Virtual Public Programs Calendar We offer free virtual public programs on a diverse selection of topics related to Yiddish and modern Jewish culture. Find out about upcoming programs below. To receive updates about these programs, email us at [email protected] MULTIMEDIA | Borscht Beat: Behind the Scenes, with Aaron Bendich | Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m. EST Aaron Bendich, host of the Jewish music radio program "Borscht Beat", which airs on WJFF Radio Catskill, pulls back the curtain on his process. CONVERSATION AND READING | Yiddish in Nature: New Translations of Yiddish Literature, with Lisa Newman and Mindl Cohen | Thursday, August 5, @ 7 p.m. EST Join our academic director and translation editor Mindl Cohen for a peek inside the 2021 Pakn Treger Digital Translation Issue: Yiddish in Nature. TALK | The Role Jewish Holiday Food Plays in Jewish Family Traditions, with Leah Koenig | Thursday, September 9, @ 7 p.m. EST Leah Koenig is the author of six cookbooks, including The Jewish Cookbook. Leah will explore how holiday foods are so much a part of Jewish culinary tradition and how recipes have been adapted and passed down through families for generations. TALK | Secular Yidishkayt and Social Justice in the US South, with Josh Parshall | Thursday, September 30, 7 p.m. This talk by historian Josh Parshall will examine how southern members of the Arbeter Ring (and other Jewish-left groups) grappled with issues of justice in the US South. MULTIMEDIA TALK | The Glass Negatives of Lublin, with Piotr Nazaruk | Thursday, October 7, @ 7p.m. EST Piotr Nazaruk, curator at Poland’s Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre, shares the story behind the discovery of a treasure trove of thousands of glass plates that offer a glimpse into the everyday lives of Jews and Poles before 1939. TALK | The Pogroms of 1918–1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust, with Jeffrey Veidlinger | Thursday, October 14, @ 7 p.m. EST Jeffrey Veidlinger discusses his newly released book, In the Midst of Civilized Europe, and explores how hundreds of Yiddish-language testimonies awakened the world to the danger Jews were facing in Europe on the eve of the Holocaust. MULTIMEDIA CONVERSATION | Mah-jongg in American Jewish Life | Thursday, November 11, 7 p.m. EST Join us as curator Melissa Martens Yaverbaum interviews Annelise Heinz, the author of Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture. TALK | From Smoked Salmon to Pickles – Getting Jewish Food Delivered to Your Door | Thursday, November 18, @ 7p.m. EST Lisa Newman, host of The Shmooze, visits with some of the country’s best mail-order Jewish food purveyors.