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The January through February programming schedule at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust has been announced. Highlights are:
• A Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative concert melding Yiddish tunes and songs from the Civil Rights era (January 15)
• Steve Oney and Joe Berger discuss the role of The New York Times in fighting anti-Semitism in the Leo Frank case (January 18)
• Award-winning artist and designer James Carpenter in conversation about his permanent installation at the Museum (January 17)
• Museum President & CEO Michael S. Glickman and Alice Greenwald, Director of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, discuss the impact of 9/11 on the downtown community and the rebirth of Lower
A recently deceased co-star of the most widely viewed Holocaust drama in American television history was raised Catholic, but said he was so deeply affected by the role that he "became a Jew" in his view of the world.
Fritz Weaver, who died Nov. 26 in New York City at age 90, co-starred on “Holocaust,” a four-part miniseries that aired on NBC in mid-April 1978. The miniseries chronicled the fate of Europe's Jews under Hitler through the fictional lives of a Nazi war criminal and a German
Encourages His Chassidim to Visit the Museum
On Wednesday morning, December 21, the Viznitzer Rebbe from Eretz Yisroel, HaRav Menachem Mendel Hager Shlit"a visited the temporary facilities of the Amud Aish Memorial Museum (Amud Aish) and Kleinman Holocaust Education Center during a two-day trip to New York. The visit featured the Rebbe affixing a mezuzah to the doorpost leading to the new exhibit, Hidden Children and the Holocaust; a L’Chaim; speeches by the Rebbe and museum board members; and a tour
"I don't speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don't have the power to remain silent . . ."
This inspirational quote, a favorite from Rabbi A.Y. Kook, perfectly describes the spirited company of Silent NO MORE, an original “theatrical documentary” that made its New York City premiere in a one-night performance at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on December 15th. This very special evening of storytelling was presented by No Limits, a nationwide non-profit
Housed within the museum, new SPNI headquarters will serve as hub for social environmental activism in Israel’s capital
On December 20, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin joined the leadership of Yad Levi Eshkol and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) to officially open the doors of the Levi Eshkol Museum and Gardens to the public. Once the official residence of Israeli Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion, Levi