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The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, together with The Museum of Tolerance and Restore NYC invite you to

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle

Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium
417 East 61st Street between First & York

Film clips from the documentary,
The Abolitionists

Panel Discussion with:

Rabbi Steven Burg
Eastern Director
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Advocate for global Jewish human rights

Jimmy Lee
Executive Director
Restore NYC
Dedicated to ending sex trafficking in New York City

No Charge. RSVP requested to 212-838-6878

 


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The Museum of Tolerance and McNally Jackson invite you to

A Child of Christian Blood

Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia:
The Beilis Blood Libel

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:00pm

Book launch and discussion with author Edmund Levin and Jay Beilis, Grandson of Mendel Beilis

A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre. On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months later, Russian police arrested Mendel Beilis, a thirty-seven-year-old father of five who worked as a clerk in a brick factory nearby, and charged him not only with Andrei’s murder but also with the Jewish ritual murder of a Christian child. Despite the fact that there was no evidence linking him to the crime, Beilis was imprisoned for more than two years before being brought to trial, to be found not guilty. As a handful of Russian officials and journalists diligently searched for the real killer The Beilis case formed the basis for Bernard Malamud’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Fixer, and for the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name.

Edmund Levin is a Writers Guild and Emmy award–winning writer/producer for "Good Morning America". His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Atlantic and Slate, among other periodicals, and was included in The Best of Slate: A 10th Anniversary Anthology.

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The Museum of Tolerance New York Presents

2014 Dorothy Gardner Adler State of Anti-Semitism Lecture

Featuring Daniel Jonah Goldhagen 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:00pm

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. 695 Park Avenue

(Entrance on 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue)

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen is the bestselling author of the #1 international bestseller Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust. His latest book, The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism, released in September, was hailed by the Jerusalem Post as a “Brilliant Work.” Credited with generating more international discussion than with any book in recent history, Dr. Goldhagen is a spellbinding, natural speaker who conveys complex thoughts and answers questions with clarity, authority and directness.


$125 PATRON TICKET (includes reserved seating and listing in the program) To be listed in the program, Patron tickets must be purchased by January 24, 2014.

$36 GENERAL SEATING 

$18 STUDENT (Student I.D. required at check-in)

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THE STATE OF ANTI-SEMITISM ANNUAL LECTURE IS ENDOWED IN PERPETUITY BY SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER TRUSTEE ALLEN ADLER IN MEMORY OF HIS MOTHER DOROTHY GARDNER ADLER.

 


 

 

 



  

The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Join us for a special day of commemoration

Monday, January 27, 2014

Limited seating, No charge - (arrive early, first come first serve basis)

11:00am - Exhibit

TOUR OF EXHIBIT AND Q&A WITH ILIE WACS

 

Ilie Wacs is an artist and former fashion designer-best known for his iconic suit and coats-who studied art in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts after World War II and then worked for designer Alex Maguy. He went to New York at the request of suit and coat maker Philip Magone and in the late sixties designed for coat maker Originala. In the early seventies, Wacs started designing suits and coats under his own label and made his mark designing fitted coats in vibrant colors with clean lines and simple cuts at a time when coats were boxy. His highly successful Ilie Wacs and Wacs Works lines spanned over two decades. After retiring from his career in fashion, Wacs has devoted his time to painting with his works shown in New York galleries. He resides in New York City and Eastern Long Island.

2:30pm - Film Screening

THE LONG WAY HOME

 

Academy Award(r)-Winning Moriah Films' The Long Way Home is narrated by Morgan Freeman and features the voices of Edward Asner, Sean Astin, Martin Landau, Miriam Margolyes, David Paymer, and Nina Siemasko. The film combines rare archival films and stills with new interviews and interweaves historical narrative with stories, anecdotes, and recollections of Jewish refugees. The film opens in 1945, Germany has been defeated by the Allies and the war in Europe is officially over. American, British, and Russian soldiers have liberated Nazi death camps in Central and Eastern Europe, uncovering to the world the horror and tragedy of the Holocaust. Thousands of starving, half-dead Jewish survivors are freed from Nazi persecution. The majority have lost most, if not all of their families members. Those who try to return home are met with anti-Semitism and threats of physical violence.
(Run time: 114 minutes)

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Allison Nellis 212-697-1180 x109 or Email

 

 


  

The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Join us for a special day of commemoration

Monday, January 20, 2014

Admission Is Free For All Film Screenings

11:00am and 1:00pm

STILLS OF THE MOVEMENT

 

A documentary film about the prolific 20th century photojournalist Flip Shulke and his work during the 1960's, explores the importance that the media played in the Civil Rights Movement. Former and current professional journalists as well as academics and civil rights leaders explain the impact the medium had on events of the era.
(Run time: 32 minutes)

2:00pm

THE INTERRUPTERS

 

From the director of Hoop Dreams and the author of There Are No Children Here, a gripping portrait of modern-day heroes. In Chicago's CeaseFire organization, reformed gang members protect their community from harm through a unique, dangerous and controversial method - by insinuating themselves personally into conflicts. Using lessons from their own complicated pasts, they gain access and credibility within stricken neighborhoods, forming personal bonds to break the deadly cycle of violence.
(Run time: 125 minutes)

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Allison Nellis 212-697-1180 x109 or Email

 

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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

Wagner's Jews

Special Film Screening

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:00pm


The German composer Richard Wagner was notoriously anti-Semitic, and his writings on the Jews were later embraced by Hitler and the Nazis. But there is another, lesser-known side to this story. For years, many of Wagner’s closest associates were Jews—young musicians who became personally devoted to him, and provided crucial help to his work and career. 
Who were they? What brought them to Wagner, and what brought him to them? These questions are at the heart of Hilan Warshaw’s new documentary Wagner's Jews, co-produced with WDR and ARTE and broadcast in Europe in 2013. Filmed on location in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, Wagner's Jews tells these remarkable stories through archival sources, visual re-enactments, interviews, and musical performances.
 Parallel to this historical narrative, the film explores the ongoing controversy over performing Wagner’s music in Israel. In a different form, the questions dividing Wagner's Jewish acquaintances still resonate today: is it possible to separate artworks from the hatreds of their creator? Can art transcend prejudice and bigotry, and the weight of history?

Recent and upcoming screening venues including Yale, Columbia, and Boston Universities, Hebrew College, London's Barbican Centre, the London Jewish Cultural Centre, Jewish Museum Vienna, and DocAviv- The 16th Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival. WAGNER’S JEWS will be distributed in North America by First Run Features.

Documentary, 55 minutes, 2013 Produced and directed by Hilan Warshaw

For more information on the film, please visit http://www.overtonefilms.com/wagners.html

$15 - General Admission

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The deadline for signing up online is 12:00pm, Wednesday, January 15, 2014. After the indicated time, please call 212 697 1180 ex.102 to reserve a seat or to be added to the waitlist, if the event is full. 

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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

Call Me Kuchu

Special Film Screening

Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:00pm


Co-sponsored by the American Jewish World Service.

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda's first openly gay man, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo work against the clock to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.

Malika Zouhali-Worrall is a British-Moroccan filmmaker and journalist based in New York. Her work has been published in The Financial Times and at CNN.com, for which she has reported from India, Uganda, China and the U.S. Malika is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds an MA in International Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), where she studied under an Entente Cordiale full scholarship. She is a Chaz & Roger Ebert Directing Fellow, and an alumnus of the Film Independent Documentary Lab and the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant. In 2012, Filmmaker Magazine named Malika one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Next up, Malika will be producing LONG YEAR BEGIN, a documentary by David Osit about the Global Seed Vault and humanity's perpetual quest for self-preservation.

Q&A with Director, Writer and Producer Malika Zouhali-Worrall following film.

$15 - General Admission

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Art Exhibit will be open from November 8 through December 6th and is included with Museum admission. 

  

The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

Art Exhibit and Talk on the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

An Evening with Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin

Thursday, November 7th, 2013


6:30pm - 7:30pm Talk by Ilie Wacs with his sister Deborah Strobin

7:30pm Reception followed by a tour of exhibit led by artist Ilie Wacs

Meet the artist Ilie Wacs and hear his firsthand accounts of Kristallnacht.

"Without these papers one did not exist. It was the beginning of what was to follow."   -Ilie Wacs

When artist and former iconic coat designer Ilie Wacs began work with his sister on their memoir An Uncommon Journey, he rediscovered a suitcase stuffed with the family's identity papers. The contents inspired Wacs to create A Gathering Storm: The Vienna Papers, 1938, a unique 15-piece collection of artwork, which  debuted at the Pamela Williams Gallery in Amagansett, New York. Deriving its imagery from stamps, seals, passports, script, and symbols of authority, the work focuses on the documentation required for Jews that began with Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), a wave of state-sponsored anti-Jewish violence in Nazi-controlled areas on November 9th and 10th in 1938.

Today the family's papers that inspired the art collection are part of the U.S. Holocaust Museum's permanent archives. Join Wacs and his sister, Deborah Strobin, for a special evening of art and history that includes first-hand accounts through the eyes of Wacs as a teen growing up in Vienna, the family's escape to Shanghai, and their ongoing search to find out what happened to the local Nazi SS officer who surprisingly saved their lives.

Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin are Vienna-born siblings who escaped Nazi Austria along with their parents on the last boat to Shanghai during World War II. They are the authors of An Uncommon Journey-From Vienna to Shanghai to America A Brother and Sister Escape to Freedom During World War II. http://www.deborahstrobin.com

Wacs is an artist and former fashion designer-best known for his iconic suit and coats-who studied art in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts after World War II and then worked for designer Alex Maguy. He went to New York at the request of suit and coat maker Philip Magone and in the late sixties designed for coat maker Originala. In the early seventies, Wacs started designing suits and coats under his own label and made his mark designing fitted coats in vibrant colors with clean lines and simple cuts at a time when coats were boxy. His highly successful Ilie Wacs and Wacs Works lines spanned over two decades.

After retiring from his career in fashion, Wacs has devoted his time to painting with his works shown in New York galleries. He resides in New York City and Eastern Long Island.

Strobin is a well-known San Francisco fundraiser credited with organizing large and high profile events raising millions for good causes over the past two decades, including the first ever HIV/AIDS benefit at Davies Symphony Hall in the 1980s, the city's first Yves St. Laurent couture fashion show to benefit the San Francisco Symphony, and the largest fundraiser in US history for stem cell research in 2006. She also served as the Deputy Chief of Protocol for the city of San Francisco and commissioner of the Public Library Commission. Her late husband, Ed Strobin was chief executive officer of Banana Republic and one of the founders of Discovery Channel stores.

$15 - General Admission

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Benito Mussolini and Cardinal Pietro Gasparri signing the Lateran Pacts,
February 11, 1929 

  

The Centro Primo Levi, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò and Museum of Tolerance, invites you to

The Lateran Pacts,
the Rights of the Jews and Other Religious Minorities

A Chapter in the History of Church and State Relations

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5:00pm

 

In view of the upcoming 85th anniversary of the Lateran Pacts and the current debates on the position of the Church toward the Jews during Fascism and World War II, Centro Primo Levi has invited an interdisciplinary group of scholars to closely examine and discuss the legal, social, political and economic aspects of this redefinition of the relations between Church and State in Italy and in totalitarian Europe.
The conference will offer an overview of the Lateran Pacts, the background of negotiations between Mussolini and Pius XI as well as an analysis of the ways the Pacts affected Italian society, the rights of minorities vis-à-vis family law, education, public moral, protection of minority rights, with a particular focus on the subsequent re-organization of the Jewish communities. Scholars will present new research on the changes to the civil and penal codes brought about by the Pacts, as well as the reforms of key public institution that became necessary in order to make them compatible with a state religion.

Participants
Speakers will include Francesco Margiotta Broglio (University of Florence), Giorgio Fabre (independent scholar), Elena Mazzini (University of Florence), Ilaria Pavan (University of Pisa) and Michele Sarfatti (CDEC).
Discussants will include David Kertzer (Brown University), Martin Menke (Rivier University), Silvana Patriarca (Fordham University), Annalisa Capristo (Center for American Studies in Rome), Paul Arpaia (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

October 24 | 5:00 pm 
Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance
226 E 42nd St  New York

October 25 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò | 24 West 12th Street

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Based on the best-selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers

Now Playing in Local New York Theaters

 

Moriah Films' 13th release, takes the audience inside the offices of Israel's Prime Ministers through the eyes of an insider, Yehuda Avner, who served as a chief aide, English language note-taker and speechwriter to Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres. Starring the voices of Sandra Bullock, Michael Douglas, Leonard Nimoy and Christoph Waltz.

"A vivid Insider's perspective" - The New York Times

"The director brings the historical players in the film to life" -  The Times of Israel
 
"...a vividly personal account...that will prove fascinating to history buffs." The Hollywood Reporter

The first of two parts, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers focuses on Ambassador Avner's years working with Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir and then US Ambassador Yitzhak Rabin and reveals new details about the Six-Day War, the development of Israel's close strategic relationship with the United States, the fight against terrorism, the Yom Kippur War and its aftermath.

Weaving a rich tapestry of history and personal testimonies, The Prime Ministers brings some of the most important events of the 20th and 21st centuries to life. Starring the voices of Sandra Bullock as Golda Meir, Michael Douglas as Yitzhak Rabin, Leonard Nimoy as Levi Eshkol and Christoph Waltz as Menachem Begin, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers is written, produced and directed by Academy Award®-winner Richard Trank and co-written and produced by two-time Academy Award®-winner Rabbi Marvin Hier. Grammy and Emmy-winner Lee Holdridge composed and conducted the films' original score.

 

 

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The Museum of Tolerance and the JCPA invite you to

The UNlikely Insider

An Evening with Dr. Mukesh Kapila

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6:30pm


In 2003, Mukesh Kapila became head of the UN in Sudan. Then he started  learning of
atrocities  in a part of the country few had ever heard  of: Darfur.

A decade later, the insider who blew the whistle and first brought Darfur to World attention has published  the ultimate  no- holds-barred account  of a crisis that still keeps rolling.  Now the Aegis Trust’s Special Representative on Crimes Against Humanity,  he’s ready to share his shocking insights in person.

“Kapila forces us to look directly into the face of genocide.” --Lt. Gen. the Hon. Romeo Dallaire
UN Force Commander, Rwanda. 1994 Author of "Shake  Hands  with the Devil“

“Kapila exposed the horrors of Darfur for the first time to a public audience…. The effect was electrifying – never again would the problems of this remote region of Sudan be confined solely to the darker corners of official Whitehall and Washington. Kapila had made it everyone’s problem.” --Richard  Cockett, former Africa Editor of The Economist, Author of Sudan: Darfur and the failure of an African state.

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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

The Collaboration:
Hollywood's Pact with Hitler

An Evening with Author Ben Urwand

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:00pm

Author Ben Urwand will discuss his new book The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler available October, 2013 from Harvard University Press.

The astonishing story of Hollywood’s dealings with Nazi Germany is told for the first time in a new book: THE COLLABORATION: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler, by Ben Urwand (Belknap Press, an imprint of Harvard University Press: October 14, 2013, hardcover).

Drawing upon a wealth of secret documents that he uncovered during his nine-year-long investigation at archives in Germany and the U.S., Urwand, a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, reveals the complex web of interactions between the American studios and the German government in the 1930s. He found that in order to keep the German market open for their films, the Hollywood studios (mostly headed by Jews) followed the instructions of the Nazi German consul in Los Angeles, abandoning or changing movies that would have exposed the horrors of Nazism and Germany’s persecution of the Jews. The studios that chose to do business with Hitler included MGM, Paramount, Fox, Warner Brothers, United Artists, Universal, and Columbia.

More about Ben Urwand, author of The Collaboration:

Ben became a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows in 2011, and he will hold this position until 2014. While at Harvard, he was awarded a prestigious Milton Grant, which enabled him to complete his research for The Collaboration, which Harvard University Press will publish in October 2013.  Ben intended to pursue a career in the film industry, but he was admitted to the PhD program in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago and he then transferred to the History program at the University of California, Berkeley, where he wrote his dissertation on Hollywood’s dealings with Nazi Germany.

At the University of Sydney won the prize for best history thesis for his work on Steven Spielberg and Schindler’s List

$10 - General Admission

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2013 SWC Humanitarian Award Dinner

Honoring Kenneth M. Jacobs
Chairman and CEO, Lazard

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6:30pm

Dinner Chairperson
Nelson Peltz
Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner
Trian Fund Management, L.P.

Dinner Co-Chairmen
Scott D. Hoffman
Managing Director and General Counsel
Lazard
&
Thomas F. Secunda
Founding Partner, Vice Chairman and
Global Head of financial Products and Services
Bloomberg

THE WALDORF ASTORIA NEW YORK
301 Park Avenue

6:30 PM- Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM- Dinner and Award Presentation
Business Attire
 
Dinner Ticket(s) at $1,000 Per ticket

RSVP to Simon Wiesenthal Center Benefit Office
845 Third Avenue, 6th Floor, New York 10022

For further information contact the SWC Benefit Office
Telephone: 212.888.7003
Email: swc@dsconsultinggroup.com

VICE CHAIR
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bloomberg
BNY Mellon
Citi
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Deloitte
Graff Holdings, Inc.
Innisfree M & A Inc.
Legg Mason, Inc.
Leviev Diamonds
Carol and Larry A. Mizel
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLC
Claudia and Nelson Peltz
Permal
Proskauer
Rachel and Jona Rechnitz
Reuben Foundation
Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions
Cindy and Tom Secunda
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Lin and Ed Snider
The Ergonomic Group
Time Warner, Inc.
Tishman Speyer
Tourmaline Partners LLC
Mindy and Marc Utay
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Wendy’s

 


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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

An Evening with Monika Krawczyk

Monday, September 23, 2013 at 6:30pm

 

Monika Krawczyk, Alumni of Law Department of Warsaw University, Poland. As a recipient of Ambassadorial Scholar of Rotary Foundation International, she also studied law at University of Toledo Law School, Ohio, USA. Since 2004 Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (www.fodz.pl), an organization established by the World Jewish Restitution Organization and the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland to carry on the restitution process, manage the returned properties and protect the historical heritage, which is done in close cooperation with Chief Rabbi of Poland.

In 2009 awarded by President of Poland with high civilian decoration in recognition for the outstanding services for the society in the field of Jewish heritage preservation. She is active in the Jewish Community in Warsaw, and is one of the editors of http://www.fzp.net.pl - Forum of Polish Jews, which is the largest independent Jewish information and opinion-making medium in Polish language. Monika has also established Zionist Organization and within its framework she organizes pro-Israeli events and educational activities. At her legal capacity she also helps various counter-Anti-Semitic initiatives.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center - Museum of Tolerance invites you to

New York City Mayoral Forum on
Cultural Sensitivity andTolerance

Invitation Only Event

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 at 6:00pm


RSVP by August 9th to jansorge@pittabishop.com

Introductory Remarks by:
Rabbi Steven Burg, Eastern Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center

Rabbi Steven Burg is the Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.  A graduate of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Burg received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS.) Following his ordination he embarked on a 22 year career at the Union of Orthodox Congregations of America (OU). In 2005, Rabbi Burg became the youngest International Director of NCSY, the youth movement of the OU, and spent the next years restructuring the organization, focusing on professional development, branding and marketing, and metrics and measurements. Through NCSY, Rabbi Burg became one of the foremost leaders in Jewish teen engagement and led an organization that serviced 35,000 Teens worldwide. Rabbi Burg also served as the Managing Director of the OU overseeing its array of religious, youth, social action, educational, public policy and community development services, programs and activities. Rabbi Burg serves on the board of directors of the Yeshiva University High Schools. He is also a member of the Board of Education for the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey elementary school.

Moderator:
Errol Louis, NY1 Host of Inside City Hall

Errol Louis joined NY1 in November 2010 as political anchor and host of "Inside City Hall," the city’s premiere news program covering New York politics and government. He regularly interviews top newsmakers, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo, among many others. Prior to joining NY1, Louis was a columnist and editorial board member of the New York Daily News.

Special Guest Moderators:
Sayu Bhojwani is the founder of The New American Leaders Project (NALP), the only national organization specifically focused on preparing first- and second-generation immigrants for civic leadership. For that work, she has been recognized by the Case Foundation as a Fearless Changemaker, honored by Citizens Union New York, and awarded the BMW Foundation's Young Leaders Award in 2013.  From 2002 to 2004, she was New York City's first Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and in 1997 she founded South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!), the first and only organization working with South Asian youth.

Sayu is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, CNN In America, and other online publications and currently serves on the boards of the National Immigration Forum and The Afterschool Corporation. She is completing her dissertation on immigrant civic engagement, at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Sayu also holds an M. A. in English Education and a M.Ed. in Comparative Education from Columbia University. Sayu was born in India and grew up in Belize. She moved to New York City in 1984, and currently lives there with her husband and daughter.

Erica González, Executive Editor, El Diaro/La Prensa

Erica Gonzalez is the executive editor for El Diario-La Prensa, the oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in the country. As the executive editor, Erica develops and writes the paper’s editorial position on local and national issues. She edits weekly columnists, recruits guest writers, and initiates editorial board meetings with candidates for elected office and an array of organizations and leaders. Gonzalez has received two awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications. She regularly represents El Diario-la Prensa on media panels and has appeared on CNN and Fox 5’s Good Day Street Talk.

William E. Rapfogel, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

William E. Rapfogel has served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) since 1992. During the past two decades, it has grown into one of New York City’s largest and most efficient non-profits.  Mr. Rapfogel’s advocacy and expertise on the evolving issues surrounding Jewish poverty has won praise and recognition at national, state and city levels, including White House recognition.  Through his leadership, Met Council continues to be on the cutting edge in its development of innovative comprehensive social services and community development to aid, sustain, and empower those in need.

Tod Sears, Founder, Out on the Street

Todd Sears is the founder of Out on the Street, the first LGBT leadership organization for Wall Street, by Wall Street. The mission of Out on the Street is to engage both gay and straight senior leaders in discussions around making the Street a destination for top talent, and to enhance the careers of LGBT senior leaders by creating connections to increase opportunities for business. Todd is one of the thought-leaders in next-generation diversity & inclusion. He is the founder and Principal of Coda Leadership Consulting LLC. A former investment banker at Schroders and DeSilva & Phillips, as well as a first-quintile financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, he brings an in-depth understanding of both the challenges facing senior leadership in corporations today, as well as how to leverage diversity initiatives to increase and retain market share.

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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

Punk Jews

Special Film Screening

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 7:00pm

Profiling Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African-American Jewish activists and more, Punk Jews explores an emerging movement of provocateurs and committed Jews who are asking, each in his or her own way, what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. Jewish artists, activists and musicians from diverse backgrounds and communities are defying norms and expressing their Jewish identities in unconventional ways. In the process, they are challenging stereotypes and breaking down barriers. Meet Yishai, lead singer of Moshiach Oi; Radical performance group, the Sukkos Mob; the renegade Orthodox participants of Cholent; the Amazing Amy Yoga Yenta; Kal Holczler, founder of Voices of Dignity; and African American Jewish hip hop sensation Y-Love.

Running Time: 60 minutes, 2012

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Evan Kleinman (Producer) is a four-time Emmy nominated producer. He has produced television for NBC and has worked as an editor and cinematographer on various documentary films covering topics ranging from Coney Island to Women’s Rights. Evan produced his first documentary film; “We are still here,” about his family traveling to Poland to place a gravestone on the site where his grandfather buried his brother who died during the Holocaust. The film premiered in November 2011 at the Tribeca Cinemas and has since screened at a number of festivals, schools, and museums.

Q&A with the producer, Evan Kleinman, after the screening

$10 - General Admission

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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

The Invisible War

Special Film Screening

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 7:00pm

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire with the number of assaults in the last decade alone in the hundreds of thousands. Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of several young women, the film reveals the systemic cover up of the crimes against them and follows their struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. The Invisible War features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military, its history of cover-up, and what can be done to bring about much needed change.

Amy Ziering is an Emmy nominated and award-winning Los Angeles producer and director. Her most recent film, OUTRAGE, was produced and distributed by Magnolia Pictures and had its television premiere on HBO. Ziering's previous release, THE MEMORY THIEF, which she produced, stars Mark Webber and Jerry Adler and is a thought provoking examination of the relationship between empathy, narcissism, and trauma. It was NYTIMES critics pick and won several festival awards. Ziering also co-directed and produced DERRIDA, a documentary about the world-renowned French philosopher and  the philosophical movement known as deconstruction. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, won the Golden Gate award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and was released theatrically by Zeitgeist Films. Ziering also produced Richard Cohen's critically acclaimed TAYLOR'S CAMPAIGN, a documentary about Ron Taylor, a homeless person who ran for a seat on the Santa Monica City Council. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Ziering taught literature and film at Yale University and Bennington College.

Q&A with the producer, Amy Ziering, after the screening

$15 - General Admission

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Summer Film Screenings

July 17th: Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny

July 31st: Genocide

 

$5 Admission to the MOTNY and Film Screening.

 

The MOTNY is open Monday though Friday 10am to 5pm.

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Simon Wiesenthal Center, Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Sutton Place Synagogue, Lincoln Square Synagogue, Congregation Edmond J. Safra, Darkhei Noam and the New York Board of Rabbis host the 3rd annual

Tisha B'Av Program

Continuous programming 10:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Screenings of Moriah Films

10:00AM It is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl* – Narrated by Academy AwardTM winners Sir Ben Kingsley and Christoph Waltz (running time 97 mins)

10:00AM Unlikely Heroes* – Narrated by Academy AwardTM winner Sir Ben Kingsley (running time 120 mins)

12:00PM In Search of Peace* – Narrated by Academy AwardTM winner Michael Douglas (running time 74 mins)

12:15PM The Long Way Home* – Narrated by Academy AwardTM winner Morgan Freeman (running time 114 mins)

1:30PM & 3:30PM With All Your Soul – Major Roi Klein was killed in the battle at Bint Jbeil in the Second Lebanon War. He died sacrificing himself to save his soldiers, as he leaped onto a hand grenade and cried out the ''Shma Yisrael'' prayer. (Running time 40 mins)

2:25PM Hero in Heaven – A moving film about a young man from Philadelphia, Michael Levin, who gave his life in 2006 in Israel's war against Hezbollah. (running time 49 mins)

2:30PM Schindler's List – Schindler's List tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a German business man who saved the lives of more than a thousand Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. Featuring nine minute documentary before screening. (running time 195 mins)

*Films produced by Moriah Films. Moriah Films is the documentary film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center

Lecture Schedule

12:50PM: Rabbi Ain - A Jewish Response to Suffering

2:30PM: Rabbi Robinson - Enough Blame to Go Around' - Introspection After Calamity

3:20PM: Rabbi Eli Babich - Rays of Hope

4:10PM: Rabbi Burg - Tisha B'Av: A Day of Joy or a Day of Sorrow?

4:20PM: Shuli Passow - My Truth, Your Truth: Can Religion Bring Peace to the World?

5:00PM: Sarah Rinder - Megillat Eicha and Modern Holocaust Poetry

Holocaust Survivor Catheryne Morgan will speak at 12:00PM

 

Family Program - 10:30AM

Inside Hannah's Suitcase – "Inside Hana's Suitcase", is the poignant story of two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia and the terrible events that they endured just because they happened to be born Jewish.

There is no charge for this event, but advanced registrations are required.

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The Museum of Tolerance, The National Jewish Theater/Foundation and the Holocaust Theater Archive invite you to

The Soap Myth

Premiere Film Screening 

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 7:00pm   


The horrific possibility that the Nazis turned Jews into soap is the catalyst for The Soap Myth, a critically acclaimed play by Jeff Cohen, turned into to a film. Cohen's lead characters, a survivor and a young investigative journalist, go on a collision course to ascertain how much fact is needed for something not to be fiction.

"A Revelation" - New York Times

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Q&A lead by director Arnold Mittelman - includes cast of the film and playwright.

$15 - General Admission

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center cordially invites you to attend

The Prime Ministers

New York Premiere


Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7:30pm


Starring Sandra Bullock - as the voice of Golda Meir
Michael Douglas - as the voice of Yitzhak Rabin
Leonard Nimoy - as the voice of Levi Eshkol

Film screening 7:30 p.m.

Special Guest Ambassador Yehuda Avner author, The Prime Ministers


AMC Lincoln Square
1998 Broadway, New York, NY

The Prime Ministers, the thirteenth production of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s two-time Academy Award®-winning Moriah Films, is an epic film that looks at six decades of Israel’s history—from its founding until the early 21st century. Based on the bestselling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, the documentary takes the audience inside the offices of Israel’s Prime Ministers, bringing to life never before revealed stories about Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres.

The film’s first half, The Pioneers will be screened at the upcoming Premiere. It covers the era of Prime Ministers Eshkol and Meir. Part Two will focus on Prime Ministers Rabin and Begin. Weaving a rich tapestry of history and personal testimonies, The Prime Ministers brings some of the most important events of the 20th and 21st centuries to life.

PREMIERE CHAIRMEN
Kathy Ireland I Tommy Hilfiger I Jona Rechnitz

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Frequently Asked Questions:


What time do doors open?

6:30pm

Will tickets be sold at the theater?

No tickets will be sold at the theater. All must be purchased in advance and only those who have paid in advance will be checked in at the event.

Are tickets being mailed out?

Tickets will be sent out electronically and mailed to those without email addresses

When will the film go public?

The film will be showing in more select theaters in 6 months, once it completes the premiere circuit

How long is the film?

The film is an hour and 48 minutes

Where is the Premiere?

The film is at the AMC Lincoln Square located at 1998 Broadway (68th and Broadway).

How do I get to the theater?

The 1 train 66th street stop is conveniently near the movie theater. The following parking lots are also available in the area (we do not have any deals with them).

http://lc.lincolncenter.org/visitor-guide/directions

http://www.iconparkingsystems.com/facilities/performance-parking-llc/

http://www.iconparkingsystems.com/facilities/2-lincoln-parking-llc/

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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to join us for

Old Home New Home

Children's Book Launch
with Author Karina Medina

Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 11:30am - 1:30pm


This is a captivating children's book by a local first time author.  Old Home New Home tells the story of a young boy who is forced to leave his home and eventually finds a new home in NYC. The paintings that illustrate the story help the reader visualize the main characters journey. Join us for a reading, meet the author and learn about what inspired this story. This is an event for the whole family...., adults, children and educators are welcome!

No Charge. Advance Reservations Recommended.

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The Museum of Tolerance and YM/YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood invite you to

Sosua: Make a Better World

Special Film Screening

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:00pm


Followed by a conversation with Director and Producers Peter Miller and Renee Silverman.

A new documentary (2013) about community, history, the power of the arts, and the promise of diversity. The hour-long film tells the story of Dominican and Jewish teenagers in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood, who together with the legendary theater director Liz Swados, put on a musical about the Dominican Republic's rescue of 800 Jews from Hitler. Award-winning filmmakers Peter Miller and Renée Silverman interweave this little-known - and racially complex - Holocaust story with an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the making of the theater production. In a neighborhood where Jews and Latinos live side by side but rarely interact, the theater project brings its young actors on an extraordinary journey of discovery of what unites them - both in the past and in the present.

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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to

An Evening with Evelyn Pike Rubin

Author of GHETTO SHANGHAI


Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 6:30pm


Evelyn Pike Rubin, author of GHETTO SHANGHAI, will be presenting the amazing story of the survival of approximately 18,000 refugees, escaping the Nazi terror in Japanese occupied Shanghai, China during WWII. After her father's release from Buchenwald after Kristallnacht, in February 1939, she and her family fled to that haven of last resort. A book signing will follow her talk.

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The Museum of Tolerance and No Limits Media invite you to

Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War

Special Film Screening


Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:30pm

 

TWO WHO DARED is the never-beforetold story of an American Minister and his wife who undertook a dangerous mission to save imperiled Jews and refugees in Europe at the onset of World War II.

Waitstill and Martha Sharp left their two young children and their home in the United States and traveled to Czechoslovakia. In their struggles to facilitate the clandestine transportation of refugees they fought political blockades, broke laws to secure exit visas for imperiled individuals and laundered money on the black market.

Over the course of their two missions to Prague then Southern France the Sharps and their underground network played a vital role in saving thousands.

$15 - General Admission

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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to join us for

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yom HaShoah


The MOTNY will be opened to the public free of charge.


Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 11:00am to 4:00pm


See schedule for the days programming:

 

11:15 AM: Screening of I Have Never Forgotten You
Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman, the feature length documentary examines the life of Simon Wiesenthal. It features interviews with long-time associates, government leaders, friends and family members, many of whom have never discussed the legendary Nazi hunter on camera. What drove him to pur-sue this dangerous and thankless task? What kept him going when for years the odds were against his efforts? What is his legacy today?

   

1:15 PM: Name Reading Ceremony

 
 

2:30 PM: Screening of Liberation
Liberation tells the dramatic story of the battle waged on two fronts during World War II – the Allied campaign to liberate Europe and Hitler’s genocidal campaign against the Jews. The World War II documentary uses film footage, radio broad-casts, and period music gathered from archives around the world. Interwoven throughout the film are the compelling stories of the Jews of Europe – unforget-table stories of tragedy, courage, resistance, and survival.

Registration in advance is not required.

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The Museum of Tolerance New York, Genocide Survivors Support Network, and Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village present

Rwandan Genocide and
Holocaust Remembrance Day

Educational Challenges for the Second Generation and Beyond


Special Panel Discussion and Q & A


Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:30pm


Moderator
: Dr. Yael Danieli is a practicing clinical psychologist, traumatologist and victimologist. She is the
co-founder and director of the Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children.

Panelists:
Barrett Frankel first came to Agahozo-Shalom in 2012 as a long-term volunteer involved in guest and visitation services in the village. Upon returning from her year in Rwanda, Barrett joined Agahozo-Shalom as Development and Communications Manager in January 2013.

Panel discussion also includes two Rwandan Genocide survivors.

No Charge. Advance Reservations Recommended.

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The Museum of Tolerance New York and ITVS present

The Calling

Special Film Screening

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 

6:00pm - Reception
7:00pm - Film Screening

The Calling is a documentary series that follows seven Muslims, Catholics, Evangelical Christians, and Jews on a dramatic journey - training to become professional clergy. Embarking on life paths that demand tremendous personal sacrifice and commitment, these seminarians must uphold timeless truths in an era that values quick fixes and hot trends, and face a public that challenges the very relevance of their mission. A new look at an old job, The Calling takes viewers into the unknown world of seminaries to tell entertaining and compelling personal stories of how faith is lived today.

The Calling intercuts its characters' stories from their first days of training, through years of study, and into their early practice as religious professionals. Documentaries that have been produced on faith often focus on single faiths, church scandals, fundamentalist extremists, or religion's polarizing effect on society. The Calling underscores our spiritual common ground and offers intimate portraits that provide a fresh, nuanced portrayal of faith in America.

Tahera Ahmad is a young female scholar, and a native of the Chicago land Muslim community. She was raised in Morton Grove, and graduated from Niles West High School where she played varsity basketball. She has served the Muslim Community of Chicago through leadership at the MCC, IFS, CIOGC, IMAN, MYNA, ISNA, etc.  As a Dept. Head of Islamic Studies at the Islamic Foundation School, Villa Park IL., she taught courses in Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies. She regularly hosts young Muslim art stages, open mics, and counsels young Muslims through study circles that promote a balanced Muslim life-style.

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the Founder and President of Uri L'Tzedek. In 2012, Newsweek rated Rav Shmuly one of the top 50 rabbis in America! Rav Shmuly is the author of Jewish Ethics & Social Justice: A Guide for the 21st Century. He studied at the University of Texas as an undergraduate and Harvard University for a Masters in Leadership and Psychology, and he completed a second Masters degree in Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University. He completed his doctorate at Columbia University in Moral Development and Epistemology. Shmuly was ordained as a Rabbi by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (the YCT Rabbinical School) as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Has served in five different congregations in Montreal, Connecticut, Boston, Florida, and Los Angeles and has taught as a scholar-in-residence for dozens of synagogues and organizations. Shmuly, and his wife Shoshana, currently live in Overland Park where he serves as the Senior Rabbi at Kehilath Israel, a 500 family synagogue.

Q&A with Tahera Ahmad and Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz following the film.

Admission is free.

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The Museum of Tolerance New York presents 

America’s Soul in the Balance

Reading and moderated discussion of the book America’s Soul in the Balance with author Gregory J. Wallance. Moderated by Professor of English from Baruch College Jessica Lang.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:00pm

At the height of World War II, four lawyers in the U.S. Treasury Department discovered that the highly educated, patrician diplomats in the State Department had covered up reports of the Nazi extermination scheme—and then blocked the rescue of 70,000 Romanian Jews forcibly marched into the Nazi-conquered Ukraine and left to die of starvation and disease. The Treasury lawyers charged the diplomats with being "accomplices of Hitler." The stakes were nothing less than the fates of countless European Jews, the historical reputation of FDR, and the soul of America itself.

Gregory J. Wallance uses rarely cited archival documents, memoirs, diaries, and transcripts to construct this gripping, nonfiction Washington political thriller. With exceptional narrative prowess, he examines the anti-Semitism and extraordinary heartlessness of the wartime State Department, whose behavior is a cautionary tale for world leaders weighing the costs of intervention to stop genocide.

The author is a partner at the law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP in New York; a former federal prosecutor; and the author of Two Men Before the Storm and Papa's Game. He was a producer of the HBO movie “Sakharov,” which was an outgrowth of a 1979 human rights mission to the Soviet Union in which he represented families of refuseniks – Jews punished for attempting to emigrate to Israel – and personally presented legal petitions on their behalf to Soviet authorities.

Jessica Lang is Associate Professor of English and the William Newman Director of the Jewish Studies Center. Her specialization is in contemporary Jewish Literature, early American fiction, and women's fiction.

$10.00 - General Admission

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The Museum of Tolerance New York invited you to 

Campus Anti-Semitism Today: Real or Not?

An evening with Aryeh Weinberg

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:00pm Reception

7:45pm Program

You are invited to an engaging and thought-provoking evening with social scientist Aryeh Weinberg of the San Francisco based Institute for Jewish & Community Research.

Introduction by Rabbi Aron Hier, Director of Campus Outreach, Simon Wiesenthal Center.

In his study Israel and the Campus: The Real Story ... Not Quite, Aryeh responds to a recent report by the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), Israel and the Campus: The Real Story, which presented its finding: only 3% of American universities report any anti-Israel activity. Nobody benefits from a belief that Jews face a sea of hostility and hatred on campuses. But conversely, where there is a problem, it is not helpful to facilitate ignorance of the problem.

Here are some real situations faced by students:

Rutgers University: Jewish students who turned out to protest a campus event sponsored by anti-Israel groups were charged an admission fee to the free event.

Columbia University: A Jewish student complains about having been discouraged by a department chair from taking a certain class due to the perception that she would be uncomfortable because of the professor's antiIsrael tilt.

University of California, Santa Cruz: The film Occupation 101 is screened under the official sponsorship of th  university's residential halls.

Did you know that persistent patterns of anti-Semitism can trigger legal responsibility on the campus to remedy the issue?

Aryeh K. Weinberg is the Director of Research at the Institute for Jewish & Community Research, an independent, non-partisan think tank that provides policy analysis on a range of issues including racial and religious identity and anti-Semitism. Mr. Weinberg received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in International Relations and is working towards a Ph.D in Sociology of Religion at Baylor University. His latest publications include: The UnCivil University: Politics and Propaganda in Higher Education and "Alone on the Quad: Understanding Jewish Isolation on Campus."

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The Museum of Tolerance New York, The Alumni Community, Hasbara Fellowships and Jspace.com present

Unmasked Judeophobia: The Threat to Civilization

Special Film Screening

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:00pm

Post film discussion with Gloria Greenfield, director and producer

UNMASKED JUDEOPHOBIA is a meticulous examination of rising anti-Jewish ideology. Filmmaker Gloria Greenfield travels from Israel to Europe to North America, covering this phenomenon from all angles, including historical Christian and contemporary Islamic polemics against Jews, the proliferation of anti-Israeli bias in academia and cultural institutions, misinformation campaigns and state-sanctioned denials of Israel’s right to exist. Wide-ranging interviews include such eloquent and respected voices as Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz, Senator Joe Lieberman, former UN ambassador John Bolton, human rights activists Natan Sharansky and Irwin Cotler, British attorney Anthony Julius, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, Middle East senior fellow Caroline Glick, British journalist and blogger Melanie Phillips, and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon, among many others.

UNMASKED: JUDEOPHOBIA is a call to action and urgent reminder that antisemitism is a menace not only to Jews, but to the human condition itself.

$15.00 - General Admission
$10.00 - Birthright Alumni

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The Museum of Tolerance New York Presents

2013 Dorothy Gardner Adler State of Anti-Semitism Lecture

Featuring Rabbi David Wolpe

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:00pm 

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. 695 Park Avenue

(Entrance on 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue)


Rabbi Wolpe is the spiritual leader of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and was named America’s most influential rabbi by Newsweek in 2012.


$75 PATRON TICKET (includes reserved seating and listing in the program) To be listed in the program, Patron tickets must be purchased by January 21, 2013.

$35 GENERAL SEATING 

$10 STUDENT (Student I.D. required at check-in)


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THE STATE OF ANTI-SEMITISM ANNUAL LECTURE IS ENDOWED IN PERPETUITY BY SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER TRUSTEE ALLEN ADLER IN MEMORY OF HIS MOTHER DOROTHY GARDNER ADLER.

 


 

 

 



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Please join the Museum of Tolerance in honor of United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day for a special screening of

Nuremberg: Its lessons for today

The Schulberg/Waletsky Restoration

Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 6:30pm


Post film discussion with John Q. Barrett.

One of the most famous courtroom dramas of all time, Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top WWII Nazi leaders using the Nazis' own films. The trial established the "Nuremberg principles" - the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Made by Stuart Schulberg for the U.S. Department of War in 1948, the film was widely shown in Germany as part of the Allies' denazification campaign; but for political reasons the U.S. government decided not to release Nuremberg in American theaters or in any other country. The restoration preserves the original motion picture, and the painstakingly reconstructed audio track allows audiences to hear the defendants' and prosecutors' voices for the first time.

John Q. Barrett is a Professor of Law at St. John's University and the Elizabeth S. Lenna at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York.  Professor Barrett is biographer of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954), the chief U.S. prosecutor at Nuremberg.  Professor Barrett is the leading U.S. expert on the Nuremberg trial.  He also writes "The Jackson List," periodic email on Jackson, Nuremberg, the Supreme Court and related topics, which reaches many thousands of subscribers and readers around the world.

$15 PER PERSON

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The Museum of Tolerance New York presents:

Afternoon at MOTNY

Guided Tour and Moriah Film Screening

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Guided Tour - 1:00pm-3:00pm

Film Screening - 3:15pm


In Search of Peace: 1948-1967 chronicles Israel's first two decades, offering new insights on the origins of the Middle East conflict. Combining a rich tapestry of rare archival film and photos, the film offers a unique global perspective on one of the seminal events in the 3,500-year history of the Jewish people.

For more information contact Allison Nellis at 212.697.1180 ext. 109 or email us.

$15 General Admission
$12 Senior Admission
$10 Student Admission
 

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$12 Senior Admission
$10 Student Admission

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Please join the Museum of Tolerance for a special screening of

The Interrupters

Tuesday, January 22th, 2013 at 6:45pm


From the director of Hoop Dreams and the author of There Are No Children Here, a gripping portrait of modern-day heroes. In Chicago's CeaseFire organization, reformed gang members protect their community from harm through a unique, dangerous and controversial method-by insinuating themselves personally into conflicts. Using lessons from their own complicated pasts, they gain access and credibility within stricken neighborhoods, forming personal bonds to break the deadly cycle of violence.

Admission is Free.

Screening followed by Q&A

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This event is co-sponsored by YouthBridge-NY(a division of JCRC-NY) and by ITVS-Independent Television Service

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The Museum of Tolerance New York presents

Bosnia: Healing the Wounds of War

Special Film Screening

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 6:30pm

 

The war in Bosnia-Herzegovina may have ended sixteen years ago, but for so many of the nation’s women, the legacy of wartime rape lives on. Now, after years on the run, Bosnia’s two remaining indicted war crimes fugitives have finally been captured. But the question remains-can the wounds of war ever really be healed? The Film. BOSNIA: HEALING THE WOUNDS OF WAR, documents one woman’s emotional journey to confront her past, and change her future

Panel Discussion:

  • Award winning director, Andi Gitow
  • Stephen Mathias, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs.
  • H.E. Ms. Mirsada Colakovic, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UN
  • Ms. Makiko Oku of Rutger's Center for The Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights


Introductory remarks will be given by Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, UN Undersecretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

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The Museum of Tolerance New York and Centro Primo Levi present

From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933-1965

An Evening with Author John Connelly

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:00pm


From Enemy to Brother illuminates the baffling silence of the Catholic Church during the Holocaust, showing how the ancient teaching of deicide—according to which the Jews were condemned to suffer until they turned to Christ—constituted the Church’s only language to talk about the Jews. As he explores the process of theological change, John Connelly moves from the speechless Vatican to those Catholics who endeavored to find a new language to speak to the Jews on the eve of, and in the shadow of, the Holocaust.

John Connelly is an American historian and an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His interests include modern East and Central European history, comparative education, and the history of nationalism. His 2000 book Captive University was the winner of the 2001 George Louis Beer Prize, American Historical Association.

Presentation followed by Q&A with the author.

General Admission: $10

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Photo by Riccardo Barros 2009

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The Museum of Tolerance New York presents

Etty

A one woman play that challenges us to rethink questions of resistance, responsibility, and humanity

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00pm

Etty is a touring one-woman theatrical play based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, adapted and performed by Susan Stein. Directed by Austin
Pendleton.

Using only Etty Hillesum's words, Susan Stein's adaptation brings us to 1943 when Etty, a young Jewish woman, is about to be deported out of Holland. As she prepares for the three day journey eastward, she digs deeper into her soul to understand this piece of history and root out any hatred or bitterness, believing that humanity is the best and only solution for survival.

Followed by a Q&A with director Austin Pendleton

General Admission: $10

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The Museum of Tolerance New York, The YM&YMHA of Washington Heights and Inwood and The New York Region of the Anti-Defamation League present

Sosua

Dare to Dance Together

Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:30pm

 

Performance followed by a discussion with producer Victoria Neznansky and cast members.

Produced by the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, the SOSUA project brought together acclaimed composer Liz Swados and Jewish and Dominican teenagers from Washington Heights, Man-hattan, to develop a musical based on the true story of hundreds of Jewish refugees who, in 1938, set-tled in Sosua, Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic was the only country at the 1938 Evian Conference to grant asylum to Jews escaping Germany before the Holocaust. This performance is the culmination of an intergroup relations initiative seeded by the UJA Federation.

General Admission: $18 in advance and $25 at the door.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center and Centro Primo Levi present 

Covering Fascist Italy

American Correspondents and Regime Censorship

Monday, October 22, 2012 at 6:30pm

 

David Kertzer will discuss Mauro Canali’s research on the files of the fascist police and censorship commission that oversaw the activity of US correspondents in Italy from the 1920s until the end of World War II. This lesser known aspect of Fascist propaganda, Mussolini’s investment in creating an image for America and the consequences it had on American politics has never been the subject of a systematic study with the exception of John Diggins’s Mussolini and Fascism. The View from America, to which this documentary investigation provides an eloquent background.

Mauro Canali is professor of Contemporary History at the University of Camerino and specializes in the history of the Fascist control and police system.

David Kertzer is the Paul Dupee University Professor of Social Science at Brown University, where he is also professor of anthropology and Italian studies.

Seating is limited. Registration is required.

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The Museum of Tolerance and Cartoon Network present

Speak Up!

Film Screening and Discussion

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 1:00pm

Screening of the Cartoon Network documentary on bullying awareness, SPEAK UP! Following the screening and a facilitated discussion, participants will have the opportunity to create their own comic strips that focus on bullying prevention.

Participants are encouraged to post their comic strips on the Cartoon Network’s website after the workshop.

This program is open to ages 12 and up.

General Admission: $5

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The Museum of Tolerance presents

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Film screening with author Joe Troiano

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 10:00am

 

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month the MOTNY is proud to present a screening of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Film screening follows a reading of the book The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by author Joe Troiano.

Program suitable for ages 4 to 9.

Admission: $5.00

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The Museum of Tolerance and the International Study of the Organized Persecution of Children present

Testimonies / Temoignages

Documenting the stories of refugee children rescued to Switzerland during World War II

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 1:00pm

Short film and presentation. Followed by Q & A with Samantha Lakin and Laura Bernier.

Photos by Laura Bernier will be exhibited in the lower lobby. Project of Child Development Research introductory remarks by Helene Bass-Wichelhaus, PhD

Samantha Lakin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University. In 2009 she received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study World War II and the Vichy regime in France. She was a Fulbright scholar for the 2011-2012 year at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, studying the rescue of Jewish children into Switzerland during World War II. 

Laura Bernier received her BFA in Photography and Art History from the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, and furthered her photography studies in Zurich. Her Fulbright project in Switzerland was a photographic documentary on the last remaining Finishing School for Girls in Europe.

General Admission: $15
Student Admission: $10

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The Museum of Tolerance presents

From Ambivalence to Betrayal

The Left, The Jews, and Israel

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 6:30pm

 

An evening with Robert S. Wistrich, Neuburger Professor of European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the head of the University's Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism.

World-renowned expert on the history of anti-Semitism Robert S. Wistrich, will discuss his most recent publication From Ambivalence to Betrayal, the first study to explore the transformation in attitudes on the Left toward the Jews, Zionism, and Israel since the origins of European socialism in the 1840s until the present. This path-breaking synthesis reveals a striking continuity in negative stereotypes of Jews, contempt for Judaism, and negation of Jewish national self-determination from the days of Karl Marx to the current left-wing intellectual assault on Israel. Professor Wistrich provides not only a powerful analysis of how and why aspects of the Left have emerged as a spearhead of anti-Israel sentiment, but also new insights into the wider involvement of Jews in radical movements.

The discussion will be moderated by Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Affairs, and Simon Wiesenthal Center.

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The Museum of Tolerance and the Jewish Enrichment Center and The Alumni Community present

The Lion of Judah: The True Story of a Brave Soul

Special Film Screening

Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 6:30pm Reception

7:30pm Film Screening


This award-winning documentary follows 81 year old Holocaust Survivor Leo Zisman who leads a group of young men and women, Jews and non-Jews, back through humanity's darkest period in the hopes that his horrific experience can somehow change the next generation for the better. By the journey's end, we gain the courage to change the world, inspired by the strength and message of the Leo, Lion of Judah. 

The screening will be followed by a post film conversation with:

Adrianna Celis, Tour Participant
Matt Mindell, Director
Leo Zisman

Cost: $10

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The Museum of Tolerance and Young Leadership Division of the Blue Card Fund present

We Are Still Here

An evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special film screening.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 6:30pm


6:30pm Cocktail Hour

8:00pm Introduction and Film Screening

My name is Evan Kleinman and I am a grandchild of Holocaust survivors. I always felt a trip to Poland, the birthplace of my grandparents, might be the key to gaining a better understanding for what they endured. In this first-person documentary, my parents, sister and I make the journey together and walk the earth where our family was meant to be destroyed. While confronting the horrors of our past, we ultimately discover the great miracle of our existence today and leave a marker behind that tells the world: WE ARE STILL HERE. Written by IMDB.com

Evan Kleinman will host a Q&A following the film

Cost: $18

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Simon Wiesenthal Center, Fifth Avenue Synagogue Young Leadership, Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, Lincoln Square Synagogue and the New York Board of Rabbis host the 2nd annual

Tisha B'Av Program

Continuous programming 10:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Screenings of Moriah Films

10:00AM & 4:30PM Genocide – Narrated by Elizabeth Taylor and
Orson Wells (Academy Award 1981)

11:00AM Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny – Narrated by Ben Kingsley 

12:00PM Liberation – Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley  

1:00PM Against the Tide – Narrated by Dustin Hoffman

1:00PM Echoes that Remain – Narrated by Martin Landau

2:00PM It is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl – Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley and Christoph Waltz

3:00PM The Long Way Home – Narrated by Morgan Freeman (Academy Award 1997)

3:00PM Unlikely Heroes – Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley

5:00PM Ever Again – Narrated by Kevin Costner

5:00PM I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal – Narrated by Nicole Kidman

 

Family Program

10:30 AM - Paper Clips (Rated G) – A family-friendly documentary about the Children of the Whitwell, TN Middle School who attempt to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.

10:00AM & 5:00PM - Tours of the Museum of Tolerance New York 

Rabbis' Discussions

11:30 AM - Rabbi Yaacov Kermaier, Fifth Avenue Synagogue.

2:30 PM - Rabbi Shaul Robinson, Lincoln Square Synagogue.

4:30 PM - Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President, NY Board of Rabbis.

There is NO CHARGE for these events, but ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for individual films or complete series. Please RSVP to Melissa Hooper via email or call (212) 697-1180 ext. 102

 

 

 

 

 


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The Museum of Tolerance and 3GNY present

Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good

Special Film Screening

Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 7:00pm


7:00pm Light Reception and Tour

8:00pm Film Screening

who saved the lives of 669 children during the Holocaust. Between March 13 and August 2, 1939, Nicholas Winton organized 8 transports to take children from Prague to new homes in Great Britain, and kept it a secret until in 1988 when his wife discovered a scrapbook documenting his heroic mission. Winton "had an intuition" about the fate of the Jews when he visited Prague in 1939 and he quietly but decisively got down to the business of saving lives. We learn how only two countries, Sweden and Britain, answered his call to harbor the young refugees; how documents had to be forged; and how once foster parents signed for the children on delivery, it was the last he saw of them.

Hanna Slone, one of the 669 children will host a Q&A following the film.

Cost: $36

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MOTNY Tuesday Nights

Film Screening and Museum Visit

The MOTNY will remain open until 7:00 pm on Tuesday nights in June.  The following films from Moriah Films will be screened at 4:00PM.

Dates:

7/10/12 - The Long Way Home
Narrated by Morgan Freeman

7/17/12 - Liberation - Narrated by Ben Kingsley, Patrick Stewart and Whoopi Goldberg

7/24/12 - Echoes That Remain - Narrated by Martin Landau and Miriam Margolyes

7/31/12 - Ever Again - Narrated by Kevin Costner

$5 Museum admission on Tuesday evenings includes film screening.

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Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work in collaboration with the Museum of Tolerance presents

Bullycam: The Video Diary of Kelly Wilson

A special advance film screening of the extraordinary new motion picture about the epidemic of bullying

Monday, July 9, 2012 at 6:00pm

Join the Wurzweiler School of Social Work for a remarkable opportunity to see this film before its release. An introductory talk with bullying expert Dr. Rona Novick will precede, and a discussion with the cast and crew will follow.

Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University
2495 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10033

Admission is FREE with pre-registration at www.yu.edu/wurzweiler/events

For more information call 212-960-0820 or email wurzweiler@yu.edu

 


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In recognition of LGBTQ month, the Museum of Tolerance New York will be screening 

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Film Screening

Tuesday, June 21, 2012 

2:30 Film Screening

4:00 Tour

6:30 Speakers

7:30 Film Screening 

Speakers are Joyce Choi Li, Local Orgranizer with the Anti Violence Project, and Jessie Estrella, Speakers Bureau at the Anti Violence Project.

On the heels of the historic repeal of the United States military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, actor Marc Wolf, Director John C. Walsh, and Creative Consultant Mary Harron bring Wolf’s acclaimed one-man Off-Broadway show to the screen.

The text from Wolf’s Obie Award-winning play Another American: Asking and Telling was created verbatim from tape-recorded interviews conducted between 1997 and 1999. Like the play, this adaptation, aptly titled Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, uses Wolf's interviews with hundreds of soldiers and veterans, male and female, gay and straight and distills them into a compelling, and deeply humanist, exploration of this highly politicized issue. Wolf adds “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has always been, and will always be, about Silence. With the fall of the policy, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell becomes the story of the struggle to break the Silence.”

There is no charge for this event.

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The Museum of Tolerance New York and The Anne Frank Center USA present 

Hello World

Readings from the Anne Frank Prison Diary

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7:00pm

Join us for evening of readings in which educators, actors, writers, students and ex-prisoners will read from a dozen daily diary entries written by prisoners. The Prison Diary Writing Project started in 2008 offers prisoners the opportunity to read The Diary of Anne Frank and to write their own personal diaries with the goal of educating people in order to promote the values of equality, generosity, and respect for others expressed by Anne in her diary. Following the reading, Maureen McNeil, Director of Education, Anne Frank Center USA, will lead a Q&A.

$15 General Admission. Space Limited.

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The Museum of Tolerance New York presents

The Case of John Demjanjuk

Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals in the 21st Century

An Evening with Martin Mendelsohn

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:30pm

Guest Speaker Martin Mendelsohn is outside counsel to the Simon Wiesenthal Center and continues to represent the Wiesenthal family.  He created the Special Litigation Unit (now known as the Office of Special Investigations) of the US Department of Justice and has personally prosecuted Nazi War criminals in the United States, Argentina and Germany. Mr. Mendelsohn will be speaking about his 2009 appointment by the District Court in Munich to represent Sobibor survivors in the trial of John Demjanjuk.

$18 In advance.  

$25 at the door.

Free for MOTNY and International Leadership Council Members.

Space Limited.

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The United Nations Department of Public Information and the Museum of Tolerance New York will host a special film screening of 

Cambodia: A Quest for Justice

Film Screening

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 6:30pm

An Emmy-nominated United Nations documentary.  In Cambodia, a reign of terror obliterated one quarter of the population over three decades ago and the documentary tells the unforgettable story of the first case ever heard in July 2010 at the UN-backed international tribunal in regards to this atrocity.

Screening followed by panel discussion featuring:

Andi Gitow
and Susan Farkas, co-producers of the film
Patricia O’Brien, United Nations Under Security-General for Legal Affairs
Professor Alex Hinton, Executive Director for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights at Rutgers University
Socheata Poeuv, Founder and CEO of Khumer Legacies, archive of survivor legacies

Mark Weitzman, Director of Governmental Relations, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Moderator

There is no cost to attend. RSVP Required.

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The Museum of Tolerance New York will host a special film screening of the award-winning documentary 

Shanghai Ghetto

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 6:30pm

An account of the 20,000 mostly German Jews who escaped the Nazi's before World War II and went to Shanghai. These Jewish refugees bravely journeyed to form a settlement in a new city constructed under enormous hardship.

The screening is followed by a Q&A with Evelyn Pike Rubin, who was a child in the Shanghai Ghetto and is featured in the documentary. Mrs. Rubin will also be selling her book, Ghetto Shanghai for $24.

$10 for members and $12 for non-members. Space Limited.

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The Museum of Tolerance and American Associates, Ben -Gurion University of the Negev present

The Impact of the Holocaust on Israeli Identity

An Evening with Professor Hanna Yablonka

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 6:30pm

Professor Hanna Yablonka will present her research on The Impact of the Holocaust on Israeli Identity. In addition to being head of Ben Gurion University’s Center for Holocaust Studies, Prof. Yablonka is a member of the Yad Vashem Counsel, a historian of the Ghetto Fighters Museum, and author of several books including The State of Israel vs. Adolf Eichmann (2004).

6:30pm Reception followed by 7:00pm Museum Tour

7:45pm Lecture

$18 in Advance
$25 at the Door

Space Limited.

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The Museum of Tolerance New York is proud to be a sponsor of the

Yom Ha'Atzmaut Event

at Blues Club & Grill

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Save the date for a New York City community-wide Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) celebration on Wednesday April 25, 2012. Join the Museum of Tolerance New York,  Dor Chadash USA and other partners at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill as we honor Israel's fallen and celebrate 64 years of independence at the largest  Yom Ha'Atzmaut and Yom Ha'Zikaron (Remembrance Day) gathering outside of Israel!

6:30pm Doors Open

General Admission
$30 until April 6 (before Passover)
$36 starting April 7
$50 at the door.


VIP Admission $80 in advance, $100 at the door. (VIP admission includes preferred seating, hors d'oeuvers, and open wine bar for one hour before ceremony)

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The Museum of Tolerance will be hosting guest author Lelia Levinson to discuss her book 

Gated Grief

The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma

Monday, April 16, 2012 at 6:30pm

Levinson’s book focuses on her father, a WWII U.S. Army Doctor that treated Holocaust survivors and interviewed liberators of the Nazi Concentration camps. Gated Grief reveals that unspoken memories can continue to imprison and haunt WWII veterans and how the emotional scars also affected their loved ones. Levinson will also be selling and signing her book at the event for $14.

$12 admission. Space is limited.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center/Moriah Films presents:

It Is No Dream

New York Premiere


Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7:00pm


AMC Lincoln Square


RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

Narrated by Academy Award® Winners Sir Ben Kingsley and Christoph Waltz.

Premiere Chairmen

Philip & Malki Rosen

Norman & Kim Kurlan

Marla Schaefer &Steven Weishoff

Jona Rechnitz

Howard Friedman

"By virtue of our natural and historic right...hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish State...to be known as The State of Israel."

~David Ben Gurion, First Prime Minister of Israel

 


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The Museum of Tolerance and Beta Israel North America (BINA) will screen the film 

400 Miles to Freedom

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7:00pm


The film focuses on the struggles of the Ethiopian Jews who fled Africa in 1984.  Avishai Mekonen, the director and subject of the film, was brutally kidnapped in Sudan as a child during the escape and he uses the film as a platform to explore issues of immigration and racial diversity in Judaism.

A discussion with the director will follow the film.

$12 per person

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The Museum of Tolerance New York Presents

2012 Dorothy Gardner Adler State of Anti-Semitism Lecture

The State of Antisemitism

Zionophobia: Legitimizing hate; debasing the ideals of the Arab Spring

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:00pm 

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. 695 Park Avenue

(Entrance on 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue)


Featuring:
Dr. Judea Pearl
UCLA Professor & President of the Daniel Pearl Foundation
Dr. Judea Pearl is a renowned scientist and father of the late Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, who was slain by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. As president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, he continues his son’s life-work to promote inter-cultural communication worldwide through journalism fellowships aimed at promoting honest reporting and East-West understanding and public dialogues between Jews and Muslims.

Steve Kroft
Correspondent and Co-editor CBS 60 Minutes

Steve Kroft’s incisive investigative reporting on 60 Minutes for
over thirteen years has garnered him much acclaim, including
three Peabody Awards and nine Emmy Awards.

$125 PATRON TICKET (VIP pre-lecture reception, listing in the program, priority seating)

$75 SPONSOR TICKET (reserved seating)

$30 GENERAL SEATING 

$10 STUDENT

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THE STATE OF ANTI-SEMITISM ANNUAL LECTURE IS ENDOWED IN PERPETUITY BY SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER TRUSTEE ALLEN ADLER IN MEMORY OF HIS MOTHER DOROTHY GARDNER ADLER.

 

 

 

 


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The Museum of Tolerance in honor of Black History Month presents a special film screening of 

Stills of the Movement

The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip Schulke

Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 7:00pm


Stills of the Movement, a documentary film about the prolific 20th century photojournalist Flip Shulke and his work during the 1960’s, explores the importance that the media played in the Civil Rights Movement. Former and current professional journalists as well as academics and civil rights leaders explain the impact the medium had on events of the era. 

The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A featuring:

Dr. Shawn Kildea, Producer
Patty Wittenburg, Director
Dr. Larry Spruill, Professor, Morehouse College.

Moderated by Dr. David Greenberg, Professor of Media History at Rutgers University

RSVP required. Space is limited.

$8 for Members. $10 for Non-Members.

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Museum of Tolerance New York Public Sunday

Guided 2 hour tours: 11am and 1pm

Sunday, January 29, 2012


MOTNY open from 11:00am - 4:00pm

Regular public Museum hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm
(early 3:30 close on Fridays, November - March)

Other Sundays, the Museum is available by appointment only for groups of 20+

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Guided 2 hour tours: 11am and 1pm

Friday, January 27, 2012


MOTNY open from 10:00am - 3:30pm

Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day by visiting the Museum of Tolerance New York’s Hall of Memory exhibit — a multimedia theater that presents thought-provoking films which focus on the chronology of the Holocaust and Liberation.
 
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$10 - General Admission

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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to a special panel discussion:

Social Justice and Judaism

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

6:00pm - 7:00pm Tour
7:00pm - Panel Discussion


What does “Social Justice” mean in Jewish philosophy and practice? How has the American Jewish Community been involved in Social Justice around the world, historically and presently? How can you become involved?

Join us for a tour of the interactive exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance NY, followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Rabbi Hayyim Angel, Congregation Shearith Israel
  • Ari Weiss, Uri l’Tzedek
  • Jon Kelsen, Drisha Institute
  • Lisa Exler, AJWS
  • Moderated by Mark Weitzman, Simon Wiesenthal Center


$10 Admission

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The Museum of Tolerance presents in honor of

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday

An Evening with Dr. Alfred Moldovan

Monday, January 16, 2012 at 6:00pm


Join us for a special speaking engagement and presentation with Dr. Alfred Moldovan.  Dr. Moldovan was present at both Selma Marches, as the lead physician for marchers and served as Dr. King’s personal physician during the second March. 

As a founding member of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, he campaigned for equal rights for African Americans in the south during the 1960’s.  In addition to being an eyewitness to history, he is also one of the worlds greatest Judaica experts and collectors.

$8 for Members and $10 for Non-Members. Space Limited.

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Join the Museum of Tolerance and Chicken & Egg Pictures for a screeing of

Barber of Birmingham

Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, January 11, 2011 at 7:00pm


The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Solider of the Civil Rights Movement focuses on Mr. James Armstrong. Armstrong’s Barbershop was a cultural and political hub in Birmingham, Alabama where hair was cut, civil rights marches organized and battle scars from police truncheons iced. This film links the struggles of past Civil Rights activists such as the Bloody Sunday March for voting rights with the unimagined election of the first African American president.

$8 for Members and $10 for Non-Members. Space Limited.

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