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Core Exhibition Tour

Behind the Scenes at POLIN: Museum of the History of Polin Jews

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Storytime

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A Night in the Old Marketplace
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A Night in the Old Marketplace

 

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Speaker Series

Going Forward: The Lost Children of Kloster Indersdorf

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Core Exhibition Tour

While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust

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ASL@MJH

The Belle of Tombstone

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NANA
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The Six Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East

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Core Exhibition Tour

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Storytime

 

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New Families, New Traditions

After the Round-Up

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Core Exhibition Tour

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Memoirs of a Reformed American Skinhead
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Museum Closes at 3 P.M. for Shavuot

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GALLERY TALK
Tuesday, May 2, 2 P.M.

Behind the Scenes at POLIN: Museum of the History of Polin Jews

With Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator, Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum

With a focus on the increasing relevance of Jewish museums in Europe, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the 2016 European Museum of the Year standing in what was once the heart of Jewish Warsaw.

FREE – RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED


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THEATER
Thursday, May 4, 8 P.M.
Saturday, May 6, 9:30 P.M.

A Night in the Old Marketplace

Conceived and directed by Alexandra Aron; Composed by Grammy winner Frank London; Lyrics and text by Glen Berger

Based upon the phantasmagorical Yiddish classic by I.L.Peretz, Frank London’s experimental klezmer opera portrays a world inhabited by seductive gargoyles, mad Kabbalists, phantom singers, and haunted marketplaces. Performed in English.

$30, $20 MJH/NYTF Members


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SEMINAR
Sunday, May 7, 1 P.M. – 5 P.M.

Going Forward: The Lost Children of Kloster Indersdorf

Professor Avinoam Patt, University of Hartford and Jude Richter, Director of the Remember Me Project, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This seminar examines the important chapter of the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust and includes testimony from Tibor Sands, a former resident of Kloster Indersdorf.

FREE – RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED


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The Claims Conference administers individual compensation programs for Shoah victims. Its newest program is the Child Survivor Fund. The fund is intended to acknowledge the suffering of Holocaust survivors who endured unimaginable trauma in their childhoods, encompassing a range of experiences that included separation from parents, living in hiding with the terror of being caught, privation and abuse in ghettos and even the horrors of concentration camps, where very few children survived. Visit www.claimscon.org for more information.

 

 
 

GALLERY TALK
Tuesday, May 9, 2 P.M.

While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust

With Professor Jeffrey Shandler

From wartime newsreels of liberated concentration camps to coverage of the Eichmann trial, Shandler argues that television more than any other medium brought the Holocaust into our homes, our hearts, and our minds.

Free - Advance Registration Recommended



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CONVERSATION     CANCELED
Tuesday, May 9, 7 P.M.

One Refugee’s Story: Seeking Asylum from Libya

Hasan Agili in conversation with Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Lab/Shul

Agili, the only Libyan refugee granted entrance to the United States in 2016, discusses his struggle as a gay man in his homeland, and his long fight to immigrate to New York.

$15, $12 Members

This program is canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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THEATER
Wednesday, May 10, 7 P.M.

The Belle of Tombstone

Book by Thomas Edward West and Sheilah Rae; Music by Michele Brourman; Lyrics by Sheilah Rae

This all-female musical tells the story of Josie Marcus, who in 1899 left her upper-class Jewish family for a wild adventure with her future husband, legendary frontier lawman Wyatt Earp.

$20, $15 Members


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NEW YORK PREMIERE
Thursday, May 11, 7 P.M.

NANA
(2016, 100 mins., Blu-Ray, French & English)

Post screening discussion with director Serena Dykman

The filmmaker retraces her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story and how her life-long fight against intolerance will continue in the 21st century.

$15, $12 Members


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BOOK LAUNCH
Monday, May 15 7 P.M.

The Six Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East

Author Guy Laron in conversation with former New York Times writer Joe Berger

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Laron’s fresh perspective and extensive research assess the conflict that continues to shape the modern world.

$15, Free for Members


 
 

CONVERSATION CANCELED
Wednesday, May 17, 7 P.M.

Far From Hiding

Abraham H. Foxman, Director of the Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism, in conversation with Museum Chairman Bruce Ratner

Foxman shares his personal story about his life as a hidden child and his parents’ struggle to get him back.

$15, $12 Members

This program is canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


 
 

BOOK LAUNCH
Sunday, May 21, 2 P.M.

After the Round-Up
(Indiana University Press, 2017)

Author Joseph Weismann and translator Richard Kutner in conversation with writer Jayne Cohen

Weismann’s memoir tells his daring escape from a French internment camp at age 11 after being brutally separated from the rest of his family.

$15, Free for Members


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ANTI-SEMITISM NOW
Wednesday, May 24, 7 P.M.

Memoirs of a Reformed American Skinhead

Author Christian Picciolini in conversation with Abraham H. Foxman

Picciolini, son of hard working Italian immigrants, describes his transformation from a lonely 14-year-old boy, to the 16-year-old leader of the Chicago Area Skinheads, to his escape from the movement six years later.

$15, Free for Members

 
       



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