Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist, with Dr. Regina Stein
A contemporary take on the ancient Jewish practice of weekly Torah study, this 21st-century study uses pre-rabbinic commentaries as well as approaches by archaeologists and modern Israeli and American scholars. No Hebrew or previous knowledge required.$10 per session; $100 for all 12 sessions
Old Recipes for a New Generation – Chicken Soup and Matzo Ball Soup Demo
Timeless. Tasty. Fun to make. Learn how to prepare chicken soup with matzoh balls. Designed specifically for the 20-something on a budget, this cooking workshop is the first in a series that teaches classic Jewish recipes that are as good today as when your bubbe made them.$15 per person
War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel with Dr. Regina Stein
The Torah challenges us to interpret horrific stories of war and genocide in ancient Israel. How have these stories and the Biblical commandments attached to them been understood in different periods of Jewish history and how do they compare to modern “just war theory”?$10 per session; $65 for all 8 sessions
Triangle Fire: A Musical Tribute
This moving concert, with performers Lisa Gutkin, Pete Rushefsky, Uri Shalin and Rémy Yulzari, features songs co-authored by Woody Guthrie and members of the Klezmatics, and original klezmer pieces written by Lisa Gutkin and Pete Rushefsky. This concert is dedicated to the Garment Workers of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, and to the Followers of the Trail, an organization of garment workers in the 1920′s who committed their lives to changing working and living conditions in the United States.$20 adults; $15 students and seniors
D’var Shirah: Concert & Spoken Word
The Academy for Jewish Religion presents a pre-Passover encounter between musicians and spoken-word artists, including Frank London (trumpet), Marty Ehrlich (clarinet/sax/flute), Zack Lober (bass), Ronen Itzik (percussion), and Rob Schwimmer (keyboard).$36 adults; $18 students
This event is presented by the Academy for Jewish Religion. Information and registration: ajrsem.org
Chocolate Plagues & Matzo Madness? Dayenu!
Milk chocolate frogs? White chocolate hail? Who knew Passover plagues could be so sweet? First follow a trail of crumbly clues and discover Eldridge Street’s own Passover story of freedom. Then, enjoy chocolate plagues so delicious they won’t scare anyone away. Dayenu? Not yet! Win a Passover gift basket from Streit’s Matzo factory and do a holiday art project too. Now that’s dayenu!$15 per family
Passover Nosh & Stroll
Journey into the kishkes of the old Jewish Lower East Side. On this tasty expedition we trace the route of turn-of-the-century immigrants as they prepared for the holiday. Visit Streit’s Matzoh, The Pickle Guys and other shops and sites as we shed light on Passover customs, foods and history of a century ago.$25 per person. Space is limited and RSVP is required.
People of the Books, A Monthly Book Club: The Innocents by Francesca Segal
Join Dr. Regina Stein for the Museum’s monthly discussion of contemporary Jewish literature. This month we discuss The Innocents by Francesca Segal, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. A modern take on Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, The Innocents is set in the modern-day upper-crust Jewish community of North West London. Slyly humorous and deeply satisfying, The Innocents illuminates the conflict between responsibility and passion, security and exhilaration, tradition and independence.$10 per session
My Father’s Wars Book Party with Alisse Waterson
My Father’s Wars, by Alisse Waterstone, is an anthropologist’s vivid account of her father’s 20th century journey across continents, countries, cultures, generations, and wars as well as a daughter’s moving portrait of a charming, funny, wounded and difficult man. Join us for a reception and remarks with the author.Free
Ethnicity, Place and Time on the Lower East Side with urban historian Barry Feldman
Learn about the massive wave of Jewish migration to New York City. What prompted the Jewish immigrants’ journey? How did they negotiate language acquisition, employment, family dislocation and discrimination? What factors led to their dispersal to Harlem, Brownsville, the Bronx and other places throughout the city? The final session is a Lower East Side walking tour that will explore buildings important to Jewish, Hispanic, Italian, Asian and German immigrant groups of the neighborhood.$10 per session; $35 for all four sessions
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