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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Through Oct. 27) — The inspiring true story of Carole King's remarkable rise to stardom.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

A new Broadway musical about airline passengers stuck in a small town in Newfoundland in the days after 9/11. The Washington Post calls it "Best of the Year."
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

The Metropolitan Museum is always a venue to check out artworks of Jewish interest. Currently on view are paintings, jewelry, magnificent silver, ancient earthenware and much more. 
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(May 8-Jan. 3) — This large-scale exhibition features artifacts and materials — never before seen in North America — on loan from more than 20 institutions and private collections around the world. Click for trailer.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Feb. 11-Jan. 26) — Direct from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s sold-out run to Off-Broadway. "A kind of authenticity no other American 'Fiddler' ever has” (The New York Times).
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Jul. 22-Jan. 12) — A secret cache of jeweled rings, brooches and coins on view at The Met Cloisters overturns conventional notions of medieval Europe as a monolithic Christian society.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(May 3-Dec. 8) — The first exhibition dedicated to the nearly forgotten color photographs of one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, almost exclusively known for his black-and-white images.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Sept. 15-Jan.5) — 50 B&W photographs from Freed’s estate. This is the first exhibition to examine Freed’s work of 1967-68 and the context in which these images were published. Reception & Talk 9/15 1:30pm-3pm.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Sept. 3-Dec. 15) — A series of photographs by that explore the mental and emotional changes in the photographer's daughter and her daughter's friends who enlisted in the IDF.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Jun. 27-Dec. 31) — Drawn from the art collection of the Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin (LBI), this exhibit presents paintings created in exile by German-speaking Jews and other targets of Nazi persecution.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Sept. 5-Oct. 19) — This solo exhibition of new, large-scale paintings by Doron Langberg moves beyond easily recognizable queer iconographies and contextualizes sexuality and intimacy within everyday life. 
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Oct. 4-24) — Coldly received in France due to its depiction of wartime collaboration, the film went on to win three Césars (French Oscars) for Best Film, Best Director and Best Production Design. Click for trailer.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

Season 1 now on Netflix: Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat," "Da Ali G Show") takes a dramatic turn as real-life spy Eli Cohen in this thriller miniseries inspired by true events. Click for trailer. 
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Sept. 12-Jan. 31) — A new exhibit about the iconic store led by four overlapping generations of a family staying attuned to customers past, present and future. 
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Sept. 11-Oct. 20) — Based on a true story, the play concerns the head of the Gestapo in German-occupied Rome and his adversary, a monsignor who arranges for the escape of Allied servicemen and Jewish civilians.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Sept. 20-Oct. 24) — “A delectable look at a despicable person" (The Wrap) reveals one of the most influential American men of the 20th century and now, with protégé Donald Trump, the 21st. Click for trailer.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(May 1-Dec. 31) — This exhibition features the mixed-media work of New York and Jaffa-based artist Oded Halahmy, an international artist with roots in Iraq and Israel.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

(Oct. 10-Nov. 4) — The drama and joy of Jewish folk and religious life are explored in 34 paintings with whimsical and deceptively simple folkloric imagery. 
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Joshua Cole talks about his new book, which explores an episode of anti-Jewish violence in the Algerian city of Constantine on August 3-5, 1934. The origins of the riots have long been the subject of debate.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join other 20s & 30s on a porch in Ditmas Park for a Sukkot-themed potluck and ritual. Bring your favorite vegetarian appetizer, entree or dessert.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Join over 250 LGBTQ Jews in the JCC's spacious rooftop sukkah overlooking the NYC skyline for an open bar, delicious snacks and great friends! 
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:30pm

(Through Nov. 24) — 1936, Berlin. When Jewish athlete Helene Mayer is selected for the Nazis' Olympic Squad, she realizes she is fighting for much more than gold. The Off-Broadway play is based on a true story.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 8:00pm

Featuring soul-stirring sounds from Indiga, Rabbi Zayah and Temmi Merlis interspersed with words of intention, Torah and “l’chayims” (“toasts”). Open bar included.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 (All day)

(Oct. 12, 2018-Feb.9, 2020) — An 80-piece exhibit that ranges in date from the Renaissance to Thanksgivukkah 2013 and draws from The Jewish Museum’s collection of Chanukah lamps.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 (All day)

(Sept. 12-Jun. 30) — Seventy artists explore human connections shaped by genetics, proximity, interests, and shared destiny. 
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 (All day)

A World War II satire that follows a lonely and blindly nationalistic German boy, his brave mother (Scarlett Johansson), his secret Jewish housemate and his imaginary friend Adolph Hitler. Click for trailer. 
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

The Israeli elections of April and September 2019 highlighted, yet again, the profound rifts that divide Israeli society. To help guide us through this complex issue, we are bringing together a panel of leading experts.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Come to laugh, listen, and sample an array of dishes that challenge and enrich our image of what “Jewish food” can look like.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

An inclusive evening of food, ritual, song and community in the park under the stars. All are welcome to a sukkah created by Harlem-based artist Elan Cadiz for a neighborhood night of celebration and reflection.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

Sukkot + Oktoberfest = One crazy night! Join 100s of hut-loving heebs in their 20s, 30s & 40s for ice cold beer, kosher bratwurst and rock music, rain or shine! Heat-lamps will be spread across the beer garden. 
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

(Oct. 17-19) — This contemporary theatrical adaptation of a 17th-century exorcism story is based on the legend of the Jewish dybbuk, and the dybbuk's function as pulp fiction in shtetl environments.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 8:30pm

The renowned trumpet player/keyboardist/singer who founded the Klezmatics is joined by Michael Winograd on clarinet, Jake Shulman-Ment on violin, Joanna Sternberg on bass and Aaron Alexander on drums.  
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:00pm

(Oct. 17-Nov. 9) — Londoner Daniel Cainer’s multi-award winning, ever-evolving collection of musical stories features feuding tailors, a naughty rabbi, some family fables … and many foibles. 
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Friday, October 18, 2019 (All day)

(Oct. 18-Jan. 19) — A rare glimpse into the life and work of the author, with an exhibition of manuscripts, letters, photographs, books and personal effects. This will be the first time these items have been shared with the public.
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Friday, October 18, 2019 (All day)

(Oct. 18-Feb.9) — The first exhibition to explore the career of the trailblazing art dealer who championed the work of American artists from Stuart Davis and Jacob Lawrence to Georgia O'Keeffe and Ben Shahn.
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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:15am

Taped in front of a live audience in Brooklyn, the comedian and former Boston College tight end stars in his first HBO comedy special, in which he opens up about his mental health. Click for trailer and schedule.
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