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Lisbon: Harbor of Hope for Jewish Refugees

Dr. Marion Kaplan will describe the experience of Jewish refugees, mostly from Germany and Austria, as they escaped from Hitler to live in limbo in Portugal. Wine & cheese and tour of the Judaica collection up for sale.

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"Courage and Fear"

Ola Hnatiuk on her book about Lviv’s Polish, Ukrainian and Jewish intelligentsia during WWII under Soviet and Nazi occupations, as they struggle to survive, manage complex relationships and uphold their ethos. 

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"Shetl in the Sun"

Brett Sokol edited Andy Sweet's sun-drenched photographs, shot in the late 1970s, which captured Miami Beach at a poignant moment. He is joined by the directors of the related film, "The Last Resort."

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Jake Shulman-Ment & his Fidl Kapelye

The violinist is among the most highly regarded klezmer musicians performing today. Tonight he appears with his fiddle group featuring the acclaimed tsimbl player Pete Rushefsky. Click for video.

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What Everyone's Talking About: "She Said"

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse, join Abigail Pogrebin to talk about their new book and the story's consequences for the #MeToo movement.

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Heinrich Heine’s "Hebrew Melodies"

Artist Mark Podwal and translator Jack Prelutsky will discuss their just-published book of Heine's poetry, which contains three of the best poems on Jewish themes ever written outside the Hebrew language.

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New Poetry: Erika Dreifus and Julia Knobloch

Dreifus, who has been honored by the ALA for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature, presents her first book of poems; Knobloch, a native of Germany, explores her new Jewish identity and faith. 

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"Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman"

Join Rabbi Scott Perlo for an intimate conversation with Abby Stein to discuss her new memoir and her exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood and leadership to mainstream femininity and prominent activism.

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"Parkchester: A Bronx Tale of Race and Ethnicity"

Author Jeffrey S. Gurock explains how and why a “get along” spirit prevailed in Parkchester and marked a turning point in ethnic relations in the city.

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"Hebrew Melodies" — BOOK LAUNCH

Meet artist Mark Podwal as he signs copies of his latest collaborative project, a volume of poetry by Heinrich Heine, the 19th-century German poet. Podwal will be joined by poet and translator Jack Prelutsky.

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