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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
12:30pm 
 Courtesy of Yeshiva University Museum, explore the remarkable story of a pre-War family photo album that was owned by a woman who, before her deportation from the Kovno Ghetto, smuggled it to a non-Jewish family for safekeeping and which was fortuitously discovered in 2013 and reunited with the original owner's descendants.   The speaker is Ilana Benson, Director of Museum Education at Yeshiva University Museum.   To RSVP, email program@jgsny.org, if you would like to attend.
02:00pm 
  Speaker: Eddy Portnoy An underground history of downwardly mobile Jews, Bad Rabbi mines the Yiddish press to expose the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. One part Isaac Bashevis Singer, one part Jerry Springer, this irreverent, unvarnished, and frequently hilarious compendium of stories provides a window into an unknown Yiddish world that was. In this talk, Portnoy will discuss the Yiddish press and the often strange stories about Jews that appear in it, as well as how it can be used as a genealogical ...