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The American Sephardi Federations Institute of Jewish Experience presents:

The Global Naçao Conference will explore the complexity and vitality of this community in its historical and modern-day contexts through an examina+on of its history, religious leaders, customs, liturgy, literature, arts, and material culture. Taking advantage of our loca+on in New York City, home of one of the great Spanish and Portuguese Jewish congrega+onsShearith

Israelwe will also engage with the vibrant, living communi+es who s+ll dedicate themselves to the tradi+ons and culture of the Spanish and Portuguese minhag across the globe.

Scholars, artists, and community leaders from across the globe will discuss the global reach of this dynamic diaspora. In addi+on to the academic exchange, the Conference will contain a cultural component and engage with current Rabbinic leaders of the community. The conference and cultural events are open to the general public looking to enrich their personal heritage and understand the richness of the Sephardi experience.

Monday, 11 May

at 6:00PM

Reception

at 7:00PM

Opening Night

Tuesday, 12 May, 9:00AM-6:00PM

Academic Sessions

Wednesday, 13 May, 9:00AM-6:00PM

Academic Sessions

Wednesday, 13 May at 7:00PM

Closing Night

Arts.Performance

Tsvishn Veltn  | Open: 06/18/13 Close: 06/18/13
Musical and spoken-word performance byPSOY KOROLENKOFeaturingShane Baker & Yelena Shmulenson


Vaudeville/Variety"

Acts/Attractions.Vaudeville/Variety

Gallery Admissions  | Open: 02/10/12 Close: 11/30/12
N/A


Other"

Acts/Attractions.Other

East Meets West  | Open: 06/21/12 Close: 06/21/12
California-based singer Heather Klein performs Yiddish songs from her new CD "Shifreles Portret." She will sing duets with special guest artist Miryem-Khaye Seigel. The program will include both known and lesser-known Yiddish theater songs.


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Music.Other

Beyond Boundaries - Day 3  | Open: 06/13/12 Close: 06/13/12
The AJHS Biennial Scholars Conference, chaired by Beth Wenger and Jeffrey Shandler, is a pioneering effort to broaden the scope of American Jewish History scholarship by incorporating perspectives from other fields and disciplines. Cutting-edge research presented by the leading scholars on American Jews.

Wednesday, June 13th -- Early Bird Pricing: $15 General; $10 students. (After April 16: $20 General; $15 Students)

All sessions
Continental Breakfast
Beverages throughout the day

Click here to purchase a ticket for the full 3-day Conference

AJHS
Center for Jewish History


Lectures/Debates"

Beyond Boundaries - Day 2  | Open: 06/12/12 Close: 06/12/12
The AJHS Biennial Scholars Conference, chaired by Beth Wenger and Jeffrey Shandler, is a pioneering effort to broaden the scope of American Jewish History scholarship by incorporating perspectives from other fields and disciplines. Cutting-edge research presented by the leading scholars on American Jews.

Tuesday, June 12th -- Early Bird Pricing: $100 General; $55 students. (After April 16: $110 General; $65 Students)

All sessions
Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Beverages throughout the day

Click here to purchase a ticket for the full 3-day Conference

AJHS
Center for Jewish History


Lectures/Debates"

Beyond Boundaries - Day 1  | Open: 06/11/12 Close: 06/11/12
The AJHS Biennial Scholars Conference, chaired by Beth Wenger and Jeffrey Shandler, is a pioneering effort to broaden the scope of American Jewish History scholarship by incorporating perspectives from other fields and disciplines. Cutting-edge research presented by the leading scholars on American Jews.

Monday, June 11th -- Early Bird Pricing: $75 General; $35 students. (After April 16: $80 General; $40 Students)

Price includes:
All sessions
Lunch
Beverages throughout the day

Click here to purchase a ticket for the full 3-day Conference

AJHS

Center for Jewish History


Lectures/Debates"

Music in Our Time: 2012  | Open: 06/03/12 Close: 06/03/12
A felicitous blend of contemporary styles and a variety of vocal and instrumental combinations. With a rarely-heard piece by Leonard Bernstein (Piano Trio, for piano violin and cello); and works by Hugo Weisgall (selections from The Golden Peacock, a delicious set of Yiddish songs for soprano); Ben Yarmonlinsky (Menasche Songs, for baritone, set to texts by the late Samuel Menashe, who received the first Neglected Master award); Jody Rockmayer (Marsyas for harp and oboe, based on the Greek myth of Marsyas finding the aulos (oboe) created by Athena); and the award-winning composer Mark Zuckerman (Menagerie for soprano, flute and piano, based on texts by the French poet Robert Desnos), this promises to be a stimulating and enjoyable program.


Contemporary"

Music in Our Time: 2012  | Open: 06/03/12 Close: 06/03/12
A felicitous blend of contemporary styles and a variety of vocal and instrumental combinations. With a rarely-heard piece by Leonard Bernstein (Piano Trio, for piano violin and cello); and works by Hugo Weisgall (selections from The Golden Peacock, a delicious set of Yiddish songs for soprano); Ben Yarmonlinsky (Menasche Songs, for baritone, set to texts by the late Samuel Menashe, who received the first “Neglected Master” award); Jody Rockmayer (Marsyas for harp and oboe, based on the Greek myth of Marsyas finding the aulos (oboe) created by Athena); and the award-winning composer Mark Zuckerman (Menagerie for soprano, flute and piano, based on texts by the French poet Robert Desnos), this promises to be a stimulating and enjoyable program.


Contemporary"

Music.Contemporary

Piano Fest  | Open: 05/30/12 Close: 05/30/12
Classical music for two, four and six hands by Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Antonin Dvorak, Francis Poulenc and Astor Piazzolla.

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


Classical"

Piano Fest  | Open: 05/30/12 Close: 05/30/12
Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky of the Phoenix Chamber Ensemble and a guest pianist, Ellen Braslavsky, will perform music for one and two pianos by J.S.Bach, Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Witold Lutoslavsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Astor Piazzola and Inessa Zaretsky.This program is made possible through the generous support of Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Blavatnik.Visit us on Facebook!


Classical"

Music.Classical

The Dybbuk (Poland, 1937)  | Open: 05/22/12 Close: 05/22/12


Film/Cinema"

An exploration of the Yiddish folksong tradition as preserved through the remarkable artistry of women singers in Eastern Europe and the United States. Itzik Gottesman of the Yiddish Forverts newspaper will lead a panel including renowned folksinger/researcher Michael Alpert, NEA National Heritage Fellow Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and CTMD Artistic Director Ethel Raim as they present and discuss the work of leading folksingers such as Lifshe Schaechter-Widman, Bronya Sakina and other important exponents of the tradition. A reception will follow the event.

Made possible through support provided by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the Atran Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Presented by the Center for Jewish History, Center for Traditional Music and Dances An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, Brooklyn Arts Councils Half the Sky Festival: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance


Lectures/Debates"

Jews and the Left  | Open: 05/06/12 Close: 05/06/12
Since the nineteenth century, Jews have played prominent roles in a variety of leftist political movements. At the same time, associations between Jews and communism have been a frequent leitmotif of antisemitic thinking. While the political Left often spoke out against antisemitism and promised Jews tolerance and an end to distinctions between Jews and non-Jews, specific, prominent, leftists espoused antisemitic ideas. In addition, Jews cultivated their own, uniquely Jewish, socialist parties and ideologies. In recent years, the relationship between Jews and the Left has been further complicated by left-wing opposition to the State of Israel and debates about the extent to which this opposition bleeds into outright antisemitism. YIVO, in association with AJHS, will bring together historians, political scientists, philosophers, and journalists from Europe, Israel, and America to discuss some of the important topics pertaining to the relationship between Jews and the Left.

Please note that you may purchase a ticket for Sunday only or for the full two-day conference.

There is a nominal additional charge for the VIP Reception from 6 to 8 pm on Sunday which is built into "with Reception" ticket prices.


Lectures/Debates"

Jews in Early Modern Europe  | Open: 05/02/12 Close: 05/02/12
This informal discussion between scholars explores the economic and social realities of Jews living across Europe from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Topics include how Jews worked, litigated, and connected with one another across borders on a daily basis. Participants: Jay Berkovitz (UMass, NEH Scholar), Francesca Trevillato (Yale), Debra Kaplan (Yeshiva University), Jonathan Karp (SUNY Binghamton, Executive Director, AJHS), Moderator.


Lectures/Debates"

New York City and the Jews  | Open: 04/29/12 Close: 04/29/12
Presented by the Center for Jewish History, the American Jewish Historical Society and the Scholars Working Group on Jews and New York City in collaboration with the Goldstein-Goren Institute at New York University

New York City has been home to more Jews than any other city in the United States. Over the years, countless observersfrom poets to politicianshave considered New York a Jewish City. But what exactly does that idea mean? How have Jews shaped New York? And how has Americas largest city molded the Jews? Join us on Sunday, April 29, for a day of discussion on the remarkable synergy between this great people and this great city. Click here for more information.

Program

11 a.m.
Part I City of Promises, presented by Deborah Dash Moore, scholar and editor of this forthcoming account of the largest Jewish urban community in Jewish history

12:30 p.m.
Part II Symposium

Introductions:
Hasia Diner, NYU and Tony Michels, University of Wisconsin-co-conveners of the Symposium and the Scholars Working Group on New York City and the Jews

Session 1: New York City, the Jews and the Atlantic World, the Colonial Period 1820
David Sorkin, CUNY, Moderator
Panelists:
John Dixon, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Adam Mendelssohn, College of Charleston
Hilit Surowitz-Israel, University of Florida

Session 2: The Great Jewish Migration and New York City in the Long 19th Century, 1820 1924
Daniel Soyer, Fordham University, Moderator
Panelists:
Richard Greenwald, St. Josephs College, Brooklyn
Annie Polland, VP for Education, Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Lara Vapnek, St. Johns University

Session 3: The Promised City? 1924 Present
David Kaufman, Hofstra University, Moderator
Panelists:
Jeffrey Gurock, Yeshiva University
Jonathan Karp, SUNY Binghamton and Executive Director, American Jewish Historical Society
Nancy Sinkoff, Rutgers University

Conclusions/New Directions
Nancy Foner, CUNY Graduate Center


Lectures/Debates"

Yiddish Writers Tell their Stories: Yosl Birshteyn  | Open: 04/24/12 Close: 04/24/12
Boris Sandler, Editor in chief, Yiddish Forward

Yosl Birshteyn (1920-2003) was a wonderful storyteller of Jewish Jerusalem. The film is in Yiddish with English subtitles. Boris Sandler will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards in Yiddish, English, or Russian.


Film/Cinema"

HIAS@130: 1+30, The Best of myStory  | Open: 04/22/12 Close: 04/22/12
Celebrate HIAS' 130th Anniversary and join us for the festivities to launch HIAS' new book HIAS@130: 1+30, the Best of myStory. HIAS facilitated the immigration of thousands of Russian Jews from the Soviet Union, and showcases their moving stories on its famous myStory page. Featuring readings from the book, a musical interlude, and light refreshments.

Center for Jewish History


Lectures/Debates"

Harry S. Truman and the Jews  | Open: 04/17/12 Close: 04/17/12


Lectures/Debates"

The Devil in Politics  | Open: 04/02/12 Close: 04/02/12
Leonidas Donskis, Member of the European Parliament for Lithuania. In Eastern Europe, the way history is remembered, forgotten, or ignored shapes modern-day political and social issues. Many in Eastern Europe today wish to ignore, forget, or erase from history both the Holocaust and the presence of Jews before World War II. Dr. Donskis will discuss the dangers of the willful forgetting of history, which he describes as the final blow dealt to the victims of the Holocaust.


Lectures/Debates"

Love, Loss & Legacy  | Open: 04/01/12 Close: 04/01/12
Discussion/Exhibition The American Jewish Historical Society and the Straus Historical Society recount the dramatic story of the Strauses on the Titanic. Speakers include both descendants of Macys owner Isidor and Ida, as well as Steven Biel, Professor of History at Harvard University. A wine, cheese and dessert reception will follow the program, as well as a display of rare objects from the Straus Titanic collection.

The newly republished 100th Anniversary Edition of the Autobiography of Isidor Straus, with inscription by the editor and Straus descendants, is now available for $40. Purchase it with your ticket, and receive it at the event on April 1st.

The mission of the Straus Historical Society is the fostering of educational activities with respect to Jewish settlement in the United States, and in particular, the accomplishments of the Straus family. Toward achieving that mission, the Society conducts research programs, exchanges information with other organizations, provides presentations and seminars, and publishes books and newsletters. The Society is a nonprofit organization and welcomes tax-deductible contributions to continue this valuable work.
I would like to contribute.



Center for Jewish History


Lectures/Debates"

Gallery Admissions  | Open: 02/10/12 Close: 03/30/12
N/A


Other"

Recovering Lost Voices of the Sephardic Past  | Open: 03/29/12 Close: 03/29/12


Lectures/Debates"

The Magic of French and Spanish Chamber Music  | Open: 03/28/12 Close: 03/28/12
Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performing chamber music by Maurice Ravel, Cesar Franck, Joaquin Turina and Enrique Granados all influenced by Moorish music and its heir Spanish popular music.

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


Classical"

The Magic of French and Spanish Chamber Music  | Open: 03/28/12 Close: 03/28/12
Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performing chamber music by Maurice Ravel, Cesar Franck, Joaquin Turina and Enrique Granados – all influenced by Moorish music and its heir – Spanish popular music. This program is made possible through the generous support of Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Blavatnik.Visit us on Facebook!


Classical"

Music.Classical

Teddy Roosevelt and the Jews  | Open: 03/27/12 Close: 03/27/12
Dr. Lance Sussman, Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, PA, teacher of Jewish History at Temple University. Lectures on Harry S. Truman and Ronald Reagan to follow this spring.

Click here for a special package price for The Presidency and the Jews.

Center for Jewish History


Lectures/Debates"

Closing Night - 16th NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival  | Open: 03/22/12 Close: 03/22/12
IRAQ n ROLL
Writer/Director: Gili Gaon, Israel 2011, 52 mins. Hebrew & Arabic w/English subtitles
Israeli rock musician, Dudu Tassa, calls forth the voices of his family heritage when he takes on the original music of his grandfather, one of the leading musicians in early 20th century Iraq, creating a musical dialogue between the generations. Salah and Daud Al-kweiti (Dudus uncle and grandfather) were musicians in 1930s Iraq and were considered to be the creators of modern Iraqi music. After immigrating to Israel in 1951, they remained on the margins of Israeli culture, performing at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs, and operating a small kitchen utensils store to make a living. Crushed by circumstances, they forbade their children to become musicians or even learn to play an instrument. This is a story of the power of music and its ability to heal.
Performance with Yair Dalal and a reception follows. Ticket includes film, concert and reception.


Film/Cinema"

400 Miles to Freedom  | Open: 03/20/12 Close: 03/21/12


Film/Cinema"

Mabul  | Open: 03/19/12 Close: 03/21/12


Film/Cinema"

Obsession  | Open: 03/17/12 Close: 03/21/12
NY PREMIERE
Director: Nissim Notrika. Israel, 2011, 94 mins. Hebrew w/English subtitles.
1968 - A womans journey into self-destruction and humiliation as a result of her husbands infidelity. The story takes place in an old Sephardic neighborhood in Jerusalem. Six-year-old Micha does not speak, but he sees everything. Malka, his mother, uses every available method to win back her husband from consultations with rabbis to witchcraft.


Film/Cinema"

Tinghir-Jerusalem and Ifrane 2011  | Open: 03/20/12 Close: 03/20/12
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT!

TINGHIR-JERUSALEM: ECHOES FROM THE MELLAH US PREMIERE

Director: Kamal Hachkar. France/Morocco/Israel 2011, 52mins. French, Berber w/English subtitles.
Kamal Hachkar grew up in France with the idea that all Berbers were Muslims. Speaking with his grandparents he learned that some Berbers were Jewish and that in many a village, Muslims and Jews had lived together for a long time. His search led him to Israel where he met families originally from Tinghir who spoke of their lives there, and answered many of his questions. On meeting Jews of his generation, with origins in Tinghir, Kamal realizes that he is not alone in his desire to restore this buried part of their identities. He hopes that his generation will be able to acknowledge the bonds broken by history.

followed by

IFRANE 2011: The First Holocaust Conference in the Arab World
Director: Haim Shiran. Morocco 2011, 20 mins. French, English w/English subtitles.
The Muslim students of the Mimouna Club of Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco have been moved to explore the Holocaust, a taboo topic in the contemporary Arab world. Inspired by the Royal Proclamation of King Mohammed VI (March 2009), they created this conference within which to fully appreciate the heroic actions of King Mohammed V during the Vichy period, and to deepen their understanding of their Jewish past. New York students and leaders from KIVUNIM attended with a survivor of the Holocaust. Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Kamal Hachkar and Haim Shiran, Peter Geffen (Director of KIVUNIM), and Elmehdi Boudra and Laaziza Dalil from the Mimouna Club in Ifrane, Morocco. A reception follows.


Film/Cinema"

Little Simico's Big Fantasy  | Open: 03/19/12 Close: 03/19/12


Film/Cinema"

The Farhud  | Open: 03/18/12 Close: 03/18/12


Film/Cinema"

History's Ultimate Nomads  | Open: 03/18/12 Close: 03/18/12
US PREMIERE
Director: Shaul Keslassi. Netherlands, 2010, 30 mins. each w/English subtitles
Spain: For 1500 years, Jews on the Iberian Peninsula played a significant role in the flourishing civilizations created by Muslims and Christians alike, becoming the largest and most distinguished Jewish community in Europe.
Portugal: In 1492, more than 100,000 Jewish refugees from Spain crossed the border to Portugal. But four years later, a political maneuver by King Manuel of Portugal, had a destructive impact on the Jewish community, and the majority of Jews were baptized by force. The present Jewish community is one of the smallest in the world, but Jewish blood runs through many Portuguese veins.
Brazil: For most people, the connection between swinging, sensual Brazil and Judaism is a highly unlikely one. The fact is that Jews played a significant role in Brazilian history. Post-screening discussion with Prof. Ronnie Perelis, Alacalay Asst. Professor of Sephardic Studies at Yeshiva University.


Film/Cinema"

The Last Jews of Libya  | Open: 03/18/12 Close: 03/18/12
Film and Panel Discussion Looking at Libya and the region through a contemporary lens
Director: Vivienne Roumani-Denn. USA 2007, 50 mins. Hebrew, Italian, Arabic & English w/English subtitles.
The final decades of a centuries-old North African Sephardic Jewish community is seen through the lives of the Roumani family. Thirty-six thousand Jews lived in Libya at the end of World War II, today none remain. Based on the memoirs of the family's matriarch, Elise Roumani, and interviews with several generations of the Roumani family, plus a trove of rare archival film and photographs make for an unforgettable tale. Post-screening panel with the filmmaker, Vivienne Roumani-Denn, Prof. Mustapha Tlili, NYU Center for Dialogues, others to be announced.


Film/Cinema"

Three Promises and Empty Boxcars  | Open: 03/18/12 Close: 03/18/12
BALKAN JEWRY & THE HOLOCAUST

3:30pm THREE PROMISES: THE STORY OF THE KALEFS OF BELGRADE

Directors: Edward Serotta, Wolfgang Els, Stefan Sablic. Vienna 2011, 18 mins.
During the Holocaust more than 90% of Serbias Jewish families were destroyed. This is the story of Dona Bat Kalef and her daughters, Breda and Matilda. We are taken back into the Sephardic world of Jewish Belgrade before the war. Father Andrej Tumpej, a Catholic priest, hid Dona, Breda and Matilda under false names and had the girls sing in his choir every day to chase away the fear and hunger. After the war, Breda Kalef became Yugoslavias most famous mezzo soprano, and she saw to it that Father Tumpej would receive his Righteous Gentile award from Israels Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem.

followed by

EMPTY BOXCARS NY PREMIERE
Director: Ed Gaffney. USA 2011, 82 mins. English.
Empty Boxcars features stories of four Sephardic survivors of the Shoah in the Balkans. Sabi Tchimino and Jamila Kolonomos describe the round-up and mass murder of 11,393 Jews from Bulgarian-occupied Thrace and Macedonia. Rabbi Haim Asa and Norbert Yasharoff describe Bulgarias greatest contribution to European civilization: the mass rescue of over 50,000 Jews. He who saves a single soul, it is as if he saves the whole world -- Talmud Sanhedrin. Post-screening discussion with Ed Gaffney; Dr. Jonathan Brent, Executive Director, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and others to be announced.


Film/Cinema"

Three Mothers  | Open: 03/18/12 Close: 03/18/12
Festival Classic

Director: Dina Zvi-Riklis. Israel 2006, 106 mins. Hebrew, French & Arabic w/English subtitles.
Rose, Flora and Yasmin are triplets born 60-something years ago in Alexandria, Egypt. Their well-to-do parents gave them names of flowers and King Farouk of Egypt gave them his blessing. They come to recount their memoirs in order to tell their life story to Roses only daughter, Rachel. They are also searching for the son that one of them gave away for adoption under mysterious circumstances.


Film/Cinema"

My Lovely Sister  | Open: 03/17/12 Close: 03/17/12


Film/Cinema"

Opening Night - 16th NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival  | Open: 03/15/12 Close: 03/15/12
OPENING NIGHT
Join us and celebrate the 16th NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival! ASF is proud to present this years Pomegranate Award to filmmaker, Izza Genini and musician and educator, Yair Dalal. Admission includes awards, film and reception.

FREE MEN (Les Hommes Libres)
Director: Ismael Ferroukhi. France, 2011. 99 mins. French w/English subtitles.
Paris 1942: Inspired by true events, Free Men tells the story of a group of Muslim agents who fought for the French Resistance, and used the Mosque of Paris as their base of operations. Younes, a young Algerian immigrant, survives is peddling goods on the black market when German occupation forces pick him up. He agrees to spy on the elite community of the Mosque of Paris, whose rector is suspected of providing Jews with false papers. Younes friendship with a cabaret singer, mixed up in various underground affairs, eventually pushes him to join the fight against the Germans.

Best Director from the Arab World for his excellent telling of an unknown and important story/Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011.

For a $125 Opening Night Friend Ticket (includes pre-screening VIP Buffet and listing in Festival Program Book) please e-mail lmwinters@asf.cjh.org or call 212-294-8350 x. 2.


Film/Cinema"

The Leo Kraft 90th Birthday Concert  | Open: 03/11/12 Close: 03/11/12
Featuring some of New Yorks finest chamber music players, including clarinetists Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, violinist Renee Jolles, violist Mark Halloway, cellist Marcy Rosen, flutist Patricia Spenser, and pianist Morey Ritt, who will premiere Testimonium a new work Kraft has written for her.

Among other works on the program are Leo Krafts Seven Hebrew Songs, to poems by medieval Hebrew poets, sung by American baritone Thomas Meglioranza, with David Jolley, horn and Konstantza Chernov, piano. Hailed for his vocal distinction and expressive warmth (The Boston Globe), Meglioranza is one of this countrys most sought-after and unique young singers. The program will conclude with Omaggio, in memory of Primo Levi.


Classical"

The Leo Kraft 90th Birthday Concert  | Open: 03/11/12 Close: 03/11/12
Featuring some of New York’s finest chamber music players, including clarinetists Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, violinist Renee Jolles, violist Mark Halloway, cellist Marcy Rosen, flutist Patricia Spenser, and pianist Morey Ritt, who will premiere Testimonium a new work Kraft has written for her. Among other works on the program are Leo Kraft’s Seven Hebrew Songs, to poems by medieval Hebrew poets, sung by American baritone Thomas Meglioranza, with David Jolley, horn and Konstantza Chernov, piano. Hailed for his “vocal distinction and expressive warmth” (The Boston Globe), Meglioranza is one of this country’s most sought-after and unique young singers. The program will conclude with Omaggio, in memory of Primo Levi.


Classical"

Music.Classical

The Tragedy of Leon Trotsky  | Open: 03/08/12 Close: 03/08/12
Joshua Rubenstein, Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International USA, will discuss his new book, Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionarys Life (Harvard University Press, 2011). Visit www.yivo.org for more information.


Lectures/Debates"

Anti-Jewish Violence in Eastern Europe  | Open: 03/01/12 Close: 03/01/12
Jonathan Dekel-Chen, Hebrew University. Visit www.yivo.org for more information.


Lectures/Debates"

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews  | Open: 02/28/12 Close: 02/28/12
Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati. Lectures on Teddy Roosevelt (March 27) and Harry S. Truman and Ronald Reagan (April) to follow this spring.

Click here for a special package price for The Presidency and the Jews.

Center for Jewish History


Lectures/Debates"

Talking About Jewish Women and Comics  | Open: 02/26/12 Close: 02/26/12
This international symposium for academics, artists and enthusiasts is being presented in conjunction with the current exhibition "Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women" and will be chaired by Sarah Lightman (University of Glasgow), Tahneer Oksman (CUNY) and Dr. Amy Feinstein (independent scholar) and speakers include: Miriam Katin, Corinne Pearlman, Ariel Schrag, and Lauren Weinstein (Graphic Details artists); Professor Joanne Leonard (University of Michigan); and Dr. Heike Bauer (Birkbeck College, University of London). For more information visit http://forward.com/graphic-details/symposium/.

Presented by the Yeshiva University Museum, The Jewish Daily Forward, The Stirling Maxwell Centre University of Glasgow, PhD Program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, Center for Jewish Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), and McFarland


Other"

Talking About Jewish Women and Comics  | Open: 02/26/12 Close: 02/26/12
This international symposium for academics, artists and enthusiasts is being presented in conjunction with the current exhibition "Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women" and will be chaired by Sarah Lightman (University of Glasgow), Tahneer Oksman (CUNY) and Dr. Amy Feinstein (independent scholar) and speakers include: Miriam Katin, Corinne Pearlman, Ariel Schrag, and Lauren Weinstein (Graphic Details artists); Professor Joanne Leonard (University of Michigan); and Dr. Heike Bauer (Birkbeck College, University of London). For more information visit http://forward.com/graphic-details/symposium/.Presented by the Yeshiva University Museum, The Jewish Daily Forward, The Stirling Maxwell Centre University of Glasgow, PhD Program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, Center for Jewish Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), and McFarland


Other"

Acts/Attractions.Other

Children and War  | Open: 02/23/12 Close: 02/23/12
Leading Holocaust historian Debrah Dwork (Clark University) and Cathy A. Frierson (University of New Hampshire) will present their research on the devastating impact of the Holocaust and Soviet Terror on children. A discussion will follow, moderated by Jonathan Brent (YIVO Executive Director). Concluding the evening will be a short, riveting film on child survival produced by Centropa and introduced by Centropa's director, Edward Serotta (www.centropa.org).


Lectures/Debates"