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Thursday, May 24, 2018 (All day)

From as early as Genesis, Jews have pondered the heavens that surround our planet, as well as their place in them. As science and technology progressed, they often attempted to...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30pm

When Joseph Berger was growing up in the Bronx, his mother filled him with visions of Otwock, her hometown in Poland. She described an “enchanted spot graced by tall pine trees,...
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Monday, May 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

What's it like to spin a dreidel in zero gravity? Read the Torah in orbit? Celebrate Shabbat when the sun rises and sets nearly every hour? Join Jeffrey Hoffman, NASA’s first...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pm

New to genealogy? Eager to fill in the branches of your family tree? Join us for a unique after-hours opportunity to learn from our expert genealogy librarians. We’ll show...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Like the swashbuckling hero in "Raiders of the Lost Ark," George Washington University Professor Eric H. Cline has a taste for adventure. On campus, he’s a sought-after professor...
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Although they were usually everyday items in their time, family heirlooms offer us precious, tangible windows into the lives of our ancestors. Bonni-Dara Michaels, Yeshiva...
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Saturday, March 17, 2018 (All day)

From as early as Genesis, Jews have pondered the heavens that surround our planet, as well as their place in them. As science and technology progressed, they often attempted to...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for History Matters, a new lecture series, at the Center for Jewish History, where the past comes alive! The first History Matters lecture brings acclaimed Professor...
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Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

Join us to celebrate Ladino, the remarkable language also known as Judeo-Spanish. Jane Mushabac (CUNY) performs excerpts from her 2016 Ladino-rich novel, "His Hundred Years...
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

When she broke away from Orthodox Judaism, Tova Mirvis left her marriage and the way of life she’d always known. The bestselling novelist of "The Ladies Auxiliary," "The Outside...
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Monday, January 8, 2018 - 6:30pm

By November 8, 1938 in German Silesia, Ann Michel's great-grandparents, Salo and Else Hepner, walked out of this front door never to return. The New York City...
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Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

In 1943, Bulgaria complied with German demands and deported nearly 11,400 Jews from occupied territories in northern Greece and Yugoslavia (Macedonia). At the same time, Bulgaria...
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Friday, December 29, 2017 (All day)

(Sept. 8-Dec. 29) — "1917: How One Year Changed the World" looks back 100 years to explore how three key events of 1917 — America’s entry into World War I, the Bolshevik...
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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm

Throughout the Renaissance period, the Temple became a central symbol in the negotiation of ground between religion and science, Judaism and Christianity, post-imperial powers and...
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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:30pm

Crescenzo Del Monte (1868-1935), Jewish-Roman poet and historian, dedicated much of his life to writing poems in giudaico-romanesco, the dialect of the Roman Jews that he...
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

Rome destroyed Jerusalem in 70 C.E.; but in the period before this destruction, Rome also built up Jerusalem, serving as a valuable ally and as a stabilizing force....
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

"The Book Smugglers" tells the story of the courageous Jews of the “Paper Brigade,” who risked their lives to rescue thousands of rare books and manuscripts — first from the Nazis...
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Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

Opening Night featuring special artist performance by Ofri Cnaani.  (Sept. 7- Nov. 1) — "For Her Own Good" is a mixed media installation by Ofri Cnanni...
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Edward Pococke (1604 – 1691), alumnus of Corpus Christi College and Regius Professor in Hebrew at Oxford, became the first Laudian Professor in Arabic at there after he returned...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Recognized as one of the 20th century’s preeminent political philosophers and historian of ideas, the polymathic Isaiah Berlin was a celebrated British essayist, raconteur and...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Oxford University is famed for the ancient books and manuscripts in its libraries, which also hold some of the greatest Hebrew collections in the world. Less known is the role of...
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

In this gallery talk/walk through Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition "City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image," novelist Dara Horn ("A Guide...
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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Featuring a performance of his "Fantasies for Piano," played by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Yedhudi Wyner, this annual concert also showcases music of Benjie Ellen Schiller,...
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