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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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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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