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March 2017

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – With Dr. Regina Stein

March 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required.   

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King David: Adulterer, Murderer, Poet, Messiah (Second Semester) – With Dr. Regina Stein

March 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

“David, king of Israel, lives forever!” How does the complex, morally flawed David become the eternal hero of the Jewish people? In this semester we continue to evaluate David’s relationships as royal subject, …

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Your Best Passover Yet – Pre-Holiday Lunch and Learn With Rabbi Aviad Bodner

March 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Make this year’s Passover your most meaningful yet. Rabbi Aviad Bodner will share stories, strategies, traditions and teachings that will enrich your seder and holiday. Gain insight into the Passover story. Learn about holiday …

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April 2017

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas – With Maxine Simson

April 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 1, 2017 at 11:00am


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed “The First Lady of Show Business” for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years.

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May 2017

The Golden Age of Radio – With Maxine Simson

May 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2017 at 11:00am


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

The Golden Age of Radio (1920s-50s) was the primary form of home entertainment before television. In our first session, we will talk about the development of radio as a form of mass communication for entertainment, news, farm reports, classical and country music, and the vaudeville stars who were featured entertainers. Session two will further explore the influence of this form of mass communication, the technical aspects of program delivery with a focus on the nationwide panic caused by a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth called “War…

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