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Join us for the timeless Jewish tradition of going to the movies on Christmas Day.
This year, we’ll screen Yentl, the iconic 1983 musical based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy.” The film stars Barbra Streisand as a young Jewish woman in eastern Europe who disguises herself as a boy in order to pursue her passion for studying the Torah.
The film will be available to stream from Friday, December 24 through Sunday, December 26. Only viewers in the United States will be able to access the streaming platform.
The film will be accompanied by two exclusive talkbacks hosted by Mattie Kahn, a contributor at Glamour. In the first, Kahn will interview Neal Gabler, author of Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power, about Streisand’s life and legacy. In the second, Kahn will interview Nehemiah Persoff, the 102-year-old Hollywood legend who plays Streisand’s father in Yentl, about his long career and memories making the film.
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Live closed captions will be available during this program.
Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference); the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Battery Park City Authority; The Goldie and David Blanksteen Foundation; Marcia Horowitz Educational Fund for Cross-Cultural Awareness; and other generous donors.