Monday, September 19, 2022

25 Years of MJH: Upcoming Programs


Last week, we at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust celebrated our 25th Anniversary. We are delighted to celebrate this milestone all year long. Our programs, educational initiatives, exhibitions, and community are robust, growing, and essential to remembrance and Jewish heritage. 

Here at the Museum, we are dedicated to remembrance of the 6 million, resistance in the face of incredible circumstances, resilience of the 3 million who survived and rebuilt, and the renewal of the Jewish people. For the next 25 years, and many anniversaries to come, the Museum of Jewish Heritage will continue to learn, teach, and inspire future generations by these principles. Thank you for joining us, and for all your support. 

Jack Kliger 
President and CEO, the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust


MODERN JEWISH SOUNDS concert series 
Live in Edmond J. Safra Hall

Free in-person and livestream tickets are available for all concerts in this series.


Jake Sherman Dream Band
Thursday, September 22 | 7 PM ET

Jake Sherman is a classically trained pianist who loves Weird Al Yankovic – hear his virtuosic, identifiable sound that combines his appreciation of great songwriting with his piano/organ-playing prowess. His recent album is both poignant and playful. 

Dida Pelled
Sunday, October 2 | 2 PM ET

Brooklyn-based, Native Tel-Avivian, Dida Pelled, is widely regarded as the greatest jazz guitarist this side of the Mississippi. Pelled’s current work weaves across genres with Pelled’s ever-expanding range of musical abilities and interests.



The Art of Forgiveness
Thursday, September 29 | 1:00 PM ET

The Art of Forgiveness, a powerful compilation of stories, plays, and poems performed by The Braid reveals the secrets to forgiving, and wonders…do we ever forget? Celebrate and honor the High Holidays through this moving and thought-provoking virtual performance. 




UPCOMING special events



The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million with Daniel Mendelsohn and Francine Prose
Thursday, October 13 | 7:00 PM ET

Fifteen years after the release of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Jewish Book Award winner, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million is now being reissued with new material developed in conjunction with Ken Burns’s new 3-part documentary, The U.S. and the Holocaust, which features Daniel Mendelsohn and the story of his family. Join us for a conversation with Mendelsohn and Francine Prose, the New York Times bestselling novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic. 








The Escape Artist Book Premiere with Jonathan Freedland and David Remnick
Thursday, October 27 | 7 PM ET

This conversation between award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Jonathan Freedland and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer David Remnick celebrates Freedland’s new book The Escape Artist. The Escape Artist tells the incredible story of Rudolf Vrba, the first Jew to break out of Auschwitz — one of only four who ever pulled off that feat— to reveal the truth of the death camp to the world and to warn the last Jews of Europe about what awaited them at the end of the railway line. 

In-person admission includes a signed copy of The Escape Artist. Virtual admission does not include the book, which will be available at shop.mjhnyc.orgMembers receive $5 off registration









Virtual Walking Tour: The Jewish Community of Buenos Aires
Wednesday, September 28 | 11 AM

$36 for nonmembers | $18 for members

Virtual Walking Tour:
Jewish Valencia

Sunday, October 2 | 11 AM ET

$36 for nonmembers | $18 for members


Yemen Moshe District of Old Jerusalem 


Explore vibrant Jewish communities around the world with Jewish Heritage Travel. Tour ancient sites, learn from scholarly guides, and enjoy luxury accommodations on unforgettable excursions.








As we approach Rosh Hashanah, which begins next Sunday night, we are ever mindful of JewishGen's vital and important role in preserving Jewish family history and heritage. Please download and enjoy reading this year's JewishGen High Holiday Companion 2022/5783, which contains inspirational vignettes about how Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur were observed in various communities. This year's collection includes towns in Poland, Ukraine and Belarus, and includes the account of Holocaust Survivors observing Rosh Hashanah in their hometown after the war - a town which did not have even one standing synagogue for them to pray in. Particularly during this troubling time throughout the world, we hope that this companion will inspire you to connect with previous generations, and to help preserve and perpetuate the values which they held most dear.



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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. 

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