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YOM
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Annual Gathering of Remembrance


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FILM
Echoes from the Attic & Voices from the Attic
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StoryTime

YOM
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Young Friends Program


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YOM HASHOAH
Day-Long Observance

SPECIAL EVENT
Sew-In: Patchwork Prayer Shawl Project


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Heritage Dinner Honoring Diane von Furstenberg

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PERFORMANCE
The Fabric of My Life

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Museum Closed
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PERFORMANCE
Letter to Sala

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StoryTime

SPECIAL
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The Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

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Museum Closed

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MJH KIDS
A Gift of Friendship

BOOK LAUNCH
Rhapsody in Schmaltz

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Museum Closed

 

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  YOM HASHOAH — HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
 

Sunday, May 1, 2 P.M.

Annual Gathering of Remembrance

Survivors and community leaders come together for New York City's oldest and largest Holocaust commemoration held at Congregation Emanu-El. Tickets are required and had to be reserved by April 22.

You can listen to the live audio stream of the Annual Gathering of Remembrance via www.mjhnyc.org/agr2016 

 

 

Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 P.M.

Yom HaShoah Program for Young Professionals

The Young Friends of the Museum, a member group of young professionals, and Manhattan Jewish Experience host a community gathering of remembrance featuring a candle lighting ceremony and testimony by Holocaust survivor Stefania Hecht in conversation with a 3G.

$5 In Advance, $15 At The Door

This event is intended for people in their 20s and 30s.
Special thank you to 3GNY, Brotherhood Synagogue, JICNY, Columbia-Barnard Hillel and Hillel at Baruch College for their support of this event.

 

 

Thursday, May 5, 10 A.M. – 5:45 P.M.

Day-Long Observance

Commemorate Yom HaShoah by visiting the Museum. Survivors and artifact donors will be in the galleries from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Free - Donations Welcome

 


  SPECIAL EVENT
 

Thursday, May 5, 4 P.M.– 5:30 P.M.

Sew-In: Patchwork Prayer Shawl Project

Join in creating a super-size patchwork prayer shawl from donated and upcycled sacred fabrics in this unique, interactive experience. For more information, visit www.labshul.org/calendar.

Free

Presented in conjunction with the Museum's special exhibition, Stitching History From the Holocaust.

 

  FILM
 

DOUBLE FEATURE
Tuesday, May 3, 4 P.M.

Voices from the Attic (1989, 59 min.)
Echoes from the Attic
(2016, 35 min.)

Post-screening discussion with director Debbie Goodstein and Holocaust survivor Sally Frishberg, who is featured in the films

These companion films tell the small but epic story spanning 70 years of the shifting, sometimes tense, sometimes distant relationship between two families surviving the Nazi occupation, one Jewish and the other, their Polish rescuers. It is the story of the triumph of an enduring bond forged in war, tempered by compassion and made resilient by love.

Free

 

  THEATER
 

PERFORMANCE—FREE FOR MEMBERS
Wednesday, May 11, 7 P.M.

The Fabric of My Life

Tziporah Salamon, a NYC fashion icon and daughter of Holocaust survivors, uses pictures, anecdotes, and clothes to weave a sartorial autobiography in which her remarkable wardrobe has informed her life's journey.

$15, $12 Students with Valid ID, Free for Members

Join us for a tour of Stitching History From the Holocaust at 6 P.M.
Pre-registration for the tour is required. Call 646.437.4202. 

 

 

PERFORMANCE
Sunday, May 15, 12 P.M. & 3:30 P.M.

Letters to Sala by Arlene Hutton

In this poignant concert presentation based on Ann Kirschner's book, Sala's Gift, the original Off-Broadway cast, led by Anita Keal and Britian Seibert, portray how Sala risked her life to keep a forbidden diary while in seven Nazi forced-labor camps.

$20, $15 Members/ Students with Valid ID, $10 Children (For Ages 10+)

For school groups of 10 or more people, $8 tickets are available. Call 646.437.4202 for details.

12:00 P.M.

3:30 P.M.

 

  CONVERSATIONS
 

Wednesday, May 18, 7 P.M.

The 2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

This year's best emerging Jewish writers discuss their latest works.

Winner of the 2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature:

The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust by Lisa Moses Leff

Choice Award Recipient:

Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution by Yehudah Mirsky

Fellows:

Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel by Dan Ephron

The Grammar of God: A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible by Aviya Kushner

The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire by Adam D. Mendelsohn

The event is free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required.

 

 

BOOK LAUNCH
Sunday, May 22, 3 P.M.

Rhapsody in Schmaltz   (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

Author Michael Wex in conversation with Jayne Cohen

Known for his NY Times Bestseller Born to Kvetch and his unique Yiddish charm, Wex traces the history and social impact of the culinary traditions that European Jews brought to America.

The event is free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required.

 


  MJH KIDS
 

KIDS THEATER
Sunday, May 22, 10:30 A.M.

A Gift of Friendship

Bring your friends and come make new ones as we get up close and personal with New York Harbor and Lady Liberty. Join us to see how we can each make a difference at this special hands-on workshop and an original play based on the book Emma's Poem.

$8, Free for Children and Grandchildren of Members.
Tickets available in advance and at the door.

 

 




The Museum's public programs are made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Lily Safra.


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