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Matzapalooza

NOVA: Holocaust Escape Tunnel

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Hell's Traces
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StoryTime

Finding Oscar

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New Families, New Traditions

Rwandan Commemoration

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Museum Closes at 3 P.M. for Passover
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Museum Closed for Passover
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StoryTime

The Miracle in the Warsaw Ghetto

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Eyewitness
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New York’s Annual Gathering of Remembrance

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Yom HaShoah Day-Long Observance

Stories from a Survivor and Memorial Service

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Eighteenth Annual Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference for Educators

The Children of Willesden Lane

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An Evening for Members & Friends

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Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Witness Theatre

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The History, Adoption, and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire

Past Life
             


  If you are experiencing difficulties reserving tickets online, please check that the “Discount Code” field is clear, or please call the box office at 646.437.4202 and we will be happy to assist you with reserving tickets.

 
 

 

FAMILY PROGRAM
Sunday April 2, 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Matzapalooza!

Get ready for Passover with interactive workshops and performances. Enjoy arts-and-crafts activities, including a make-your-own Haggadah and Elijah and Miriam cups; an afikomen (hidden matza) search party; and, a photo booth in which participants can dress up and pose as Passover plagues. Join in a sing-along concert of Passover songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, and English. Plus, visit a marketplace of artisan purveyors of Passover foods.

For families with children ages 12 and under.

$10, Free for Children & Grandchildren of Members

Co-presented by

 

 

ADVANCE PREVIEW SCREENING
Sunday, April 2, 2 P.M.

NOVA: Holocaust Escape Tunnel
(2017, 53 mins., Blu-Ray, English)

With archeologist and author Dr. Richard Freund and Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Producer NOVA

As the Soviet army inched closer to taking Lithuania in 1943, 80 Jewish prisoners dug an escape tunnel using their hands and spoons. Join us for a behind-the-scenes discussion with the team behind the Nova film, airing April 19, 2017 at 9 P.M. ET on PBS.

Free – Advance Registration Recommended

Co-presented by

 

 

BOOK LAUNCH
Tuesday, April 4, 7 P.M.

Hell’s Traces
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017)

With author Victor Ripp

Ripp recounts the histories of two sides of his family – one who emigrated and survived; the other who stayed in Europe and perished.

Free – Advance Registration Recommended

 

 

SPECIAL SCREENING
Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 P.M.

Finding Oscar

Post screening discussion with: Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst of U.S. Policy in Latin America at the National Security Archives (Moderator); Ryan Suffern, Director of Finding Oscar; Scott Greathead, human rights attorney and producer of the film; and Fredy Peccerelli, Director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation

In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team – from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor – to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible…by finding the missing boy named Oscar.

Free – RSVP Required

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Co-presented by

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT
Sunday, April 9, 3-5 P.M.

Rwandan Commemoration

The Museum and the tristate community of genocide survivors and members of the Rwandese diaspora commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

Free

 

YOM HASHOAH

 

A MEMORIAL FOR THE 74TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING


Wednesday, April 19, 7 P.M.

Selections from The Miracle in the Warsaw Ghetto

H. Leivick's gripping 1944 drama Der Nes in Ghetto (The Miracle in the Warsaw Ghetto) chronicles the historic act of resistance that kept Nazi forces at bay for 30 days in the spring of 1943. This staged reading is in Yiddish with English and Russian translation supertitles.

$15, $12 MJH / NYTF MEMBERS

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PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION
On View Thursday, April 20 through May

Eyewitness

The Museum's first public photography installation, which will be displayed in the Museum's windows, features portraits of Holocaust survivors living in New York City taken during the past year by photographer B.A. Van Sise.

 

 
 

SPECIAL EVENT
Sunday, April 23, 2 P.M.

New York’s Annual Gathering of Remembrance
At Temple Emanu-El, East 65th Street

The Museum presents the largest Holocaust commemoration in New York City in observance of Yom HaShoah and brings together more than 2,000 people, including survivors and their families, elected officials, and other members of the community for a memorial service that fulfills the sacred Jewish act to remember.

Reserve tickets at www.mjhnyc.org/agr or by calling 646.437.4227. Tickets are required and must be reserved in advance.

 

 

 

DAY-LONG OBSERVANCE
Monday, April 24, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Yom HaShoah at the Museum

Holocaust survivors share their stories in the galleries from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Admission to the Museum is Free All Day

 

 

 

YOUNG FRIENDS EVENT
Monday, April 24, 7 P.M.

Stories from a Survivor and Memorial Service

Hosted by the Young Friends and MJE

This gathering of remembrance places an emphasis on how the next generation can ensure that those who perished are never forgotten. Special candle lighting ceremony and memorial service will be followed by an intimate and powerful interview with Dr. Moshe Avital, who survived Buchenwald.

$5

Event for young professionals ages 21-39

Ticket purchase supports the Museum's Holocaust education programs.

Special Thanks to

 

 

 

EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL FANYA GOTTESFELD HELLER CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS
Tuesday, April 25, 4 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Lives Turned Upside Down:
Teenagers During the Holocaust

With Samuel D. Kassow, Charles H. Northam Professor of History, Trinity College; Dr. Irit Felsen, Psychologist and Researcher

This conference explores the effects of the Holocaust on family relationships, with a special focus on teenagers, whose lives were turned upside down by the traumatic events they experienced.

A limited number of tickets are available to the general public. Advance registration is required at www.mjhnyc.org/conference.

 

 

SPECIAL CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF THE MUSEUM AND THE TOWN HALL FOUNDATION
Tuesday, April 25, 8 P.M.

The Children of Willesden Lane
An Evening of Music and Story Featuring Mona Golabek
Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, NYC

Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, Golabek presents the internationally acclaimed story of her mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is torn from her family and sent on the Kindertransport.

“Deeply affecting…a dramatic triumph.” – The New York Times

$500, 250, $100, $50

Tickets on sale at Town Hall Box Office: 123 West 43rd St. and at Ticketmaster: ticketmaster.com or 800.982.2787.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT
Wednesday, April 26, 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

An Evening for Members & Friends

Meet the Museum's President, Michael S. Glickman, visit the Museum's permanent and special exhibitions, and join us for these programs:

6 P.M. Hear first-hand testimony from a Holocaust survivor.

6:30 P.M. Gallery talk with B.A. Van Sise, photographer of the installation Eyewitness

6 P.M., 6:30 P.M. & 7 P.M. Take a guided tour of the Core Exhibition. (Recommended for visitors who are at least 12 years of age.)

Free

 
 

 

SPECIAL EVENT
Thursday, April 27, 6 P.M.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Hear first-hand testimony from a Holocaust survivor.

Free

 
 

PERFORMANCE
Thursday, April 27, 6:30 P.M.

Witness Theatre

Experience an evening you will long remember as high school students re-enact critical moments from the lives of local Holocaust survivors. This unique performance represents an intergenerational journey – the culmination of months of collaboration between the students and survivors, as mutual respect, friendship, and trust have evolved.

Free – Advance Reservations Recommended

Co-presented by

Witness Theater was conceived by Irit and Ezra Dagan and developed by JDC-Eshel in Israel. It was brought to New York in 2012 by Selfhelp. This year’s Witness Theater Program is a collaboration of Selfhelp, UJA-Federation and Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School. In addition to UJA, it has also received generous support from the Jewish Communal Fund and the Claims Conference.

 

 

LECTURE
Sunday, April 30, 2 P.M. – 4 P.M.

The History, Adoption, and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire

With Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull

Learn about the various laws and mandates pertaining to Jewish surnames in the Russian Empire, the complexities of Jewish surname adoption and use, and how this information is useful in Jewish genealogical research.

Free

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ADVANCE PREVIEW SCREENING
Sunday, April 30, 3 P.M.

Past Life
(2016, 110 mins., English, German, Hebrew, Polish with Subtitles)

Post screening discussion with producer Dr. David Milch

In this fascinating new film from director Avi Nesher, two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father’s former life in Poland during WWII.

$15, $12 Members

 






The Museum's public programs are made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Lily Safra.


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