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Winter/Spring 2015


Welcome to our Public Programming Season Winter/Spring 2015! For more information about each event including ticket reservation, click on the event title or on the corresponding button in the list at the right. For recordings of past events please go to the Program Archives section. We look forward to seeing you this season.

All public programs are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of assistive listening devices are available for deaf and hard of hearing individuals upon request (Auditorium events only).

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 | 6:30pm
The Frankfurt School on Israel
Book Talk
THURSDAY, APRIL 30 | 6:30pm
Yiddish Fight Club: Opening Event
Exhibition Opening
SUNDAY, MAY 3 | 11:00am
Building a Future in America: YIVO’s 90th Anniversary Celebration
YIVO Turns 90!
SUNDAY, MAY 10 | 4:30pm
Shostakovich and Weinberg: A Musical Friendship
Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series
THURSDAY, MAY 14 | 6:30pm
אויף די כוואַליעס פֿון עטער: ייִדישע אוידיציעס אויפֿן פוילישן ראַדיאָ, 1945-1958
Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture | The Aleksander and Alicja Hertz Memorial Fellowship and the Samuel and Flora Weiss Research Fellowship in Polish Jewish Studies
THURSDAY, MAY 21 | 3:30pm
The Destruction of “Our” Vilne: Avrom Sutzkever’s Ghetto Poetry and Chaim Grade’s Poetry of Exile
Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture | The Professor Bernard Choseed Memorial Fellowship and the Natalie and Mendel Racolin Memorial Fellowship in East European Jewish Studies
MONDAY, JUNE 1 | 6:30pm
The Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America
Book Talk
TUESDAY, JUNE 2 | 7:00pm
A Night at Lewando’s: The Book Launch of The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook: Garden-Fresh Recipes Rediscovered and Adapted for Today’s Kitchen | From the YIVO Archives
Book Launch
TUESDAY, JUNE 16 | 7:00pm
The Modicut Project: World Premiere | From the YIVO Archives
Artist and Scholar Collaboration
THURSDAY, JUNE 18 | 7:00pm
Night Songs from a Neighboring Village: Ballads of the Ukrainian & Yiddish Heartland
Concert