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Fall Season 2013


Welcome to our Public Programming Season for Fall 2013. Below is a list of lectures, panel discussions, book talks, and film screenings for this Fall. 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.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 | 7pm
Festival of New Yiddish Song
Patrick Farrell, Benjy Fox-Rosen, Svetlana Kundish, Josh Waletzky, Michael Winograd and Special Guest, Deborah Strauss

Concert
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 | 7:30pm
Making History: The Proliferation and Impact of Modern Jewish Archives
Jason Lustig, UCLA

Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture | East European Studies; Professor Bernard Choseed Memorial Fellowship & Natalie and Mendel Racolin Memorial Fellowship
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 1pm
60th Anniversary of the Nusakh Vilne Memorial Program
Memorial Program
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 | 7pm
The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw After the Holocaust
Karen Auerbach, Kronhill Lecturer at Monash University

Book Talk
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31
Circles of Justice: Law, Culture and the Jews of Metz in 18th Century France
Exhibition
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31
Remnants: Selected Manuscripts from the YIVO Archives
Exhibition
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 | 9:30am-6pm
Hidden from History
The Pinkas of the Metz Rabbinic Court, 1771-1789

Conference
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 | 1pm
Jewish Scholars and Scholarship in 18th Century Metz
Rabbi Moshe Arye Bamberger, Head of the Bet Din of the Metz Jewish Community, France; Rabbi Shmuel Klein, YIVO Archives (Moderator)
Ruth Gay Seminar in Jewish Studies
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 7pm
Creating Identity: Yiddish Across a Spectrum of Jewish Communities Today
Isabelle Barrière, Brooklyn College; Sarah Bunin Benor, Hebrew Union College; Ross Perlin, Endangered Language Alliance; Paul Glasser (Moderator)

The Annual Naomi Prawer Kadar Memorial Lecture
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 | 7pm
The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of Sholem Aleichem
Jonathan Brent, Executive Director, YIVO; Jeremy Dauber, Columbia University; Adam Kirsch, The New Republic (Moderator)

Panel Discussion
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 6:30pm
Sex, Yiddish and the Law: Jewish Life in Metz in the 18th Century
Jay Berkovitz, University of Massachusetts; Magda Teter, Wesleyan University

Panel Discussion
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 | 7pm
The Jews in Poland-Lithuania and Russia: 1350 to the Present Day
Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University

Book Talk
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 1pm
FROM THE YIVO ARCHIVES:
One Thousand Children: The Untold Story of the American Kindertransport

Film Screening & Roundtable Discussion
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 | 7pm
Reflecting on the Beilis Trial
Elissa Bemporad, Queens College, CUNY; Edmund Levin, ABC News; Annie Polland, Tenement Museum; Robert Weinberg, Swarthmore College; Jonathan Brent, YIVO (Moderator)
Lisa Gutkin (Musician), The Klezmatics; Lorin Sklamberg (Musician), The Klezmatics

Roundtable Discussion
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 | 7pm
The Vilna Gaon and the Making of Modern Judaism
Eliyahu Stern, Yale University; Jeremy Dauber, Columbia University (Moderator)

Book Talk
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 | 6:30pm
The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan
Jonathan Kirsch; Adam Kirsch

Conversation
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | 3pm
“Traces of the Past and the Future of Jewish Creativity”: Interwar Jewish Ethnography in Wilno
Sarah Zarrow, NYU

Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture | Polish Jewish Studies; Aleksander and Alicja Hertz Memorial Fellowship & Samuel and Flora Weiss Research Fellowship
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 6:30pm
Not By Bread Alone: How Traditionalists Survived Modernity
Glenn Dynner, Sarah Lawrence College; Eliyahu Stern, Yale University; Natalia Aleksiun, Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Touro College (Moderator)

Roundtable Discussion
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 | 8pm
Charles-Valentin Alkan: His Life and Music
Concert & Lecture
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 | 3pm
The Velizh Affair: Ritual Murder in a Russian Border Town
Dr. Eugene M. Avrutin, UIUC

Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture | Workmen’s Circle / Dr. Emanuel Patt Visiting Professorship
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 | 7pm
Edokko: Growing Up a Foreigner in Wartime Japan
Isaac Shapiro; Rabbi Marvin Tokayer (Moderator)

Book Talk
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 | 6:30pm
The 'Reconquest' of Jewishness in Post-War America: Will Herberg and Irving Howe
Tony Michels; Daniel Soyer (Moderator)

Ruth Gay Seminar in Jewish Studies
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 | 7pm
Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism
Aleksandra Shatskikh

Book Talk
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 | 6:30pm
French and Jewish: Defining a Modern Jewish Identity in the 19th Century
Jay Berkovitz, University of Massachusetts; Lisa Leff, American University; Maurice Samuels, Yale University

Roundtable Discussion
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 | 3pm
Music Treasures of the American Yiddish Theatre
Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series

Concert
MONDAY, JANUARY 6 | 7pm
YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization Keynote Address
Rethinking Kishinev: How a Riot Changed 20th Century Jewish History

Steven Zipperstein, Stanford University

Lecture