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Fall 2014


Welcome to our Public Programming Season Fall 2014! 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.

Click to download this season's brochure as a PDF.

YIVO turns ninety next year! Click here to learn more about our 90th anniversary contest.

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 | 1:00pm
Commemorating the Vilna Jewish Community
Annual Nusakh Vilne Memorial Program | Reception to follow
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 | 7:00pm
Taras Shevchenko: Ukrainian Nationalism, Poetry and the Jews
Panel
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 | 6:00pm
A Gift to Birobidzhan: A Discussion with Yevgeniy Fiks
Discussion | Located at Critical Practices Inc./21ST.PROJECTS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 | 7:00pm
Farewell to Communism: Howard Fast and Soviet Yiddish Writers
Gennady Estraikh, Albert B. Ratner Visiting Scholar in East European Jewish Literature; NYU

Ruth Gay Seminar in Jewish Studies | Special YIVO Member Reception at 5:30pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 | 6:30pm
Making/History: Reconstructing the Gwoździec Synagogue
Talk
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 7:00pm
The Haunted Sukke: An Evening of Participatory Theater & Open Mic
Theater & Open Mic | This program is in Yiddish.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 | 7:00pm
Two Jewish Loves: Food and Literature
Literary Reading
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 | 7:00pm
Creating History: Can We Tell the Past?
Panel
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 | 11:00am-6:30pm
The Alchemist: A Péter Forgács Film Retrospective
Film Screenings & Discussion
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 | 7:00pm
Towards Life: Reviving Jewish Life in Contemporary Poland
Panel
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 | 7:00pm
FROM THE YIVO ARCHIVES
If Books Could Talk: The Story of Three Jewish Treasures Rescued from the Vilna Ghetto

Ruth Gay Seminar in Jewish Studies
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 | 7:00pm
Klezmer Influences in American Jewish Music
Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11 | 7:00pm
Radical Puppetry: The Modicut Project
Work-in-Progress

An Artist and Scholar Collaboration | Theater
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 | 1:00pm
Albanian-Jewish Relations and the Contributions of U.S. Ambassador to Albania, Herman Bernstein (1876-1935)
Ambassador Mal Berisha, Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to the United Kingdom and Ireland

Ruth Gay Seminar in Jewish Studies