Monday, April 11, 2022

Museum of Jewish Heritage: Annual Gathering of Remembrance, German Jewish Soldiers in World War I, and more


YOM HASHOAH observance


Candle Lighting


Annual Gathering of Remembrance
Sunday, April 24 | Online at 2 PM ET

Every year at the Annual Gathering of Remembrance, the Museum brings thousands together to say with one collective voice: we will never forget. This Yom HaShoah tribute has power that echoes across generations. Speakers at this year's virtual presentation will include UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Musical performances will be provided by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, Cantor Joseph Malovany, Zalmen Mlotek, Steven Skybell, Valeriya Sholokhova, and others. 

We hope you will consider supporting this year's event by registering and making a donation of any level. Your support is critical to our exhibitions, student field trips, and other educational programs.





attend ONLINE 


 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 soon-disregarded service and patriotism of Germany's 100,000 Jewish soldiers who served in WWI.





Congressman Ritchie Torres


In Conversation: Congressman Ritchie Torres, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Jack Kliger, and More
Monday, April 25 | 10 AM ET

A range of topics will be discussed, including contemporary antisemitism and hate across the range of American politics.





virtual TRAVEL


Sinagoga de la Congregacion Israelita Argentina

Jewish Buenos Aires
Wednesday, April 20 | 11 AM ET

Travel with us to this stately, historic capital city on a virtual walk through the Jewish quarter, which still has a strong Jewish presence. 

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Fishermen in Lima

Jewish Lima
Wednesday, April 27 | 11 AM ET

Follow virtually in the footsteps of a key member of the “secret” Jewish community of Lima, Peru who was accused of being Jewish in 1635 and later killed by the Inquisition. 

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mark your CALENDAR


Defiance in Connecticut

Defiance in Connecticut: “When Southbury Said No”
Tuesday, April 26 | 2 PM ET

Explore the remarkable story of how the townspeople of Southbury, CT fought back against a Nazi invasion of their town in the late 1930s. 

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Still from film "Zaida"

“Zaida” Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, May 3 | 12 PM ET

Join the Museum for a screening of the documentary short Zaida, the story of Holocaust survivor Dr. Henri Parens, followed by a conversation with the director Sophie Parens.

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Salonica view


Introduction to Sephardic History in Salonica
Wednesdays, May 4 - 25 | 6 - 7:15 ET

Join the Museum for an intimate tour through the history of Sephardic Jewry, Ladino culture, and the Jewish heartland of southeastern Europe and Anatolia—all through the tale of a single, extraordinary family from Salonica (current-day Thessaloniki, Greece). This virtual adult education course will be taught by Dr. Sarah Abrevaya Stein, the Viterbi Family Endowed Chair in Mediterranean Jewish Studies at UCLA and will meet weekly on Wednesdays in May from 6:00 to 7:15 PM ET. Space is limited.

Museum members receive discounted or waived tuition to this course, depending on membership level. Join as a member today to apply these discounts to this new adult education course.







EVENTS in partnership


Vienna Jewish Choir

The Vienna Jewish Choir at Central Synagogue
Tuesday, April 26 | 7:30 PM ET

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Harmony: A New Musical by Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman

Harmony: A New Musical by Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman

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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.