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Tales from Iraq
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Cantors, A Faith in Song
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Shylock, Shakespeare, and the Jews

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PASSOVER PROGRAM
Sunday, April 3, 2:30 P.M.
Jayne Cohen’s Family Passover

Prepare for Passover with cookbook author Jayne Cohen who will help you make this holiday more delicious and accessible for guests of all faiths and ages.

Free

   

BOOK PROGRAM
Wednesday, April 6, 7 P.M.
Tales from Iraq

Authors Jessica Jiji (Sweet Dates in Basra) and Ariel Sabar (My Father’s Paradise), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; moderated by Sandee Brawarsky, Jewish Week book critic

Iraqi Jews constitute one of the world's oldest and most historically significant Jewish communities, and yet fewer than 100 Jews live in Iraq today. Authors Jiji and Sabar will share poignant and resonant stories of their Iraqi Jewish heritage and tales of immigration from their most recent work.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

   

FILM
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Thursday, April 7, 6:30 P.M.
Prisoner of Her Past

(2010, DigiBeta, 57 min.)

Post-screening discussion with Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune; director Gordon Quinn; and Dr. Yuval Neria, Director, Trauma and the PTSD program, Columbia University

Sixty years after her tragic childhood, Holocaust survivor Sonia Reich believes everyone is trying to kill her. This powerful documentary follows her son, Howard, as he travels the world to uncover his mother's secret past.

Free with suggested donation

   

CONCERT
NEW YORK PREMIERE

Sunday, April 10, 3 P.M.
Cantors, A Faith in Song

Cantors Alberto Mizrahi (Chicago), Benzion Miller (Brooklyn), and Naftali Herstik (Jerusalem) With Chamber Orchestra, Conductor Jules Van Hessen

Join three of the world's greatest cantors for a performance of their acclaimed PBS concert, praised around the world for its uniquely joyful and deeply spiritual music.

$35, $25 members

This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation. Additional support provided by Priscilla and Harold Grabino and Luna Kaufman.

   

PANEL DISCUSSION

Wednesday, April 13, 7 P.M.
Shylock, Shakespeare, and the Jews:
Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice

Moderated by Patrick Healy, New York Times; with Barry Edelstein, director, The Public Theater's Shakespeare Initiative, and author, Thinking Shakespeare; Prof. James Shapiro, Columbia University, and author, Shakespeare and the Jews; and Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Vice President, Orthodox Union

“Hath not a Jew eyes?” These five words, which begin Shylock’s most memorable speech in The Merchant of Venice, invariably open up a literary, historical, and social quagmire regarding the nature of this enigmatic character. A distinguished panel debates these controversies in light of The Public Theater’s widely celebrated recent production of the play, starring Al Pacino as Shylock.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members of the Museum and The Public Theater

Presented in conjunction with The Public Theater

   

BOOK PROGRAM

Wednesday, April 27, 7 P.M.
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
(Basic Books, 2010)

Author Timothy Snyder, Yale University, interviewed by Museum Director Dr. David G. Marwell

“One of the best books of 2010.” –The Economist 

Snyder recasts the history of modern Europe around the central catastrophe of the millions killed by totalitarian regimes led by Hitler and Stalin.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

 

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