— Highlights include: two film screenings, Asia and Broken Mirrors, featuring Emmy-nominated actress Shira Haas; Sarah Aroeste’s LIVE concert from Edmond J. Safra Hall; a talk with Moderna Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tal Zaks; a special screening of A Question of Survival, followed by a live discussion with director Elka Nikolova; and a puppetry performance for families —
(New York, NY)—The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present a diverse array of in-person and online programming this August to include film screenings, live concerts, virtual lectures, and family-friendly entertainment. The Museum’s LOX at Café Bergson will also be open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, and during in-person events, serving its Museum-made smoked salmon and other kosher delicacies.
“We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming audiences back in person since New York first began reopening, and we look forward to many more opportunities to bring visitors together this August,” says Museum President & CEO Jack Kliger. “We will also continue presenting virtual programming for online audiences, because we understand that not everyone may be able to travel or feel ready yet to attend in person. Our virtual audience grew substantially during the pandemic, and we value the wider reach it allows. During the pandemic, we completely updated the Edmond J. Safra Hall’s sound, video, and lighting systems and renovated the theatre’s seating and carpeting. Safra Hall is now a premier performance and production space in lower Manhattan, perfectly suited to both in-person and streaming events. We are excited to offer a full slate of live programs through the fall and winter.”
All in-person events, with the exception of film screenings, will also be livestreamed.
August highlights include:
- Various film screenings, both classic and contemporary, that celebrate notable figures and Jewish culture – including Funny Girl, The Way We Were, Asia, and Broken Mirrors (August 1 – August 29)
- A special talk with Moderna Chief Medical Officer Tal Zaks in Legacies: Moderna Chief Medical Tal Zaks (August 24)
- A special screening of Holocaust in the Balkans: A Question of Survival followed by a discussion with the director Elka Nikolova (August 19)
- A special concert celebrating Ladino music, Sarah Aroeste With Shai Bachar: Ladino Music From Yesterday To Today, Live From Edmond J. Safra Hall (August 8)
- Fun family events for children, including puppet show “Pickle Soup And Other Tales For The Curious” (August 8)
- Stories Survive: Dorien Grunbaum – Learn from Holocaust survivor Dorien Grunbaum, who will share her personal testimony (August 3)
For more information and a full calendar of events, visit the Museum’s events page: https://mjhnyc.org/events/
About The Museum Of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The third largest Holocaust museum in the world and the second largest in North America, the Museum of Jewish Heritage anchors the southernmost tip of Manhattan, completing the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage maintains a collection of almost 40,000 artifacts, photographs, documentary films, and survivor testimonies and contains classrooms, a 375-seat theater (Edmond J. Safra Hall), special exhibition galleries, a resource center for educators, and a memorial art installation, Garden of Stones, designed by internationally acclaimed sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. The Museum is the home of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.