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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
Spring Women's Luncheon Virtual
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.
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.
Stories Survive: Ann Kliger Axelrod Tuesday,
April 5 | 7:30 PM ET
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.
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.
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.