—Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Goes to the Movies on Christmas Day; register here—
New York, NY – Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust for the timeless Jewish tradition of going to the movies on Christmas Day – Friday, December 25 – with an exclusive presentation of the iconic 1988 comedy Crossing Delancey starring Peter Riegert and Amy Irving.
Then enjoy a discussion with Crossing Delancey star Peter Riegert, and cap the two-hour event off with a presentation designed to whet your appetite: a pickle-making demonstration led by Madison and Park Hospitality Group’s David Teyf, the Executive Chef at Lox at Café Bergson at the Museum.
You won’t need a ticket, just register in advance at https://mjhnyc.org/events/crossing-delancey-christmas-day-screening/ to enjoy the virtual presentation. The Museum also asks for a $10 suggested donation.
Crossing Delancey is one of the most memorable romantic comedies of the 1980s, featuring Peter Riegert as Sam Posner the pickle-shop owner who steals the heart of Isabelle Grossman (played by Amy Irving). JTA called the film “the ultimate Jewish rom-com” and a rare great story of “outwardly Jewish love”.
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.
Currently on view is the acclaimed exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. This is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America, bringing together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world.
Also on view are Ordinary Treasures: Highlights from the Museum of Jewish Heritage Collection and Rendering Witness: Holocaust-Era Art as Testimony.
The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.