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Family Hanukkah Celebration

New Families, New Traditions

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What They Saved

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Alibis

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Recipes Remembered


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The End of the Holocaust


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Girls in Trouble

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Young Friends Hanukkah Party
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FAMILY HANUKKAH CELEBRATION
Sunday, December 4

1:30 - 4:30 P.M. CRAFT ACTIVITIES Free with concert ticket

2:30 P.M. CONCERT The Macaroons Light Up Hanukkah
Rock out with The Macaroons for a fun filled concert featuring their hit songs “Hurry Up and Light the Candles,” “Billy Bagel,” and “Dreidel Bird.” For ages 3 to 10.

$10, $7 children 10 and under; Museum members: $7, $5 children 10 and under

This concert is made possible through a generous gift from the Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust.

   

BOOK PROGRAM
Wednesday, December 7, 7 P.M.
What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past

(University of Nebraska Press, 2011)

Author Nancy K. Miller in conversation with writer Lara Vapnyar (There Are Jews in My House)

After her father’s death, Miller discovers a small family archive in his desk drawer: a deed for land in Israel, a postcard from Argentina, and unidentified locks of hair. Miller will discuss her search for the hidden lives of her immigrant forebears with Vapnyar, whose beautifully drawn fictional immigrants teem with modern day complexity.

$10, $5 members

 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center

   

BOOK PROGRAM
Thursday, December 8, 7 P.M.
Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011)

Author André Aciman interviewed by Josh Lambert, NYU

In his latest book, novelist and memoirist Aciman (Eight White Nights, Out of Egypt) offers a series of meditations on travel, displacement, and the Alexandria of his youth.

$10, $5 for YBC and Museum members

Co-sponsored by The National Yiddish Book Center

   

BOOK PROGRAM
Sunday, December 11, 2:30 P.M.
Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival

(Ruder Finn in association with the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2011)

Author June Feiss Hersh interviewed by Gabriella Gershenson, senior editor, Saveur

Hersh and Gershenson discuss the intersection of food and memory as explored in Hersh’s bestselling kosher cookbook. Featuring recipes by celebrity chefs, Recipes Remembered is a collection of Holocaust survivors’ stories and recipes from around the world.

$10, $5 members


   

BOOK PROGRAM
Wednesday, December 14, 7 P.M.
The End of the Holocaust

(Indiana University Press, 2011)

Prof. Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Indiana University, interviewed by David Harris, executive director, American Jewish Committee

Rosenfeld’s provocative study contends that the proliferation of books, films, television programs, museums, and public commemorations related to the Holocaust has brought about a diminution of its meaning.

$10, $5 members

Co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee

   

CONCERT
Wednesday, December 21, 7 P.M.
Girls in Trouble


Behind every Maccabee is a fascinating woman. Celebrate Hanukkah with Girls in Trouble, an indie folk and rock band that plays eclectic songs about the rowdy women of the Bible, including songs from their latest album Half You Half Me.

$15, $12 student/seniors, $10 members

Presented in conjunction with Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles. Tour the exhibition at 6 P.M. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 646.437.4202.

   

FAMILY/FILM
Sunday, December 25
I Lift My Lamp: A Statue-esque Hanukkah


Join us for a celebration of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty. The day features crafts, tours, and films in conjunction with the special exhibition, Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles, which explores the life of the writer who gave voice to the Statue.

All activities are free with Museum admission.

FILMS, ALL WITH CAMEO APPEARANCES BY LADY LIBERTY

11 A.M. An American Tail (1986, 86 min.) Rating: G

This animated film chronicles the wide-eyed adventures of a courageous little mouse named Fievel at the turn-of-the-last century. Journeying by ship from Russia to America, Fievel arrives in New York and braves the perils and wonders of a strange new world in a thrilling quest to find his family.

1 P.M. Saboteur (1942, 109 min.) Rating: PG

The masterful Alfred Hitchcock’s mystery/thriller begins in Los Angeles where aircraft worker Barry Kane evades arrest after he is unjustly accused of sabotage. Following leads, he travels across the country to New York trying to clear his name by exposing a gang of fascist-supporting saboteurs.

3 P.M. Ghostbusters II (1989, 105 min.) Rating: PG

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity in New York allows the staff of Ghostbusters–led by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver–to revive the business.

12 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. CRAFT ACTIVITIES For ages 3 to 10.  

Come decorate challah covers and tzedakah boxes with images of Hanukkah, the Statue of Liberty, or from your imagination.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY TOURS (Space limited)

12 P.M. Jewish Life A Century Ago

1 P.M. Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles

Ask for the free Museum Detective kids guide, perfect for the family friendly exhibition, Jewish Life A Century Ago.

The Heritage Café is open 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

This program is made possible through a generous gift from the Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust.

 

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