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May 2021

Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education Mysticism has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Why did Jews write about ascending to heaven to see God and the angels? How did the Jews at Qumran understand the role of the Temple and the sacrifices? How are mystical ideas reflected in both classical rabbinic literature as well as contemporary Jewish prayer books? We will explore these questions by analyzing excerpts from a variety of diverse texts of Jewish mysticism as we study their impact over…

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Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

How did this game inform Jewish American and Chinese American identities in neighborhoods across the country? How does the Chinese parlor game mahjong fit into the American historic landscape? In what ways did this game foster the development of Jewish American and Chinese American identities across the country? Professor Annelise Heinz charts a complex cultural journey as the game’s history connects American expatriates in Shanghai, Jazz Age white Americans, urban Chinese Americans in the 1930s, incarcerated Japanese Americans in wartime,…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

$10.00 - $150.00
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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

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Activism, Athletics & Advice: Immigrant Newspapers in NYC

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us in this conversation with The Forward and Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) about immigrant newspapers in NYC . Nearly 200 languages are spoken by New York City’s diverse citizens. They read in their own language, too – 95 ethnic and foreign-language newspapers circulate every day in the city. Printing news from the old country alongside their new one, these papers keep immigrants connected and provide a sense of belonging. New York Magazine reported in 2014 that these…

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Secrets of All-of-a-Kind Family

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Family Program For seven decades, readers have been captivated by the adventures of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie, the sisters at the heart of the children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family. In honor of the book’s 70th anniversary, join us for a virtual program where you’ll discover the real-life people and Lower East Side places that inspired author Sydney Taylor to write it. Get ready for behind-the-scenes details and secrets from the story that will add a whole new dimension…

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Lower East Side Walking Tour

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Museum At Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10012 United States

Explore important sites of the neighborhood and piece together what life was in the Jewish Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century. A century ago, New York’s Lower East Side was home to the world’s largest Jewish community. Hundreds of thousands of Jewish immigrants lived, worked, played, here; all while struggling to survive. Today, much of this neighborhood has changed as new generations of immigrants make the Lower East Side part of their own story. But if…

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Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education Mysticism has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Why did Jews write about ascending to heaven to see God and the angels? How did the Jews at Qumran understand the role of the Temple and the sacrifices? How are mystical ideas reflected in both classical rabbinic literature as well as contemporary Jewish prayer books? We will explore these questions by analyzing excerpts from a variety of diverse texts of Jewish mysticism as we study their impact over…

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Cinema Chats: “Colette”

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Resistance took courage in Nazi-occupied France. 75 years later, facing one’s ghosts may take even more. As a young girl, Colette Marin-Catherine fought the Nazis as a member of the French Resistance. Since 1945, she has refused to set foot in Germany. That changes when a history student named Lucie enters her life and encourages her to visit the concentration camp where the Nazis killed her brother. Join the Museum at Eldridge Street with Producer Alice Doyard and Director Anthony…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

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