of the trial of Mendel Beilis, a factory clerk falsely accused of murdering a Christian boy in tsarist Russia. Four scholars discuss the trial and blood libel—and the relevance both have today. ... (continued)
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75 Years Since "Kristallnacht"
Sunday, November 10, 2013

"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. ... (continued)
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The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan
Monday, November 11, 2013

On November 7, 1938, 17-year-old Herschel Grynszpan shot Ernst vom Rath, a Nazi diplomat, igniting the campaign of terror that started two days later and came to be known as Kristallnacht. Join author Jonathan Kirsch and his son Adam Kirsch, literary critic and journalist, as they discuss the new book ... (continued)
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German-Jewish Intellectuals in the Old World and the New
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 through Tuesday, November 12, 2013

This event celebrates the publication of Against the Grain, Jewish Intellectuals in Hard Times (edited by Ezra Mendelsohn, Stefani Hoffman and Richard Cohen; Berghahn Books, NY)—a volume that reveals how Jewish intellectuals from German-speaking Europe reacted to the multiple crises of the 20th ... (continued)
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Threshold to the Sacred
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 through Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Not By Bread Alone
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Join a provocative discussion on the resilience and adaptability of traditionalism. During the late 19th century, most East European Jews still consented to rabbinic authority, conformed to traditional gender norms, and remained attuned to the rhythms of halakhah. In the economic sphere, Jews continued ... (continued)
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Charles Valentin Alkan
Monday, November 18, 2013 through Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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
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Unbroken Spirits
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 through Thursday, November 21, 2013

Although less well-known than Sharansky, Yosef Mendelevich was one of the boldest and most influential Refuseniks. He will discuss his riveting new memoir and be reunited with prominent veteran activists for an evening of memory, song and inspiration. ... (continued)
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Poetry, Piyyutim and the Sounds of Old Cairo
Sunday, November 24, 2013 through Sunday, November 24, 2013

Old Cairo was home to the Ben Ezra Synagogue and key Jewish figures from the medieval period. Join scholars, poets and musicians as they reflect on the community of Old Cairo and evoke its sounds in poetry and song. ... (continued)
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SepharTango
Sunday, December 01, 2013

Sephardic songs set to tango and fused with classics create an unforgettable musical experience. Enjoy Polly Ferman’s expressive and sensitive piano-playing and Gerard Edery’s instrumental virtuosity and rich baritone. Curator and ethnomusicologist Samuel R. Thomas will be in conversation with the ... (continued)
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Outside the Bible
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 through Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Apocalyptic visions, prophecies, folktales, prayers and much more bear witness to the rich spiritual lives of ancient Jews. Join the coeditors of a landmark 3-volume set of non-biblical ancient Jewish writings for a discussion of these dramatically varied texts. ... (continued)
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Between Words and Music: Letters and Stories
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 through Thursday, December 05, 2013

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


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David's Harp Returns!
Sunday, December 08, 2013 through Sunday, December 08, 2013

Sephardic, Israeli, Turkish, Greek, Egyptian, Ottoman, Bukarian and Yemenite songs will be featured in this thrilling performance by David’s Harp. The group returns by popular demand after its sell-out Hanukkah performance in 2011. Its five-piece ensemble will sing and play santouri, darbuka, keyboard, ... (continued)
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French and Jewish
Monday, December 09, 2013

For the Jews of France, the attainment of citizenship in the early 19th century was far more than a political triumph. The transition from ghetto to emancipation heralded a major transformation in Jewish status, and nowhere was the metamorphosis more striking than in Metz. Looking at the Jews through ... (continued)
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Restoring Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 through Thursday, December 12, 2013

From 1980 to 1993, Phyllis Lambert, acting for the World Jewish Congress and its President, Edgar M. Bronfman, led an international team of architects, archaeologists, surveyors, conservators, and photographers to preserve, restore and document the historic Ben Ezra Synagogue and its compound, site ... (continued)
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Music Treasures of the American Yiddish Theater
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Enjoy a concert featuring popular songs from American Yiddish theater. The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series is devoted to rarely heard masterworks from the Sidney Krum Jewish Music and Yiddish Theater Memorial Collections at YIVO. ... (continued)
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Hearing New Voices in the Synagogue
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 through Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The contents of the Cairo Geniza have enriched, deepened – and complicated – our understanding of medieval Jewish life. From materials on the Karaite community and evidence of early Palestinian traditions to documents relating to ordinary citizens, the Geniza informs our understanding of these and ... (continued)
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Rethinking Kishinev
Monday, January 06, 2014 through Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Kishinev's 1903 pogrom was the first event in Russian Jewish life to receive international attention. Steven Zipperstein (Stanford University), examines why it had such impact, and why it became a prism through which Russian Jewish history has been defined. This event is the keynote address for the ... (continued)
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Threshold to the Sacred
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Judah Halevi in Word and Sound
Monday, January 13, 2014 through Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The writing of Judah Halevi bridges poetry and piyyut, secular text and religious liturgy. Join anthropologist and vocalist Galeet Dardashti, professor Raymond Scheindlin, and cantor Emanuel Shalom, together with musicians, as they trace the origins and cultural context and bring to life the sound of ... (continued)
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Two Worlds/Tsvey Veltn
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 through Thursday, January 16, 2014

Benjy Fox-Rosen and his ensemble perform Two Worlds/Tsvey Veltn, a stunning new song cycle based on the poetry of Mordechai Gebirtig. Fox-Rosen combines traditional and new music to interpret Gebirtig’s poetry, and Gebirtig’s searing depictions of Poland before and during the war. This event ... (continued)
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The Afterlives of Edgar G. Ulmer
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Long overshadowed by the more celebrated careers of fellow Austrian- and German-born Jewish émigré filmmakers, Edgar G. Ulmer’s work is now finally receiving a new wave of critical appreciation more than four decades after his death. This event marks the publication of Noah Isenberg’s new biography—Edgar ... (continued)
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A Guide for the Perplexed - A Conversation with Dara Horn
Monday, January 27, 2014 through Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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 ... (continued)
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Iranian Jewish Identity
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 through Thursday, February 06, 2014

A large community of Iranian Jews – both within and outside Iran – continues the traditions of one of the world's oldest Jewish communities. Join a panel of writers, scholars and local community members as they discuss the richness and complexity of being an Iranian Jew. ... (continued)
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Hope and Fear
Thursday, February 06, 2014 through Friday, February 07, 2014

THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY IN YIDDISH


In this talk, Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College) examines Peretz’s ideas during the 1905 Revolution when he developed his fullest articulation of the glories and dangers of building a modern culture in the diaspora.
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Gallery Admission
Thursday, February 06, 2014 through Thursday, February 06, 2014

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Jews, Cities and Culture
Thursday, February 06, 2014 through Thursday, February 06, 2014

Art museums, galleries, libraries, concert halls and political arenas have long been hallmarks of culturally sophisticated urban centers. Join us for a lively discussion of how the features of three distinct cities provided settings for the flowering of Jewish cultural and intellectual life, and how ... (continued)
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Unresolved History
Thursday, February 13, 2014 through Friday, February 14, 2014

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 10:30 AM. IT IS NOW FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE VISIT WWW.YIVO.ORG/EVENTS/INDEX.PHP FOR MORE DETAILS



Join us for a critical discussion about the issues facing Jews in Lithuania today,
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American Jerusalem
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 through Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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, ... (continued)
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Light and Shadows
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 through Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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The Impact of World War I and the Russian Revolution on the World of Russian and East European Jewry
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 through Thursday, February 20, 2014

Eminent historian, Richard Pipes (Baird Professor of History, Emeritus, Harvard University), examines the impact of World War I and the Russian Revolution on Russian and East European Jewry, and the political and social upheaval it caused for these communities. ... (continued)
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The Power of the Geniza
Thursday, February 20, 2014 through Friday, February 21, 2014

The Cairo Geniza is the single-most important resource for understanding the character of Jewish life in the Near East, where most of the world's Jews lived in the Middle Ages. Join three top scholars – Arnold Franklin, Eve Krakowski and Marina Rustow – as they reflect on the intellectual power and ... (continued)
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Tevye's Daughters
Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sholem Aleichem’s paradigm of Tevye’s rebellious daughters staking out new, secular alternatives to their parents’ traditional culture at the end of the 19th century has had a profound impact on our notions of East European Jewish women’s history. However, historians studying the women who tenaciously ... (continued)
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Jacob Glatstein
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 through Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Yiddish writers took off in America at the beginning of the 20th century and continued developing their talent even as their readers joined the English mainstream. Ruth Wisse (Harvard University) explores how Yiddish writer Jacob Glatstein wrestled with the decline in his readership through his work. ... (continued)
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Famous Duos: Masterpieces for Violin and Piano
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 through Thursday, March 13, 2014

Enjoy this Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performance of Schubert’s "Sonatina in D Major," Brahms’ "Sonata No. 2 in A Major" and Prokofiev's "Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op 80."




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



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The Ballad of the Weeping Spring
Saturday, March 15, 2014 through Sunday, March 16, 2014

Twenty years after a car accident, for which he was held responsible, the legendary tar (lute) player Yosef Tawila (Uri Gavriel) is running a bar in northern Israel. The son (Dudu Tassa) of his band mate Avram, who also survived the accident, arrives with news that his father is dying. He brings notations ... (continued)
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My Best Holiday
Saturday, March 15, 2014 through Sunday, March 16, 2014

Claude, an Algerian Jew, wife Isabelle, sons Simon (12) and Bibou (8), and his mother-in-law, travel to Brittany, Isabelle’s childhood village. With their marriage in trouble, they are joined by two other couples, all of whom are greeted with a particularly chilly attitude at the Café Pondemer. North ... (continued)
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Handa Handa 4
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ronen (together with his brother Chai) is the star of Handa Handa theater troupe, beloved by the Bukhari community worldwide. He and Orit have been dating for almost three years and her parents are demanding they either marry or break up. According to tradition, Bukhari couples must marry after a ... (continued)
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Joann Sfar Draws from Memory
Sunday, March 16, 2014

The prolific Joann Sfar has published 150 graphic novels, including the French bestseller, The Rabbi’s Cat. This portrait tracks his odyssey through the Algerian and Eastern European Jewish heritage that serves as the wellspring of his work. Director: Sam Ball. USA, 2012. 56 mins. French w/English ... (continued)
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The Rabbi's Cat
Sunday, March 16, 2014

This colorful, highly original and beautifully animated film adaptation of Joann Sfar’s bestselling graphic novel tells the story of a talking cat and his philosophical musings on religion. It also reveals the colorful seaside world of 1920s Algiers, when Jews and Arabs coexisted in relative peace. ... (continued)
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Reading Tehran in Tel Aviv & Rita Jahan Farouz
Sunday, March 16, 2014

4pm Reading Tehran in Tel-Aviv (World Premiere)

Iranian-Jewish identity is expressed through the stories of two women artists and activists, Orly Noy and Josephine Mairzadeh, who are engaged in creative work that attempts to create a bridge between Iran and Israel, and their identities:
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A Bookstore in Six Chapters & Once Upon a Time at 55th and Hoover
Monday, March 17, 2014

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
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Breaking the Wall
Monday, March 17, 2014 through Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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 ... (continued)
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Kisses to the Children
Monday, March 17, 2014

The stories of five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation. Their personal accounts of survival add an indelible humanity to the history and cover a wide range of issues, from social isolation to survivor guilt. The film also depicts the life of the ... (continued)
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The Longest Journey
Monday, March 17, 2014

The 2,000 year-old Jewish community of Rhodes was almost destroyed when the majority of its residents were transported to Auschwitz on July 19, 1944. The film weaves together testimonies of three of the few Jews to have survived Auschwitz. They, along with the film crew, returned to Rhodes from their ... (continued)
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Enrico Macias
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 through Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Jewish pied-noir musician and singer, Enrico Macias, is a unique figure in the French musical landscape. Over the past 50 years, the boy from Constantine, Algeria, has become the spokesman for an entire exiled race, the North African Jews of the 1960s. A utopian, singing of love and friendship between ... (continued)
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Shadow in Baghdad
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 through Wednesday, March 19, 2014

For 2000 years Jews played a major role in Iraqi society and an important role in the making of modern Iraq. Later the would be brutally driven out and virtually annihilated as a community. In this film a young journalist from Baghdad sets out to write about the family of Linda Abdul Aziz, an Iraqi ... (continued)
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The Stigma (L'Estigma)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 through Thursday, March 20, 2014

An investigation and reflection on the origins and survival in Spain of anti-Jewish prejudices, with the participation of fifteen experts in the field. Director: Martí Sans Guió. Spain, 2012. 73 mins. Catalan w/English subtitles. Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker.



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Stolen Documents?
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 through Thursday, March 20, 2014

U.S. Premiere

Did Franco defend the Jews? At the end of WWII, Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir, and the president of the World Jewish Congress, Israel Singer, thanked Franco for the assistance Spain provided to the Sephardic European Jews during the Holocaust. It includes testimonials
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Would I Lie to You#3 (La Verite si Je Mens #3)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 through Friday, March 21, 2014

Number 3 has these buddies in business as garment workers-cum-dealmakers trying to salvage their professional and personal livelihoods amid countless obstacles. ASF honoree, Enrico Macias, has a role in this fun film. Will their escapades tear them apart or will they, once again, triumph with panache! ... (continued)
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Beyond the Myth of the Shtetl
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 through Thursday, March 20, 2014

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. ... (continued)
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Jewish Poetry Now
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Prominent American poets read their contributions to this landmark anthology and engage in a discussion about what's Jewish in Jewish poetry. Featuring Edward Hirsch, Jacqueline Osherow, Victoria Redel, Amy Gottlieb, Nomi Stone, Judith Baumel, Jason Schneiderman, Sharon Dolin, Cheryl J. Fish and Deborah ... (continued)
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Story of the Jews
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 through Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Narrated by Simon Schama ... (continued)
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Free Fall
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Acclaimed director Péter Forgács explores the unique circumstances of the Holocaust in southern Hungary in his intimate film Free Fall, told through the home videos of a Jewish family in the 1940s. Forgács will introduce the film and join us for a post-screening discussion. This film screening ... (continued)
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Eastern Jews--Western Jews
Sunday, March 30, 2014

The upheaval and mass migrations of WWI led to new encounters between Eastern and Western European Jews, and narrowed the divide between these two cultures. This roundtable examines the consequences of these encounters and the origins of the Jewish East-West division. With Steve Aschheim (Hebrew University), ... (continued)
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The Momenta String Quartet
Monday, March 31, 2014 through Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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 and a world premiere by YU faculty composer David Glaser. ... (continued)
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Story of the Jews
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 through Thursday, April 03, 2014

Narrated by Simon Schama ... (continued)
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Passing the Torch: Jewish Music Archives and the Future of Yiddish Song
Sunday, April 06, 2014

How can Jewish music archives foster new Yiddish music and scholarship? This symposium brings together archivists, scholars and musicians to discuss the history and creation of Yiddish folk music archives at YIVO, Israel and Ukraine, and the future of Yiddish song. Chaired by Mark Slobin (Wesleyan University). ... (continued)
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Economic Inequality
Monday, April 07, 2014 through Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Professor Michael Sandel

Harvard University and host of PBS program Justice
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Free Passover Workshop at YU Museum
Thursday, April 17, 2014 through Thursday, April 17, 2014

As part of YUM’s free admission day, participants will create a new afikoman matzah bag for next year in our workshop from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. ... (continued)
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The Story of the Jews
Sunday, April 20, 2014 through Sunday, April 20, 2014

See the entire PBS series, narrated by Simon Schama, with a 1-hour intermission between Parts 1 and 2. ... (continued)
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There Was Once...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 through Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The second of two films screened in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of nationwide Jewish deportations in Hungary, There Was Once… documents the contemporary struggles of a Hungarian high school teacher who sparks controversy by uncovering the Jewish past of her small town, Kalocsa. Director ... (continued)
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Jews and the Ukrainian Revolution 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 through Friday, April 25, 2014

Josef Zissels, Vaad, Association of Jewish Communities and Organizations of Ukraine; David Fishman (Moderator), Jewish Theological Seminary



“Your certainty of the growth of anti-Semitism in Ukraine...does not correspond to the actual facts. It seems you have confused Ukraine with
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The Life and Art of Krystiana Robb-Narbutt
Monday, April 28, 2014 through Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Marek Bartelik, Dorota Jarecka, Wanda Siedlecka



Award-winning Polish Jewish artist, Krystiana Robb-Narbutt was one of the most influential, socially-engaged artists in Poland in her lifetime. But for years Robb-Narbutt's art was dominated by loss. Drawing the same motif again and
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Reinventing Jewishness in Post-Communist Hungary
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

How can young Hungarian Jews shape public history and memory in a country ruled by an antisemitic party? How does a Jewish community that has historically defined itself against conservatism, traditionalism and religion make sense of its Jewish heritage? Historian Anna Manchin (Prins Postdoctoral Fellow, ... (continued)
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Home Suite -- Drawings by Traci Tullius
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Uprooted
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 through Thursday, May 01, 2014

The events surrounding the end of World War II and the establishment of the State of Israel prompted mass migrations of Jews. Journalist Peter Beinart leads a discussion of this dramatic period, bringing together the experiences of Ashkenazi and Mizrahi Jewish migrants in Eastern Europe, Allied-occupied ... (continued)
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Open Secret: The Jewish Sound in Soviet Music
Sunday, May 04, 2014 through Sunday, May 04, 2014

Before World War II, the Soviet Union was the only country in the world to officially promote Jewish music. After World War II, Soviet authorities declared that Jewish music did not exist. But all along, major Soviet composers found deep inspiration in the sounds of Ashkenazi Jewish folk music. Join ... (continued)
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The Quest for Jewish Ethics
Monday, May 05, 2014 through Monday, May 05, 2014

What can we learn about Jewish ethics and the nearly 1,000-year-old tradition of mussar literature through the writings of key thinkers like Luzzatto and Levinas? Join expert scholars in a discussion of mussar’s formulation of Jewish ethics and the important role it plays in Jewish philosophy and observance. ... (continued)
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"Native Genius"
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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 ... (continued)
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Modeling the Synagogue
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 through Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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Season Finale: Concerto Celebration
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 through Thursday, May 15, 2014

Enjoy this Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performance of piano concerti by Mozart, Bach and Chopin and a Beethoven string quartet. Featuring Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky on piano and the Emmy-nominated Enso Quartet.



This program is made possible through the generous support of Mr.
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YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Join us in celebrating Cecile Kuznitz’s (Bard College) new book, "YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation" (Cambridge University Press, 2014), the first history of YIVO. Founded by a group of East European intellectuals after World War I, YIVO became the apex ... (continued)
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Watchers of the Sky
Monday, May 19, 2014

6:00 pm Refreshments

6:30 pm Program begins

Join us for a special preview screening of Watchers of the Sky, the Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary that uncovers the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin. Lemkin coined the term “genocide” and campaigned for
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Prayers for Fellow Prisoners
Thursday, May 29, 2014 through Friday, May 30, 2014

Norway’s acclaimed Ullern Kammerkor presents music dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust—“Bøner for medfangar” (“Prayers for Fellow Prisoners”) by Kristian Hernes with a text by Dietrich Bonhoeffer—and music by Gideon Klein and Viktor Ullmann, composers active during imprisonment in Theresienstadt. ... (continued)
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Rethinking Jabotinsky
Monday, June 02, 2014 through Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Hillel Halkin, Author and Translator; Edward Rothstein, New York Times; Rebecca Kobrin, Columbia University; Abraham Socher, Moderator, Jewish Review of Books




How do we understand Vladimir Jabotinsky’s legacy? Born in Odessa, a celebrated Russian journalist, first-rate
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Jewish-Christian Relations in Poland: How One Town Overcame Its Past
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 through Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In a small Polish town, over 300 years ago, Jews were accused of killing a Christian child. Despite efforts to defend the Jews, the affair ended with the loss of Jewish life, a distraught community, and a legacy preserved in artistic representations of the trial which haunted the town centuries later. ... (continued)
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Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 through Wednesday, June 18, 2014

At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. For many Jews, a popular solution was to consult brivnshtelers, Yiddish-language books of model letters. Join us for a lively discussion with authors Alice Nakhimovsky (Colgate University) ... (continued)
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