Monday, November 6, 2023

2nd Annual New York Jewish Book Festival Begins 11/12!


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Get ready for a literary extravaganza! The 2023 New York Jewish Book Festival kicks off next week, and our lineup is nothing short of sensational. Brace yourself for literary giants such as Mitch Albom, Lois Lowry, and Itamar Rabinovich gracing our stage. Plus, don't miss our dedicated family day for the young and young at heart. Get set for an unparalleled celebration of Jewish literature, and be sure to share this exciting lineup of events with your friends to help spread the word!

New York Jewish Book Festival

November 9 - November 19, 2023

The 2023 New York Jewish Book Festival will be held from Sunday, November 12, to Sunday, November 19, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280) and virtually. This year’s festival will feature events for adults, kids, and families, and programs connected to the Museum’s new exhibition Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark.

Sunday, November 12

Monday, November 13

Isaac Bashevis Singer Writings on Yiddish and Yiddiskayt: The War Years 1939-1945 with David Stromberg and Lisa Newman 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

David Stromberg, editor of the Isaac Bashevis Singer Literary Trust, will be joined in conversation by Lisa Newman, the Yiddish Book Center’s Director of Publishing and Public Programs, to discuss Isaac Bashevis Singer Writings on Yiddish and Yiddiskayt: The War Years 1939-1945 (White Goat Press, November 2023) on what would have been the late Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer’s 120th birthday.  

Tuesday, November 14

The Postcard with Anne Berest and Leslie Camhi 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET

Anne, the heroine of the novel, embarks on a journey to discover the fate of the Rabinovitch family: their flight from Russia following the revolution, their journey to Latvia, Palestine, and Paris.  

Wednesday, November 15

Two Roads Home: Hitler, Stalin, and the Miraculous Survival of My Family with Daniel Finkelstein and Jonathan Goldberg 

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET

An epic and uplifting World War II family history of resistance that spans Europe, inTwo Roads Home: Hitler, Stalin, and the Miraculous Survival of My Family, beloved British journalist Daniel Finkelstein tells the extraordinary story of the years before his mother and father met —years of war and trials they barely survived. 

Thursday, November 16

Middle Eastern Maze with Itamar Rabinovich and Tom Friedman

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Middle East Maze: Israel, the Arabs, and the Region (Brookings, 2023) offers a unique narrative of the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process by Itamar Rabinovich, a senior academic historian who has served as Israel’s ambassador to U.S. and as a peace negotiator with Syria. Rabinovich will be joined in conversation with New York Times political commentator and author Tom Friedman

Sunday, November 19

Number the Stars with Lois Lowry and Sean Hartley 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

In Lois Lowry’s unforgettable Newbery Medal–winning novel, Number the Stars, a ten-year-old Danish girl’s bravery is tested when her best friend is threatened by Nazis in 1943.


Lithuania & Latvia plus Estonia | Jewish Heritage Travel
June 2-10, 2024

Next summer, join Jewish Heritage Travel and the Museum in exploring Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Learn about the history of Baltic Jewry and see architectural and cultural sites on this luxurious 11-night trip.


Amid Falling Walls

November 14 - December 10 | NYTF

From the company that brought you Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish and HARMONY. Celebrate the indomitable spirit and hope that persevered during the Holocaust, portrayed through the soul-stirring power of Yiddish song. Join us for an extraordinary musical journey, a testament to life, hope, and resilience that echoes through history. Museum members get 10% with code “MJH”.

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; With Assistance from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany; Sponsored by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future; Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Finance; 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.