YOM HASHOAH – HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
Sunday, May 1 Day-Long Observance
Come to the Museum to remember those who were lost and learn from those who survived. Museum admission is free for everyone with suggested donation.
2 P.M. Annual Gathering of Remembrance Congregation Emanu-El | Fifth Ave & 65th St
Join community leaders for New York City’s oldest and largest Holocaust commemoration.
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. To reserve tickets, please call 646.437.4227 between the hours of 10 A.M. and 3 P.M., Mon - Fri or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets must be reserved by April 22.
CONCERT FOR YOM HASHOAH
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Wednesday, May 4, 7 P.M. Voices of the Holocaust
Caroline Helton, soprano; Kathryn Goodson, piano; Michigan Chamber Players; and Paul Schoenfield, piano
This New York premiere of Ghetto Songs, composer Paul Schoenfield’s setting to music of Yiddish poetry by Mordechai Gebirtig, along with songs by Kurt Weill, Erich Korngold, and others, will be performed in this commemorative concert.
$15, $10 Museum members and University of Michigan alumni
This concert is made possible by grants from the University of Michigan’s Office of the Vice President for Research for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.
Sunday, May 8, 2 P.M. 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
By award-winning playwright Kate Moira Ryan and Judy Gold
Starring Emmy-winning actress/comedienne Judy Gold
“Fiercely funny, honest and moving.” – New York Times
Bring your mom and share a few laughs with Gold and Ryan who embarked on a five-year journey across the U.S., interviewing over 50 Jewish women. The end result is a touching and humorous portrait of what makes a Jewish mother…a Jewish mother.
$25, $20 members
Presented in conjunction with
Mother’s Day Special in the Heritage Café: Buy mom lunch and receive a complimentary dessert with two forks (minimum purchase $20).
Wednesday, May 11, 7 P.M.
Memoirs About Our Mothers
Authors Martin Lemelman (Mendel’s Daughter: a Memoir), Ann Kirschner (Sala’s Gift), and Erin Einhorn (The Pages in Between)
In honor of mothers around the globe, this special evening will welcome three authors, all children of Holocaust survivors, as they share selections from their award-winning memoirs.
$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members
Wednesday, May 18, 7 P.M. The Invisible Bridge (Knopf, 2010)
Author Julie Orringer interviewed by Gabriel Sanders, deputy editor, Tablet Magazine
Expertly crafted and emotionally haunting, Orringer’s first novel is a love story set against the backdrop of 1930s Budapest and Paris, an epic tale of three brothers whose lives are ravaged by war, and the chronicle of one family’s heartbreaking struggle.
$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members
Join us for a tour of Fire in My Heart: A Story of Hannah Senesh at 6 P.M. Space is limited. Pre-registration for the tour is required. Call 646.437.4202.
Sunday, May 22, 2:30 P.M. La Roma Ebraica:
The Choir of Rome's Tempio Maggiore in Concert
Claudio Di Segni, conductor; Alberto Funaro, hazan of Rome; Federico De Sordo, organ; introduction by Francesco Spagnolo, musicologist
This once-in-a-lifetime concert will feature Verdi's beloved Hebrew chorus from Nabucco and other beautiful and evocative works that embody Jewish life in Rome throughout the ages.
$15, $10 Museum and Centro Primo Levi members
A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS MAY BE AVAILABLE DAY OF SHOW. PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE.
This program is presented by the Museum, Centro Primo Levi, the Italian Cultural Institute, Divinamente New York Festival, the Jewish Community of Rome, and RAI Italian Broadcasting Company in collaboration with the American Society of Jewish Music, and is made possible through the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 150th Anniversary of the unification of Italy.