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Seasonal Events

November-December 2010

21-October-2010 | David Straithairn and Melissa Friedman to Star in Staged Reading of Play about Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger


19-October-2010 | Author Frederic Morton to Discuss Film About His Life with Director Andrea Eckert

14-October-2010 | Museum Hosts Lively Discussion and Walking Tour about Jews and Chinese Food


September-October 2010

27-September-2010 | Holocaust Survivor Fanya Heller to Screen and Discuss Acclaimed Film About Her Life and Work

21-September-2010 | Handbag Designer Judith Leiber and Her Husband, Artist Gerson Leiber, to Discuss Their Lives

20-September-2010 | Epic Theatre Ensemble to Present Ari Roth's Acclaimed Born Guilty Cycle

5-August-2010 | Museum Announces September and October Programs


29-July-2010 | Egon Schiele's "Portrait of Wally" will be shown for three weeks at the Museum

May-August 2010

13-April-2010 | May-August Public Programs Announced for Edmond J. Safra Hall


January-April 2010

19-February-2010 | Film Series To Honor French Documentary Filmmaker Pierre Sauvage

3-February-2010 | Grammy-Award-Winning Artists to Celebrate Yiddish and Gaelic Culture Through Song Traditions

2-February-2010 | March-April Public Programs Announced for Edmond J. Safra Hall

26-January-2010 |  New Exhibition of Contemporary Photographs of Poland to Travel to the U.S. for the First Time

3-December-2009 | January-February Programs Announced for Edmond J. Safra Hall


November-December 2009

19-November-2009 | Dr. Ruth Westheimer to Offer Advice to Singles and Couples on December 9

9-November-2009 | Historians to Discuss Policy and Perception of FDR on December 6

3-November-2009 | Prize-winning author and translator Peter Balakian to Discuss Armenian Genocide

29-October-2009 | Meaningful Gift Ideas for Hanukkah
from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

28-October-2009 | The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Presents Family-Friendly Concerts for the Holidays

20-October-2009 | Norman Podhoretz to Discuss Controversial New Book Why Are Jews Liberal?


15-October-2009 | Jewish Business Leaders Discuss How Their Companies Are Making Money and Doing Good

14-October-2009 | Author Benjamin Moser Discusses Fascinating Brazilian Writer Clarice Lispector

1-October-2009 | November-December Public Programming Schedule Announced at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

September-October 2009


7-October-2009 | Israeli Musician Idan Raichel to Perform
Excerpts from His Anticipated Second International Release Within My Walls

5-October-2009 | Comedians Share Stories from the Road and the Deli in Cory Kahaney’s Play Pastrami on Rye with Mayo

17-September-2009 | Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company to Present World-Premiere Work Tribe

14- September- 2009 | Museum Hosts Compelling Panel Discussion on Nuremberg and Jim Crow Laws

23-July-2009 | SeptemberOctober Public Programming Schedule Announced at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

May-August 2009

21-May-2009 | Author Hasia Diner Challenges Myth of American Silence After the Holocaust

11-May-2009 | Joshua Nelson, Neshama Carlebach, and the Green Pastures Baptist Choir Perform Concert That Honors Shared Jewish and African-American Heritage

7-May-2009 | Fourth Annual New York's Best Emerging Jewish Artists to be Hosted by Comedian Johnny Lampert at the Museum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

4-May-2009 | Author Adam Kirsch Discusses Fascinating and Contradictory Figure Benjamin Disraeli

1-May-2009 | Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Wins Prestigious Awards for Interactive Websites

29-April-2009 | Author Marie Brenner to Discuss the Book Leslie Stahl Calls the "Most Beautifully Written Book I Have Read in Years"

28-April-2009 | Author Luna Kaufman Reflects on Her Powerful Memoir

March-April 2009

4-May-2009 | Larry A. Silverstein To Be Honored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust at its 13th Annual Heritage Dinner

6-April-2009 | Actor Steve Cuiffo Introduces a New Generation to Lenny Bruce

2-April-2009 | May Through July Public Programming Schedule Announced at theMuseum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

18-March-2009 | In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Museum Hosts Commemorative Events April 21-26

11- March-2009 | Author Laura Manischewitz Alpern Discusses her “Matzo Family” with Joan Nathan

3-March-2009 | Museum Seek Cutting-Edge Talent for the Fourth Annual New York's Best Emerging Jewish Artists

26-February-2009 | New York Times “Ethicist” Randy Cohen’s Provocative First Play The Punishing Blow to be Performed

23-February-2009 | Resurrecting Hebrew Author Provides Insight
into the Role of Language in Jewish Continuity

19-February-2009 | Indian-Jewish Communities and the Attack in Mumbai Explored in Fascinating Panel Discussion

10-February-2009 | Documentary Films Provide Insight on Renewal After Genocide

9-February-2009 | March/April Public Programming Schedule Announced at the Museum of Jewish Heritage


January-February 2009

2- February- 09 | Interfaith Living Museum Brings Jewish and Muslim Students Together to Celebrate Shared Culture and Diversity

22- January- 09 | Debut Novel Pictures at an Exhibition Explores Looted Jewish Art

21- January- 09 | Choral Festival Celebrates Nature Through Jewish Music

15-January-09 | New York Times Columnist Randy Cohen Brings The Ethicist to the Museum of Jewish Heritage

14- January- 09 | Yuval Ron Ensemble Revives the Lost Soul of Spain in One-Night-Only Preview

16- December- 08 | Hiding in Plain Sight: Pre- and Post-War French Cinema Film Series Enriches Woman of Letters: Irène Némirovsky and Suite Française Exhibition

15- December- 08 | Freedom Riders and Gospel Performance Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

15-December- 08 | Artists Carolyn Dorfman and Bente Kahan Meld Dance with Theater in The Legacy Project: Echoes

10-December-08 | Museum of Jewish Heritage Presents Mendelssohn: Lost Treasures and the Wagner Supression

10-December-08 | Barbez and Fiona Templeton to Perform in Tribute to Paul Celan

8-December-08 | January and February Public Programming Announced


Special Exhibitions

1-April-2010 | Project Mah Jongg Opens to the Public May 4

18-September-2009 | New Interactive Heritage Installation Keeping History Center Now Open

4-March-2009 | Remarkable Story of Jewish Refugee Scholars and Their Students at Historically Black Colleges Told in New Exhibition

7-Aug-08 |Enigmatic Author Irene Nemirovsky Focus of New Exhibition opening in September

30-April-08 | Museum Exhibition, Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust, Wins National Award

24-January-08 | Museum Publishes Landmark Book about Jews in the Dominican Republic

14-December-07 | Jews Offered Refuge By The Dominican Republic Subject of New Exhibition

5-Mar-07| Museum Opened Groundbreaking Exhibition Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust

14-Feb-07Museum Published Remarkable Companion Book to Daring to Resist


16-January-08 | Photography Exhibition Celebrates Birth of Israel

29-November-07 | Award-Winning Exhibition About American Jews in World War II to Travel to Maryland


25-Apr-07 | The Other Promised Land: Vacationing, Identity, and the Jewish-American Dream on view through January 1

14-Dec-06 | Humanitarian Ruth Gruber is Honored in New Exhibition

10-July-06 | A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People Opens on September 6, 2006

11-July-06 | Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust Now Closed to Make Way for Exhibition about Pope John Paul II

12-Jun-06 |  Artist James Carpenter Illuminates Harbor View with New Installment at the Museum

25-May-06 Museum Extends Special Exhibitions and Announces Special Exhibition on Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People 

27-Dec-05 | Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust Special Exhibition Opens January 24, 2006

17-Oct-05 | Bukharan Odyssey: Photographs by Zion Ozeri Opens November 16, 2005

2004 | Special exhibition celebrating New York's Jewish immigrants opens September 14, 2004

2003 | Ours to Fight For explores the contributions and heroism of U.S. Jewish soldiers


19-July-2010 | FASPE Launches Pilot Program for Seminary and Journalism Students

17-June-2010 | FASPE, A Groundbreaking International Ethics Program for Medical and Law Students, Launched on June 20

18-May-2010 | Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics Program Receives Grant


1-October-2009 | Museum Launches Ground Breaking New Program:Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics


7-November-07 | Workshops and Web Resources Launched to Teach About Darfur Genocide


11-September-07 | Pickman Museum Shop Perfect Place to Purchase Hanukkah gifts


30-Mar-07Museum Offers Free Podcast of Sold-Out Commemoration

25-Oct-06 | Museum Pays Tribute to Ben Meed, Holocaust Survivor and Activist

8-Aug-06 The Heritage Cafe Now Open at the Museum

3-Aug-06 Mel Gibson Invited to Museum

12-Jun-06 Museum to Merge with the Auschwitz Jewish Center in


9-May-06 | Museum to Honor Thomas H. Lee at the Tenth Annual Heritage Dinner on Monday, May 15

14-Apr-06 Museum Unveils Major Holocaust Registry on April 25

Ours To Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War
Wins Grand Prize

Museum Announces Free Admission On Wednesday Evenings

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Andy Goldsworthy's first permanent commission in NYC, Garden Of Stones, open

Museum welcomes visitors to its newly expanded downtown facility


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