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In Plain Sight: The Marvelous, Unlikely History of Bard Professor Justus Rosenberg

By James Benjamin Nadel, Research Intern You might not expect a 95 year old literature professor to emphasize youth when discussing his life. But that is exactly how Justus Rosenberg described his upcoming talk at the Center for Jewish History to me. “I will do it from the perspective of a teenager…it is for someone like you.” Next Wednesday, Justus will be discussing his…

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The American Sephardi Federation invites you to David Serero’s The Merchant of Venice. The French-Moroccan baritone opera singer directs and stars (as Shylock) in his own Sephardi adaptation of Shakespeare’s play about love, commerce, and bigotry.  Featuring a diverse cast and Sephardi music.  Two performances next week. Monday: http://cjh.org/event/2659 Wednesday: http://cjh.org/event/2660

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Upcoming Programs at the Center

Sunday, June 21, 5 pmShtetl: Graphic Works and Sketches of Solomon Yudovin (1920-1940)Exhibit OpeningPresented by YIVO InstituteClick here for more information. Monday, June 22, 8 pm The Merchant of Venice by William ShakespearePlay with MusicPresented by American Sephardi FederationClick here for more information. Tuesday, June 23, 6 pm Changing Lives, Making History: CBST – The First Forty Years – CBST’s 40th Anniversary Book Book…

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Sidney Franklin (11 July 1903 – 26 April 1976) -the first Jewish American to become a successful bullfighter From the Sidney Franklin Collection (Call number P-894) in the archives of the American Jewish Historical Society.  There is an electronic finding aid for the collection here: http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=635255 From the finding aid: “…In 1922, after a violent dispute with his father, Franklin ran away to Mexico…

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This image is from the first Jewish queer zine – it is preserved in the Jewish Counter Culture collection (Call number I-504) in the archives of the American Jewish Historical Society here at the Center. This artifact will be part of a special display during an upcoming program presented by the American Jewish Historical Society on June 23rd: Changing Lives, Making History: CBST –…

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Upcoming Programs at the Center

Sunday, June 14, 2 pmJews, Liquor, and Life in Eastern EuropeLecturePresented by Jewish Genealogical SocietyClick here for more information. Sunday, June 14, 7 pmThe Merchant of Venice by William ShakespearePlay with MusicPresented by American Sephardi FederationClick here for more information. Tuesday, June 16, 7 pmThe Modicut Project: World Premiere Puppet TheaterPresented by YIVO Institute; co-presented with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene as part of KulturfestNYC….

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Upcoming Programs at the Center Sunday, June 7, 6:30 pm Isaac Babel: Life and WorksConversation Presented by YIVO Institute, the Russian American Foundation and RTVi (Independent Russian TV Network), as part of the 13th Annual Russian Heritage Month® Click here for more information. Sunday, June 7, 8 pm Touchdown IsraelFilm Presented by American Jewish Historical Society in partnership with JCC Manhattan’s 2015 Israel Film…

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