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Events

“Native Genius”: A Night of Entertainment Celebrating the History of Jewish Contributions to American Theatre, 1800-1860

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of lively and interactive 19th-century theater featuring the drama, comedy, music and poetry of Jewish playwrights and artists from the pre-Civil War period. In conjunction with the exhibition By Dawn’s Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War, on view through August 16, 2014.

Presented by CJH and AJHS

Tickets: General Admission: $20, AJHS/CJH Member: $15, Senior: $15, Student: $15

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Watchers of the Sky

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:00pm

Film and Discussion

Join us for a special preview screening of Watchers of the Sky, the Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary that uncovers the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin. Lemkin coined the term “genocide” and campaigned for international laws that would prevent and punish this crime against humanity. The post-screening discussion will include Philippe Sands, distinguished international criminal lawyer and Professor of International Law at University College London, filmmaker Edet Belzberg, and Donna-Lee Frieze, editor of Lemkin’s recently published autobiography Totally Unofficial.

Tickets: General Admission: $10; $7 CJH members, seniors, students

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Prayers for Fellow Prisoners

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:00pm

Norway’s acclaimed Ullern Kammerkor presents music dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust—“Bøner for medfangar” (“Prayers for Fellow Prisoners”) by Kristian Hernes with a text by Dietrich Bonhoeffer—and music by Gideon Klein and Viktor Ullmann, composers active during imprisonment in Theresienstadt.

Presented by AJHS and ASJM

Tickets: General Admission: $18, ASJM/AJHS/CJH Member: $12, Senior: $9, Student: $9

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