NYC: Israeli Chamber (Music) Project

Israeli Chamber (Music) Project With guest violist, Paul Neubauer.

W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
Jean Francaix String Trio
Richard Strauss Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13

Carmit Zori, Violin | Paul Neubauer, Viola | Hillel Zori, Cello | Assaff Weisman, Piano

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NYC: Baruch CUNY – Screening the film – Germans and Jews

Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of moral leader in Europe as it embraces hundreds of thousands of refugees. None of this could have been imagined in 1945. Through personal stories Germans & Jews explores the country’s transformation from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on.

“…beautifully captures — and advances — the state of dialogue. Whether you are German, Jewish, both, or neither, this is a film that will leave you moved and hopeful.”  Jacob Weisberg, Editor-in-Chief, Slate Group

CUNY Baruch: Dov Waxman ‘Trouble With the Tribe’


The Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center (JSC) in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College invites the public to a presentation on  Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel dovwaxmanbookby Dr. Dov Waxman is professor of political science, international affairs, and Israel studies at  Northeastern University, and the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies.

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NYC: Film “The Bielski Brothers: Defiance’

Operating in Western Belorussia (Belarus) between 1942 and 1944, the Bielski partisan group was one of the most significant Jewish resistance efforts against Nazi Germany during World War II.

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Synopsis:  In 1941, three brothers witnessed their parents and two other siblings being led away to their eventual murders. It was a grim scene that would,of course, be repeated endlessly throughout the war. Instead of running orgiving in to despair, these brothers — Tuvia, Zus, and Asael Bielski — foughtback, waging a guerrilla war of wits against the Nazis.

By using their intimate knowledge of the dense forests surrounding the Belarusan towns of Novogrudek and Lida, the Bielskis evaded the Nazis and established a hidden base camp, then set about convincing other Jews to join their ranks.  As more and more Jews arrived each day, a robust community began to emerge, a “Jerusalem in the woods.”

After two and a half years in the woods, in July 1944, the Bielskis learned that the Germans, overrun by the Red Army, were retreating back toward Berlin. More than one thousand Bielski Jews emerged — alive — on that final, triumphant exit from the woods.

Baruch CUNY: Israeli Artist Yehuda Levy-Aldema

Tuesday:  An Evening with Artist Yehuda Levy-Aldema
“Not by Words Alone”: A Visual Beit-Midrash: 
A unique was to explore Biblical text through language and image

A native of Jerusalem, Yehuda Levy Aldema has been working as an artist in a variety of media since 1982. A graduate from Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts, his first commissions were public murals in Samaria, Tirat Carmel, Petah Tikva, and Jerusalem. At the same time, he was producing work in oil on canvas and other media and exhibited in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem. He has visited, lectured and worked in Europe and the United States, most recently completing a residency in the Ukraine, at the Odessa Jewish Community Center, which produced a community art project focused on community identity. His current work explores the interpenetration of Biblical texts and reality through constructions that include found objects, carvings, drawings, and photography.  He lives in Modi’in near Jerusalem with his wife of thirty-five years, Shirley Levy-Aldema. Click here for his web site.

Location: 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-270
Time: 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Some of the biggest issues and challenges facing Jewish communities today include philanthropy, business ethics, politics, identity and continuity, the changing face of American Jewry, and many others. The Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College address these issues through a series of lectures, panel discussions, symposia, and specials events that are available to the Baruch community and general public.

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