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CONCERT
Sunday, May 4, 2:30 P.M..

The National Yiddish Theatre—Folksbiene Presents
Ghetto Tango

With artistic director Zalmen Mlotek and singers Daniella Rabbani and Avram Mlotek

Back by popular demand! The Folksbiene presents an afternoon of music and songs created in the underground cabarets of Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe. These Yiddish tunes are rooted in popular music of the time, including Jewish folk music, American ragtime, and Argentine tango.

$20, $15 Museum and Folksbiene members, $10 students

This program has been made possible through generous support of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education

 


 

DISCUSSION
Wednesday, May 7, 7 P.M.

By the Waters of Babylon: The Modern Iraqi Jewish Experience

With curator Gabriel Goldstein, Maurice Shohet and Cynthia Shamash, World Organization of Jews from Iraq

A panel of Iraqi ̩migr̩s discusses the vibrant community they left behind that has since almost disappeared.

$5, free for members

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage. Tour the exhibition at 6 P.M. Pre-registration for the tour is suggested. Call 646-437-4202.

 

 

 

MOTHER'S DAY PROGRAM
Sunday, May 11, 2:30 P.M.

How Sweet It Is

With author Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Treat the mothers in your life to something sweet on this special day - a chocolate tasting featuring tasty tidbits and bite-sized facts about Jews and chocolate. Dietary laws observed. Space is limited. Please reserve your tickets by May 8.

$18, $15 students/seniors, $12 members


 


 

CONCERT
Sunday, May 18, 2:30 P.M.

The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra Presents
Pièces de Résistance: Music Celebrating the Polish Spirit

With Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra; Shir Victoria Levy, violin

The KCO returns for a captivating program featuring a haunting violin concerto by Karol Szymanowski; a waltz by Wladyslaw Szpilman, subject of the award-winning film The Pianist; a composition for string orchestra by film composer Wojciech Kilar; and works by Chopin and Dvořák that pay tribute to the musical landscape of pre-war Polish-Jewish life.

$18, $15 students/seniors, $12 members

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community.

This program has been made possible through generous support of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education


 
 

CONCERT
Tuesday, May 27, 7 P.M.

Hungarian Cultural Center New York Presents
The Glass House Project

Trumpeter Frank London and a supergroup of jazz/world/folk virtuosi from Hungary and New York

Working from meticulously reconstructed scores and archival records of long forgotten folk songs, the Glass House Project marks the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary with music ranging from the reverential to the decidedly experimental.

For free tickets, register through Eventbrite or write to rsvp@culturehungary.org.

 

 



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


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