Speaker Series


The War on Women in Israel


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Lincoln and the Jews

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New Families, New Traditions

Emma Lazarus and Me

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Stories of Regeneration from the Second Generation
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Wednesday, February 4, 7 P.M.

The War on Women in Israel: A Story of Religious Radicalism and the Women Fighting for Freedom
(Sourcebooks, 2014)

Author Elana Sztokman in conversation with Nancy Kaufman, National Council of Jewish Women

In her new book, Sztokman, who made headlines last fall when an Orthodox man refused to sit next to her on a flight from New York to Israel, casts light on women's rights issues in Israel.

$10, $7 students/seniors, free for members

Contact Sabrina Karpe at skarpe@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4334 for more information about membership.



92Y @ MJH
Wednesday, February 11, 7 P.M.

Lincoln and the Jews

With Gary P. Zola, Hebrew Union College, and Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University

From the time of Abraham Lincoln's presidency to the present day, American Jews have viewed him as a sympathetic figure. Two leading historians of American Judaism consider how Lincoln acquired his exceptional status.

$15, $12 members



MJH Kids
Sunday, February 22, 2 P.M.

Emma Lazarus and Me

Kids, bring your parents and grandparents for an afternoon of stories. Hear tales of Emma Lazarus, whose poem is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, before taking a mini-tour of the Museum and recording your own family's story. For ages 7 to 10

$5, Free for members

Presented with PJ Library




Thursday, February 26, 7 P.M.
Stories of Regeneration from the Second Generation

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, join us for a live storytelling event as children of Holocaust survivors recollect what it was like to grow up in the shadow of the Shoah. This program was originally scheduled for International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 and was postponed due to the snowstorm.

Storytellers include Daniel Libeskind, architect; Joseph Berger, former New York Times reporter and author of Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust; Esther Perel, therapist and author; Sam Norich, publisher, Jewish Daily Forward; Museum Trustee Jack Kliger, chairman/CEO, British Heritage Magazine; Ruth Lichtenstein, publisher, Hamodia, founder/director Project Witness; Eva Fogelman, psychologist, author, filmmaker, and co-director of the International Study of Organized Persecution of Children; and Rick Landman, attorney, professor, and director of INFOTRUE Educational Experiences. Stephanie Butnick, senior editor, Tablet Magazine, will represent the third generation; Amichai Lau-Lavie, spiritual leader of Lab/Shul and founding director of Storahtelling, Inc., will emcee the event. Museum Chairman Bruce C. Ratner will offer welcoming remarks.

Free. Donations welcome.

Please note, this program is sold out, but we invite you to

w atch a live video stream of the event at www.mjhnyc.org/stories. 

Image: Frania and Boris Blum and daughter Towa, Landsberg Displaced Persons Camp, Germany, 1947. Gift of Frania Bratt Blum


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

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