Tuesday, October 25, 2022

New York Jewish Book Festival and New and Upcoming Events at MJH!




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

Warsaw, Poland
Sunday, October 30 | 11 AM ET

$36 for nonmembers | $18 for members



Archtober – The Museum of Jewish Heritage: Past, Present, and Future
Sunday, October 30 | 11 AM ET




NEWLY announced



Theater: When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street
Thursday, November 17-20 | 6:30 PM ET

Based on the award-winning picture book by Elsa Okon Rael, When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street is a family musical that tells the story of Zeesie–a bright, inquisitive girl on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1935–and what surprises await her and her very stern grandfather. This concert reading of the new musical by Rael, Shellen Lubin, and Matthew Gandolfo will include a talkback with Lubin, Gandolfo, and a few of the actors after the Friday noon performance.





The History of Antisemitism: Blood Libel
Tuesday, November 29 | 7:00 PM ET

Throughout history and as recently as last week, Jews have been accused of “blood libel.” This history dates to the second century BCE and continued to grow, making its way into art and literature like Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, right on through the Nazi era. This panel discussion will address this history and contemporary antisemitism with Edward G. Berenson, author of The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American TownMagda Teter, author of Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth; and Francois Soyer, author of Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early Modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contra Judios (1674). Moderated by Sara Lipton, author of Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography.






Stories Survive: The Extraordinary Life of Yaffa Eliach with Smadar Rosensweig
Sunday, November 6 | 2:00 PM ET

Yaffa Eliach (née Sonenson) was born on May 31, 1935 in Eišiškès, Lithuania. She was just six years old when German soldiers invaded her hometown and massacred the Jewish population. Yaffa and her family survived in hiding. After WWII Yaffa moved to Israel, then as a newlywed to New York City in 1954. In 1974, Dr. Eliach opened the Center for Holocaust Studies, Documentation and Research–the first organization in the United States dedicated to the study of the Holocaust. This groundbreaking project merged with the Museum on August 2, 1990, and thanks to the Center’s impressive community outreach, its collection provided a robust and unique collection of materials to the Museum and the world. We will discuss Yaffa Eliach’s life and work with her daughter, Smadar Rosensweig.







New York Jewish Book Festival
Sunday, December 11 | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET

The Museum presents its first-ever New York Jewish Book Festival, featuring talks, panels, and author signings. The daylong event will touch on themes of Jewish heritage including culture and history, modern life and literature, the Holocaust, food and cookbooks, and books for kids and families.

The New York Jewish Book Festival is free to the public and there will be books for sale, just in time for the winter holidays.

Among the highlights in store will be a panel of well-known photographers discussing their work photographing Holocaust survivors and a new biography of businessman and philanthropist Edmond J. Safra, after whom the Museum’s theater is named. Keynotes will feature illustrator and author Maira Kalman on her new book, Women Holding ThingsGary Shteyngart, author of Our Country Friends; and a conversation with Michael Twitty, the Southern Jewish television personality, blogger, and author of Koshersoul.






PAID INTERNSHIP for college & university students



Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2023 class of the Holocaust Educator School Partnership internship at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. In this paid internship program, undergraduate and graduate interns are trained in both the history of the Holocaust and teaching methodologies. Interns then teach this history to NYC public middle and high school students in classrooms as well as in the Museum galleries. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students of all backgrounds and academic interests are encouraged to apply.

The 2023 internship begins with an intensive training in early to mid-January. Interns then work with middle and high school classes from February – May 2023. The application is due on November 1, 2022, at 5 PM ET. To apply for the 2023 Holocaust Education School Partnership internship, click here.

With questions or for more information, please email



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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