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Yom HaShoah /Annual Gathering of Remembrance

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Voices of the Holocaust
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25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
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Heritage Dinner

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Memoirs About Our Mothers
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The Invisible Bridge

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La Roma Ebraica
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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 agr@mjhnyc.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.

   

PERFORMANCE

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).

   

PANEL DISCUSSION

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

   

BOOK PROGRAM

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.

   

CONCERT

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.

A preview of Coro del Tempio Maggiore di Roma:

 

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