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Monday, December 3, 2018 - 6:30pm

“Monish,” by I.L. Peretz, is the story of an irascible Satan, his irresistible wife Lilith, and a young Jew who just wants to be left alone with his books. This hour of music,...
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Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

Leonard Bernstein’s eldest daughter, Jamie Bernstein, shares a rare and intimate look at her father on the centennial of his birth in her new memoir, "Famous Father Girl: A...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president, his popularity with American Jews inspired this Yiddish quip from a Jewish Republican judge: "The Jews now had three velten [...
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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

"Why isn't the Oscar Slater case better known? It's about racism, antisemitism, xenophobia. Not relevant to today? Think again." Margalit Fox wrote more than 1,400...
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:30pm

Linda Greenhouse’s 30-year tenure covering the U.S Supreme Court for The New York Times was longer than any sitting justice except for John Paul Stevens. She wrote...
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Sunday, August 5, 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, June 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

When Ilan Ramon boarded the Space Shuttle Columbia, he made history as Israel’s first astronaut. The son of a Holocaust survivor, Ramon also carried a piece of history with him —...
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Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 9:00am

The purpose of this joint ADL-Israel Institute-Center for Jewish History conference is to reflect on Israel as it celebrates its 70th year of independence. The conference will...
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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:00pm

A book launch and panel discussion featuring author Joyce Antler, Judith Rosenbaum (Executive Director of the Jewish Women's Archive), Nona Willis Aronowitz...
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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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