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Center for Jewish History
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Gallery Admissions
Monday, November 19, 2012 through Friday, March 31, 2017

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Uncommon Threads
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 through Thursday, April 13, 2017

Join curator Bonni-Dara Michaels for a tour of Yeshiva University Museum’s newest exhibition featuring garments, textiles and jewelry spanning three centuries. Highlights include a gold bracelet that belonged to the wife of the Hatam Sofer, a 19th-century Ottoman velvet bridal dress and the groom’s ... (continued)
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Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev, mezzo soprano, and the Diener Ensemble
Monday, March 27, 2017

Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev, mezzo soprano, and the Beatrice 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 ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

Between Yosef Salamsa and Martin Luther King
Monday, March 27, 2017

Join us for a talk by Efrat Yerday on the contemporary parallel struggles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel/Palestine and Black Lives Matter in the US and on the struggles of black people against racism from a transnational perspective.

In recent years, Ethiopian Jewish activists have begun to
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Length: 1 hr 30 mins

Genealogy Basics for Reference Librarians
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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,
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Length: 1 hr 30 mins

Passover Workshop for All Ages
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Inspired by the historical garments – in particular, the 19th-century “show” towel – on display in YUM’s Uncommon Threads exhibition, this family-friendly workshop invites people of all ages to create a personalized hand towel to beautify the experience of washing at the Passover seder. Using ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 30 mins

Streit's Matzo and the American Dream
Thursday, April 13, 2017

In the heart of New York’s rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side stand four tenement buildings that housed the Streit’s matzo factory since 1925. Streit’s Matzo and the American Dream is a story of tradition, of resistance and resilience, and a celebration of a family whose commitment to their heritage ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

When We Remembered Zion
Monday, April 24, 2017

The Grammy-nominated New Budapest Orpheum Society bears witness to those murdered, those who resisted, and those who must not be forgotten. Under the direction of Philip V. Bohlman and Ilya Levinson, the ensemble consists of singers, violin, piano, accordion, bass, and percussion. This concert features ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

The Yiddish Celluloid Closet and the Isle of Klezbos
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Despite the taboo surrounding homosexuality, the topic was too intriguing to be left entirely out of the Yiddish picture. This program presents Yiddish cinema as you’ve never seen it, plus Metropolitan Klezmer’s loving and live reinterpretations of movie music from the vintage soundtracks. Drummer/leader ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins