Events

Upcoming events at the Yiddish Book Center

2014 September

Sep 02

Tue

12:00am

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Sep 23

Tue

12:00am

Tix/Reg

Join Jeremy Dauber, author of the recently published "The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem," for an online course devoted to the life and work of this most celebrated Yiddish writer. REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED.

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Sep 21

Sun

2:00pm

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Sep 21

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives.

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2014 October

Oct 05

Sun

2:00pm

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Oct 05

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

A chronicle of the architecture competition that explored the creative potential of the ancient Jewish sukkah and created a temporary exhibition of 12 radically designed sukkahs in the heart of New York City.

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Oct 19

Sun

10:00am

to

Oct 19

Sun

4:00pm

Free

Join us for a day of events for the whole family including a story teller, an exhibit opening, an update from Aaron Lansky, a concert, and more.

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Oct 30

Thu

7:00pm

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Oct 30

Thu

9:00pm

Tix/Reg

Introduction and Q&A with director Siegfried Kühn. Maria, a rising theater star in Nazi Germany, is in love with Mark, a Jewish actor. So that they can be together, Maria decides to fake her own suicide and assume a Jewish identity.

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2014 November

Nov 07

Fri

12:00am

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Nov 09

Sun

12:00am

Tix/Reg

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. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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Nov 23

Sun

2:00pm

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Nov 23

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

"The Jester's" lively circus and vaudeville music and set pieces provide a glimpse of 1930s Warsaw's thriving Yiddish revues and cabarets, which were destroyed soon after.

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2014 December

Dec 21

Sun

2:00pm

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Dec 21

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

This beautifully photographed and edited film tells the story of the Conversos and the memories that still haunt their descendants.

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Dec 28

Sun

2:00pm

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Dec 28

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

Drawn to California by the Gold Rush, Jews were welcomed in San Francisco. With a newfound freedom, Jews played a central role in the transformation of this once-sleepy maritime village into the largest metropolis in the American West.

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2015 January

Jan 04

Sun

2:00pm

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Jan 04

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

Through the saga of the Jewish migrants, mainly from Eastern Europe, who settled in Melbourne's inner-city suburb of Carlton, the film explores issues at the heart of Australia's development towards cultural diversity.

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Jan 18

Sun

2:00pm

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Jan 18

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

The film revolves around the daydreaming entrepreneur Menakhem Mendl who specializes in doomed strike-it-rich schemes.

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2015 February

Feb 08

Sun

2:00pm

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Feb 08

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

This documentary explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical and many of the songs that comprise The American Songbook.

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Feb 22

Sun

2:00pm

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Feb 22

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

The story of one man's search to get closer to his deceased father by uncovering the story of his family's town of Trochenbrod, the only all-Jewish town to ever exist outside of Palestine.

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2015 March

Mar 08

Sun

2:00pm

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Mar 08

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

"Hungry Hearts" focuses on the members of the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City's Lower East Side.

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Mar 22

Sun

2:00pm

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Mar 22

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

A Quaker bassist and a Reform Jewish trumpeter, Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, gospel music, and Woody Guthrie meet in this acclaimed feature-length documentary.

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