Calendar of Events Upcoming events at the Yiddish Book Center - including Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music (July 12-15, 2018) . Visit, Shop, Calendar FILM | Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas | Sunday, December 23 @ 2 p.m. Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas is an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary telling the story of a group of Jewish songwriters who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday. Click to read more and purchase tickets. SHORT FILMS | Joe's Violin and Mandala Beats | Sunday, January 6 @ 2 p.m. Joe’s Violin shows how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times. In Mandala Beats, an Israeli bassist encounters a world of Jewish music in India. Click to read more and to purchase tickets. AUTHOR TALK | Annelies, with David R. Gillham | Tuesday, January 15 @ 7 p.m. In this masterful new novel, David R. Gillham explores with breathtaking empathy the woman—and the writer—Anne Frank might have become. FILM | Itzhak | Sunday, January 20 @ 2 p.m. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, Itzhak is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love. Click to read more and to purchase tickets. FILM | Angel Wagenstein: Art Is A Weapon | Sunday, February 3 @ 2 p.m. As a teenager in wartime Bulgaria, Angel Wagenstein commanded a daredevil Jewish partisan brigade. At 94, he is a passionate witness to history and an influential voice in the debate on Europe’s rocky future. Click to read more and purchase tix. FILM | Who Will Write Our History? | Sunday, January 27 @ 2 p.m. In Nov. 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back - not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Click to read more and purchase tix. AUTHOR TALK | Famous Father Girl, with Jamie Bernstein | Thursday, February 7 @ 7 p.m. - Takes place at the Springfield JCC The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir.Click to read more. FILM | Stefan Zweig | Sunday, February 17 @ 2 p.m. As a Jewish intellectual, Stefan Zweig struggles to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany, while searching for a home in the new world. Click to read more and purchase tickets. FILM | GI Jews, with director Q&A | Sunday, March 3 @ 2 p.m. Through the eyes of the servicemen and women, the film brings to life the little-known story of Jews in World War II – as active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry and intolerance. Click to read more and to purchase tickets. FILM | Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story | Sunday, March 17 @ 2 p.m. What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr. Click to read more and to purchase tickets.