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Nourishing Tradition: Jewish Cookbooks and the Stories They Tell

Exhibition Opening Wednesday, June 29 at 6 pm To celebrate the exhibition Nourishing Tradition: Jewish Cookbooks and the Stories They Tell, the Center for Jewish History is excited to welcome Bonnie Slotnick, owner of Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks. Bonnie will share some of her experiences with Jewish cookbooks over many years of selling rare and out-of-print cookbooks, and bring a fresh perspective to the real…

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Family History Today 2016

Free Events for Genealogists of All Levels May 15 – 24, 2016 The Center for Jewish History invites family historians of all backgrounds to explore their roots at the landmark Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. Participants can learn how to begin family history research with the guidance of expert genealogists, delve into federal records and safely store family photos, documents and digital files….

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Exhibition Opening: Burning Words

Tuesday, February 23rd, Free, Reservation required: http://cjh.org/event/2766 Burning Words is an exploration of the 16th-century debate carried out through the relatively new medium of printed books over whether Jewish books should be confiscated and burned. Extremely rare original volumes from the Leo Baeck Institute library including works by Martin Luther, Johannes Pfefferkorn and Johannes Reuchlin are the center of the exhibit. This talk will…

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November 1 – December 14, 2015 The Center for Jewish History’s landmark Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute will showcase its vast resources and host expert speakers on specific genealogy topics throughout November and December in an ongoing event series called “Family History Today.” Whether visitors are just beginning their family history searches or are expert genealogists, all are welcome to join in the…

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The Issue is Silence: An Address by Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President of the American Jewish Congress, at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 From American Jewish Congress records Courtesy of American Jewish Historical Society  Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights is on view through October 09, 2015 A new exhibit on display in The David…

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Photos from the exhibit opening of Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights is on view through October 09, 2015 A new exhibit on display in The David Berg Rare Book Room at the Center for Jewish History recounts the efforts made by American Jews and African…

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