Monday, March 21, 2022

Virtual Programs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC: A Righteous Woman, Jewish London, Spring Women's Luncheon, and more



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Virtual Walking Tour: Jewish London
Sunday, March 27 | 11 AM ET

Take a guided live walk around Jewish Whitechapel, the old Jewish quarter of London. Look at Jewish sites and hear stories of Jewish immigration to this neighborhood, which has been home to many immigrant groups over the years.

Registration is $18 for Museum members or $36 for the general public. If you’re not a member, join today.





Dr. Edith Eva Eger - photo by Jordan Engle


Spring Women's Luncheon
Virtual Benefit Event
Thursday, March 31 | 1 PM ET

Patti Kenner, Kathy Gantz, Ann Oster, Stacey Saiontz, Minna Seitelman, and the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Jewish Heritage invite you to our annual fundraising event, featuring testimony from a survivor of Auschwitz, Dr. Edith Eva Eger in conversation with Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times.





Doña Gracia Mendes Nasi


A Righteous Woman: Doña Gracia Mendes Nasi
Thursday, March 31 | 5 PM ET

Doña Gracia Nasi, born in 1510 in Portugal to a forcibly baptized Crypto Jewish family, became as powerful as a woman of her time could: she set up a network to help Jews escape Portugal, travelled the world, and was a leader in the Sephardi community under the Ottoman Empire. On the 530th anniversary of the Alhambra Decree, this incredible figure brings new perspectives to Jewish women’s power in the face of systemic persecution.





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Moises Ville

“The Murders of Moisés Ville”
Sunday, April 3 | 2 PM ET

Author Javier Sinay shares his book, The Murders of Moisés Ville: The Rise and Fall of the Jerusalem of South America, in conversation with cultural anthropologist Dr. Natasha Zaretsky

Learn more and register >

Ann Kliger Axelrod

Stories Survive: Ann Kliger Axelrod
Tuesday, April 5 | 7:30 PM ET

Ann Kliger Axelrod, mother of Museum President & CEO Jack Kliger, publicly shares her survivor story for the first time with Rick Salomon, co-founder of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. 

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Solomon Kofinas

Stories Survive: Solomon Kofinas
Sunday, April 10 | 2 PM ET

Solomon Kofinas, a Holocaust survivor from Athens, will share his story of loss, survival, and rescue in Greece.

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 Moses Sondheimer and others in uniform of German Army during World War I. Gift of Hilda Newton, 578.90.

German Patriots: Jewish Germans During WWI
Thursday, April 21 | 2 PM ET

Scholars, authors, and a curator will explore the disregarded service and patriotism of Germany's 100,000 Jewish soldiers who served in WWI.

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Books by Norman Lebrecht


The Museum was recently joined for a talk by author Norman Lebrecht, who talked about his new book Genius & Anxiety. A musical aficionado, Norman also wrote the novel The Song of Names, which in 2019 was turned into a movie with Tim Roth and Clive Owen. In this ravishing novel of music and suspense, Norman Lebrecht unravels the strands of love, envy and exploitation that knot geniuses to their admirers. In doing so he also evokes the fragile bubble of Jewish life in prewar London; the fearful carnival of the Blitz, and the gray new world that emerged from its ashes. Check out Norman's books in our shop here.




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In a new exhibition in Amsterdam, Wally de Lang, a Dutch historian, has tracked what happened to each of the men rounded up in the first Nazi raids on Dutch Jews, whose fates have largely been a mystery for decades.


Ukraine Invasion Retraumatizes US Holocaust Survivors
Ukrainian-born Holocaust survivors living in New York talk about the impact Russia's invasion of Ukraine has had on them in this Jerusalem Post article.


Screening of Fiddler, Miracle of Miracles to Benefit Ukraine Relief
Attend this benefit screening tonight from 6 - 8 PM to benefit programs for food, shelter & medical needs for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. All funds are directed 100% to The Blue Card and the Survivor Mitzvah Project. Donate and RSVP >


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. 

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