Thu, Mar 28
Join us for a conversation about Mizrachi and Sephardic diasporic journeys, both in fiction and real-life, with authors Jordan Salama and Elizabeth Graver. A personal and introspective discussion exploring displacement, endurance, and family as home, while traveling (in our imaginations) through Istanbul, Barcelona, Havana, the Jewish Levant, South America, and the Argentine Andes. Moderated by Stephanie Butnick, host of Tablet’s Unorthodox podcast.
Thu, May 16
Rabbi Sharon Brous and Rabbi Shai Held lead a virtual discussion about love as the core of the Jewish tradition: how to show up for each other in times of joy and struggle, and how we can use Judaism as a lens to help us approach life’s great matters. Moderated by Stephanie Butnick, host of Tablet’s Unorthodox podcast.
Thu, Dec 14
Join a conversation and reading for Touching the Art, queer icon and activist Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s newest book, an interrogation of the possibilities of artistic striving, the limits of the middle-class mindset, the legacy of familial abandonment, and what art can and cannot do.
Thu, May 11
Join Judy Gold and Jeremy Dauber for a conversation about Jewish comedy–what makes us laugh, what doesn’t, and how that has changed throughout the years. A look back and a look forward at the world of Jewish comedy and humor that you don’t want to miss!
Thu, Apr 27
Join us for a conversation between Dr. Atina Grossmann, Professor of History in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union and Dr. Joseph Sassoon, Professor of History and Politics at Georgetown University as they discuss his most recent book, The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire.
Thu, Apr 20
Authors Jonathan Rosen and Rachel Aviv engage in a conversation about mental illness and crime in today's culture, exploring how the facts can be distorted through observation and spectacle, and how mental illness and crime can affect the Jewish community specifically and differently than other communities.
Sun, Mar 19
Join us for a special afternoon of storytelling with Victor Levenstein and his son artist Matvey Levenstein. Victor Levenstein is the author of Thirteen Nasty Little Snakes: The Case of Stalin's Assassins detailing his arrest and time as a political prisoner in the Soviet Union.
Wed, Feb 15
Join authors Jonathan Freedland and Weina Dai Randel for a virtual conversation about the stories we know and tell about escaping the Holocaust—fact, fiction, and the sometimes blurred line between them.
Thu, Oct 20
Join us for an in-person conversation and book signing to celebrate the release of Maira Kalman’s most recent publication Women Holding Things. This program is now at capacity. Standby tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email [email protected].
Thu, Apr 7
Join celebrated artist and author of the bestselling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal, and journalist and author Sandee Brawarsky for a wide-ranging conversation about his recently-published works and their intricate mapping of objects and their stories. In addition to speaking about de Waal’s work as an author, they discuss the current exhibition at the Jewish Museum, and his ceramic installations that investigate themes of history, memory, identity, exile, and displacement.
Sun, Nov 1
In conjunction with We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, James Young discusses his most recent book, The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between.
Thu, Apr 30
Join us for a Zoom Meeting conversation with authors Esther Safran Foer and Keith Gessen in a conversation with Stephanie Butnick, Tablet Magazine.
Thu, Mar 26
Unpacking the Book series is moving virtual! Join us for a Zoom Meeting conversation with Josh Gondelman (Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results, Harper Perennial) and author Rebecca Dinerstein Knight (Hex, Viking) together with Tablet Magazine’s Stephanie Butnick.
Thu, Feb 20
Hear authors Abby Stein and Goldie Goldbloom in a conversation with Stephanie Butnick, Tablet Magazine
Thu, Oct 24
Julie Orringner speaks about her latest book The Flight Porfolio. Set in occupied Europe, this gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Varian Fry’s extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust.