Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Upcoming In-Person & Online Events at the Museum of Jewish Heritage


Join us at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place in New York City.


FEATURED live events


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

National Book Critics Circle and National Jewish Book Award-winning memoirist, critic, essayist, and translator Daniel Mendelsohn will be joined in conversation with Francine Prose. Mendelsohn's The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million is being reissued in conjunction with Ken Burns’ new documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust. Purchase the book in our online store
To join online, register here.

Book of Ruth, Featuring the Met Opera Chorus Artists: A Story of Courage, Resilience, and Hope
Sunday, October 23 | 2 PM ET

In this special concert, we will learn Holocaust Survivor Ruth Wachner Pagirsky's story. Ruth’s daughter and Museum Trustee Regina Skyer will share her mother's story and legacy alongside Partisans Song, Fiddler on the Roof, Madame Butterfly, and more by Met Opera Chorus Artists. Benefitting the Museum's first children's exhibition, opening 2023. 
To join online, register here.




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 and survive — 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. 

This event is taking place both in person and virtually - to join virtually, register here. In-person admission has an option to purchase a signed copy of The Escape Artist, which will also be available at
Non-members: $10 for in person ($30 with signed book) and livestream.
Members: $5 for in person ($20 with signed book) and livestream.






Gary Lucas’s Live Score of The Golem and Post-Film Discussion with Gary and Annette Insdorf
Thursday, December 15 | 6:30 PM ET

The legend of the Golem — a person made from clay and brought to life through kabbalistic magic in 16th century Prague to protect the Jewish community from pogroms — is one of the most enduring stories in Jewish mythology. The 1920 silent film The Golem: How He Came into the World, directed by Paul Wegener and Carl Boese, is considered the definitive version of this amazing tale. Legendary guitarist Gary Lucas‘s original solo guitar score of The Golem has been considered a classic since it debuted in 1989 with co-composer and keyboardist Water Horn at the BAM Next Wave Festival.

Watch the film, with Lucas’s live guitar score. Then Annette Insdorf, one of the foremost film historians in the U.S., will join Gary for a discussion about his score of the film and The Golem’s place in cinematic history.

This event is also available as a livestream - register here






Weekend of Events for the 85th Anniversary of When Southbury Said NO to the Nazis
No other government did what Southbury did as early as 1937 when it said NO to the Nazis. Events will take place starting on Friday evening, November 11th extending through Sunday, November 13th.  Find information about the events and register here

ARCHTOBER kicks off with the Museum of Jewish Heritage as a Partner
Archtober is New York City's Architecture and Design Month, the annual festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October. Learn more here, and check out our upcoming event as part of Archtober here



Visit the Museum’s Sukkah, open outside of LOX Cafe, overlooking the Garden of Stones, whenever the Museum is open. Chag Sukkot Sameach and moadim l'simcha! Plan your visit 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.