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TALK
The World Refugee Crisis

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StoryTime

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Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

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MJH KIDS
All Aboard!


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MUSIC
Songs from Shylock's Venice

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FILM
The Look of Silence
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StoryTime

MUSIC
Playing for Life

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ASL Tour
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New Families, New Traditions



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THEATER
Behind the Scenes of
Fiddler on the Roof
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Fried Chicken and Latkes


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NYTF RU Kompot


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YF Film Screening

  MUSIC
 

International Tour Celebrating
The 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto
Wednesday, February 10, 7 P.M.

Songs from Shylock's Venice with Ensemble Lucidarium

Experience the sounds and sights of Shylock's world as one of Italy's premiere Early Music ensembles brings to life 16th-century Venice through this lively multimedia concert.

$25, $20 Members and Students

 

 

PERFORMANCE
Wednesday, February 17, 7 P.M.

Playing for Life: Art Under Tyranny

With a special performance by Eugene Drucker, master violinist of the Emerson String Quartet

Eugene Drucker takes the stage to perform Bach's Sarabande and Chaconne and speaks about his father’s experiences as a member of Der Jüdische Kulturbund, the Holocaust-era organization of German Jewish artists and musicians. Gail Prensky, creator and executive producer of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, discusses the history and relevance of this artistic organization.

$15, $12 Members and Students

 

  THEATER
 

CONVERSATION AND SONGS
Monday, February 22, 6:30 P.M.

Behind the Scenes of Fiddler on the Roof

With cast members Tony-nominated actors Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht, and Adam Kantor and Samantha Massell, joined by Pulitzer-Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick; moderated by Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company

Rediscover the joy of one of the greatest American musicals at a special evening of conversation and songs from the Broadway revival.

$15, $12 Members and Students
Ticket purchase includes a special offer to the Broadway show.

 

 

Wednesday, February 24, 7 P.M.

Fried Chicken and Latkes

"An outsized presence built for Broadway." — The New York Times

Actress-comedian Rain Pryor takes an irreverent and poignant look at growing up African American, Jewish, and the daughter of a famous father in her one-woman show.

$35, $25 Members, $15 Students

World Premiere by the National Black Theatre, founded by Barbara Ann Teer

 
  FILMS
 

Wednesday, February 3, 7 P.M.

2016 OSCAR® Nominee — Best Documentary Short
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

(2015, 40 min., English)

Post-screening discussion with director Adam Benzine and Stuart Liebman, Professor of the History and Theory of Cinema, CUNY; moderated by Kent Jones, Director of the New York Film Festival

This insightful film explores the arduous 12-year journey that led to the creation of the French iconoclast's Shoah, a nine-hour-plus examination of the Holocaust. Marking the 30th anniversary of the landmark documentary, the film features previously unseen outtakes and reflects on key moments in the 90-year-old auteur's life, revealing his hopes and expectations for the future.

Free - Advance Reservations Suggested

 

 

Monday, February 15 (Presidents Day), 3 P.M.

2016 OSCAR® Nominee — Best Documentary Feature
The Look of Silence

(2014, 103 min., English)

Post-screening discussion with director Joshua Oppenheimer and Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist, author, and host of “Democracy Now!”

A family of survivors of the 1965 Indonesian genocide discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The youngest son, an optometrist, decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of 50 years of silence.

Free - Advance Reservations Suggested

 


  CONVERSATIONS
 

Tuesday, February 2, 7 P.M.

The World Refugee Crisis

With Michael Abramowitz, director, USHMM Levine Institute for Holocaust Education; Elisa Massimino, president and CEO of Human Rights First; and T. Alexander Aleinikoff, visiting professor, Columbia University; moderated by Nadine Strossen, former president, American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008)

The refugee crisis is an agonizing issue that has become even more fraught with the recent attacks in Paris. Since the start of the conflict in Syria, more than 250,000 people have died and 12 million have fled their homes, making this the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Cautioning against indifference to the suffering of others, leading scholars examine whether or not we are doing enough.

Free - Advance Reservations Suggested

 

  MJH KIDS
 

THEATER
Sunday, February 7, 10:30 A.M.

All Aboard!

Pick up your passport and get your tickets at this hands-on workshop. Board the boat and watch a new original play based on the PJ Library story, When Jessie Came Across the Sea.

For families with children ages 3 to 7, siblings welcome.

$8. Free for children and grandchildren of Members.
Tickets sold at the door.

 

 

PJ LIBRARY RUSSIAN FAMILY EVENTS
IN RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH
Sunday, February 28, 11 A.M.

NYTF RU Kompot

A true KOMPOT, enjoy an interactive get-together for the whole family including musical performances, hands-on workshops, storytelling, and theater performances for families with children ages 2 to 8, siblings welcome.

$25 Family of 5, $10 Adults, $8 Children

 



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


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