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Dropped on:January 21, 2015
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Behind the Lens: New York Jews between the Wars
Wednesday, January 21 | 6:30pm | Location: MCNY

Think you know Jewish New York? Drawing on the YIVO archives, including found footage of holiday balls, cartoons from the Forverts, immigrants’ autobiographies, and landsmanshaftn records, historians Eddy Portnoy (Rutgers, YIVO), Roberta Newman (YIVO), Daniel Soyer (Fordham), and Rebecca Kobrin (Columbia) present a rarely seen slice of New York Jewish life in the 1920s and 30s. With moderator Annie Polland (Tenement Museum). Co-presented with MCNY.

Use discount code LENS21 for $10 tickets!
Want to learn Yiddish at YIVO this summer?
Applications are open!

February 27 is the early deadline for international students and applicants for merit- and need-based aid.

Did you know:

Last summer, 89% of our students received some form of financial assistance.
2014’s cohort included students from 9 countries.
A limited number of full scholarships – including tuition, airfare, and housing – are offered to students currently residing in Eastern Europe.

Start your application today! More information at
Next Week
Toyznt tamen = A Thousand Flavors
Wednesday, January 28 | 7:00pm
CD Release Concert | Location: Museum at Eldridge Street

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