Calendar of Events Upcoming events at the Yiddish Book Center - including Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music (July 11-14, 2019) . Visit, Shop, Calendar Yidstock 2019: July 11-14 The eighth annual Yidstock takes place at the Yiddish Book Center on July 11-14, 2019. GALLERY TALK | The Posthumous Landscape: Jewish Historical Sites in Poland and Western Ukraine, with David Kaufman | Sunday, July 21 @ 2 p.m. Architectural photographer, David Kaufman, has made nine trips to Poland and western Ukraine to photograph the remnants of Jewish life that remain following the destruction of local Jewish communities under the Nazis. Click to read more. FILM | Persona Non Grata | Sunday, July 28 @ 1:30 p.m. As WWII begins, hordes of Jewish refugees flee to Lithuania. In search of transit visas, they turn to a Japanese diplomat who is torn between his loyalty to his country and his loyalty to mankind. Click to read more and purchase tickets. FILM | Shalom Italia | Sunday, August 11 @ 2 p.m. Three Italian Jewish brothers set off on a journey through Tuscany in search of a cave in which they hid as children to escape the Nazis. Click to read more and purchase tickets. FILM | Birobidzhan | Sunday, August 25 @ 2 p.m. In 1934, the Soviet Union founded the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, an independent communist state for Jews in a remote corner of Russia where the official language was Yiddish. Click to read more and to purchase tickets.