JEWISH LIFE & CULTURE at 92Y April 2014

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JEWISH LIFE & CULTURE at 92Y

April 2014

 

Talks & Panels and

Shababa Jewish Community and Israeliness Family Programs

 

 

 

 

APRIL TALKS & PANELS

 

 

Tue, Apr 1, 8:15 pm, tickets from $29

NEGOTIATIONS AT CROSSROADS: CAN DIPLOMACY WITH IRAN AND THE PALESTINIANS SUCCEED?

Join us for a discussion on Mideast diplomacy and Israel’s security with the former head of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Intelligence Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin. Yadlin served for over 40 years in the IDF, including nine as a member of the IDF General Staff, and as Chief of Defense Intelligence. He has published articles in The New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy and The Wall Street Journal, among other, and is currently Director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Israel’s leading strategic think tank. Yadlin talks withEthan Bronner, deputy national editor of the New York Times. He has served as Jerusalem bureau chief for the paper, following four years as the newspaper’s deputy foreign editor.

 

At Randolph Brooklyn, 104 S. 4th St., Williamsburg

Fri, Apr 4, 7 pm, tickets from $36

A RABBI & A PRIEST WALK INTO A BAR: FRIDAY NIGHTS IN BROOKLYN WITH GUEST FATHER JIM MARTIN

Join Rabbi Dan Ain as he hosts Father Jim Martin, author of The New York Times bestseller The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and the “official chaplain of “The Colbert Report” for a fun and unorthodox conversation about faith and humor in today’s world. Drinks will be served starting at 7 pm with a delicious meal prepared by the chefs at the Randolph Brooklyn to follow. Jews, Catholics, believers and non-believers—all are welcome! 

 

Sun, Apr 6, 10 am-12:30 pm, tickets from $40 (includes a light breakfast)

IRAN AND ISRAEL’S NATIONAL SECURITY

Examine the nature of the much talked about Iranian threat, how it affects Israel, the US and the international community, and what can be done about it. Chuck Freilich was a deputy national security adviser in Israel. He is now International Security Program Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. His most recent book is Zion’s Dilemmas. This Sunday seminar is part of the Everett Institutes.

 

Fri, Apr 11, 6:30 pm, tickets from $30

LIGHT UP YOUR FRIDAY NIGHT

Take a breath and ease into the spirit of Shabbat with a blend of ancient and contemporary rituals at this out-of-the-ordinary Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming the Sabbath) experience. Schmooze and unwind with cocktails and candle lighting, kiddush, motzi and hors d’oeuvres. The celebration continues as Rabbi Jen E. Krause and musician Josh Nelson weave prayer, storytelling and song into one unique, universally resonant service that will carry you into Shabbat—and your weekend—with joy. Start your day of rest with an evening at 92Y.

 

Sun, Apr 13, 10:45 am, tickets from $40

Walking Tour | SECOND HAND ROSE: A JOURNEY DOWN THE YIDDISH RIALTO

Stroll down Second Avenue, the famed “Yiddish rialto,” and explore its connections to the modern day East Village and Lower East Side. Observe the names of famous performers of the Yiddish theater on the Second Avenue Deli’s “Starwalk,” visit the Community Synagogue and see Congregation Adas Yisroel Anshe Meseritz, a tenement-style synagogue described as a “little jewel.”

 

Sun, Apr 27, 7:30 pm, tickets from $29

THE PHANTOM HOLOCAUST

Between 1930s and the late 1980s the Soviet Union created a large number of films about the Holocaust and Nazi anti-Semitism. Mostly forgotten or banned, and unknown until recently, they attest to how a totalitarian regime chose to remember—or forget—the crimes and catastrophe of the extermination of the Jews. Focusing on work by both celebrated and unknown Soviet directors and screenwriters, Olga Gershenson has written The Phantom Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and Jewish Catastrophe, the first book about all Soviet narrative films dealing with the Holocaust from 1938 to 1991. By uncovering little known works, Gershenson makes a significant contribution to the international Holocaust filmography. Gershenson will discuss the films and show clips including Professor MamlockThe Unvanquished and Eastern Corridor.

 

Wed, Apr 30, 7 pm, $15 / $12 for MJH members

92Y at the Museum of Jewish Heritage | THE AMBIGUITY OF VIRTUE: GERTRUDE VAN TIJN AND THE FATE OF THE DUTCH JEWS

Ponder the central moral and historical issues of the twentieth century through the story of Gertrude van Tijn, a German-born social worker who helped organize Jewish emigration from Nazi territory. Facing difficult moral choices, she deployed a multitude of methods to enable thousands of Jews to escape with their lives, until her deportation to Westerbork in 1943. Bernard Wasserstein is the author of The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews(Harvard University Press; March 24, 2014). NOTE: Part of a new series of talks taking place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place.

 

 

92Y Shababa Family Experiences and
Israeliness Hebrew-Language Programs

www.92Y.org/Shababa

 

ONGOING, 9:30-10:15 am OR 10:45-11:30 am, $10 adults

Shababa at 92Y | 92Y SHABABA FRIDAYS WITH KARINA AND REBECCA

Enjoy a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and give your toddler an opportunity to embrace the festive feeling of Shabbatwith songs, stories, challah and snacks.

 

ONGOING, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, ***FREE***

Shababa at 92Y | 92Y SHABABA SATURDAYS WITH KARINA

Newborns to 5 yrs

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations and more!

 

ONGOING, 10:30 am-noon, ***FREE***

Shababa at 92Y | SHABABA SATURDAY CLUB WITH REBECCA

Ages 5-8 yrs

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays and values in a warm, informal communal setting.

 

ONGOING: Every Saturday, 10:30 am-noon, ***FREE***

Shababa at 92Y | SHABABA PRAYER CIRCLE

Ages 6-10 yrs

This new Shabbat service is designed families who wish to continue enhancing their children’s Jewish life journey by exposing them to traditional and creative prayers, Torah and the essence of Shabbat.

 

Sun, Apr 6, & 27, 4-6 pm, $20

ISRAELINESSCOMMUNITY SUNDAYS – GEDOLIM DROP-OFF PROGRAM

K-2nd grades

Immerse your child in Hebrew on Sunday afternoons! Through puppetry, art, music, film and Tzofim activities, your son or daughter will learn Israeli culture, increase his/her vocabulary and meet new Hebrew-speaking friends.

 

Tue, Apr 15, 5:30 pm, $50 child / $70 adult / free for children under 1 year

Shababa at 92Y | CREATIVE FAMILY SEDER

All ages

Celebrate Passover with your family through joyous songs, stories, movement and games.

 

 

About 92nd Street Y

92Y’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life offers a vibrant mix of learning opportunities for adults and children, including multigenerational holiday celebrations that encourage people to discover their own special meaning in Jewish tradition and find joy in Jewish life and culture.  92Y’s talks and classes feature leading thinkers, cultural figures, artists and politicians exploring everything from current events to ancient Jewish wisdom. Endowed by the Bronfman Family, the Center’s programs welcome and engage everyone looking for a connection to Jewish culture, tradition and learning. For more information, please visit www.92Y.org/Jewish.

 

92Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, 92Y enriches lives, creates community and elevates humanity.  More than 300,000 people visit 92Y in New York City annually and many more connect through digital and social media, live webcasts of events, and an extensive archive of stage programs and original content produced for the web, all available on 92YOnDemand.org.  A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives.

 

 

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