Events

Upcoming events at the Yiddish Book Center

2015 September

Sep 06

Sun

2:00pm

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Sep 06

Sun

3:30pm

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"Deli Man" tells the story of third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber as well as the tales of others, looking at the challenges the delicatessen business faces today and what draws people like Ziggy to keep the tradition alive.

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Sep 20

Sun

2:00pm

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Sep 20

Sun

3:30pm

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"Famous Nathan" chronicles the personal and public history of Nathan's Famous, the iconic Brooklyn eatery and Coney Island institution created in 1916 by filmmaker Lloyd Handwerker's grandfather Nathan Handwerker.

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2015 October

Oct 11

Sun

2:00pm

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Oct 11

Sun

3:30pm

Free

In her talk, Elaine Freed Lindenblatt shares the colorful, only-in-America story of the iconic Red Apple Rest; afterwards, she'll take audience questions and sign her book.

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Oct 12

Mon

12:00am

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Nov 09

Mon

12:00am

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Join professor and author David Shneer for an in-depth look at Soviet Yiddish culture and the tragedy that destroyed many of its most creative minds.

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Oct 25

Sun

10:00am

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Oct 25

Sun

4:00pm

Free

Join us for a day of events for the whole family featuring the The Sarah Rose Lazarus Family Concert: Litvakus; a gallery talk with Marisa Scheinfeld; a print shop demonstration; tours; an update from Aaron Lansky; and more!

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2015 November

Nov 13

Fri

12:00am

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Nov 15

Sun

12:00am

Tix/Reg

Join Professor Devin E. Naar of the University of Washington for an exploration of Ladino language, culture, literature, and history.

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Nov 15

Sun

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Nov 15

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

Portraits of Sholem Aleichem and Theodore Bikel are woven together in this enchanting documentary.

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Nov 22

Sun

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Nov 22

Sun

3:30pm

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Mohawk Trail Concerts presents the Adaskin String Trio, with guests Pascal Archer, clarinet, and Annie Trepannier, violin, in a program featuring 'The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind', for string quartet and klezmer clarinet, by Oswaldo Golijov.

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2015 December

Dec 06

Sun

10:00am

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Dec 06

Sun

4:00pm

Free

A day of activities for all ages featuring a holiday song workshop, children's reading circle and craft activity, scavenger hunts, tours, and more.

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Dec 13

Sun

2:00pm

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Dec 13

Sun

3:30pm

Free

Curator Shiri B. Sandler, U.S. director of the Auschwitz Jewish Center at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, presents a gallery talk in conjunction with the visiting exhibit A Town Known as Auschwitz (in our Brechner Gallery through March 27).

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Dec 27

Sun

2:00pm

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Dec 27

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

A documentary exploring the life of Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, whose extraordinary efforts saved hundreds of Jews from the approaching Holocaust.

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2016 February

Feb 07

Sun

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Feb 07

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3:30pm

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Inspired by images of the magnificent wooden synagogues of eighteenth-century Poland--the last of which were destroyed by the Nazis--artists Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio set out to reconstruct a replica of the stunning Gwozdziec synagogue.

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Feb 21

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Feb 21

Sun

3:30pm

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"The Return" follows four Polish women in their twenties who discovered they were Jewish in their teens and have become dynamic leaders in their nascent Jewish enclaves.

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2016 March

Mar 06

Sun

2:00pm

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Mar 06

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3:30pm

Tix/Reg

Featuring interviews with close friends including Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, Carly Simon, Steven Soderbergh, and Quincy Jones, this documentary is a moving, deeply personal testament to a composer, conductor, and musical genius like no other.

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Mar 20

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Mar 20

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3:30pm

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When Fumiko Ishioka of the Tokyo Holocaust Museum received from the Auschwitz Museum a battered suitcase with the name "Hana Brady" painted on it, he set out to discover the details of Hana's life.

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