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Questions in Motion:
An Evening of New Choreography and Music
Inspired by the Passover Story
Join us for an evening of new works by leading NYU choreographers and composers who have collaborated on pieces inspired by the Passover story. The performance will be followed by an audience talk-back with the artists, Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, and Professor Andy Teirstein. Featuring work by: Tara Lynch - choreographer Cristobal Martinez - composer Michael von der Nahmer - composer Raphael Saphra - composer Hannah Seiden - choreographer Hala Shah - choreographer (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > performing arts > theater and dance
Thu, Apr 24
winter
7:30pm once
Reading of the Names: A Yom Hashoah Commemoration
For the 16th consecutive year, the Upper West Side community will gather to read the names of of Jews murdered during the Shoah. The reading will begin on Sunday, April 27 at 10 pm and continue throughout the night with representatives of Upper West Side congregations and other members of the community. It will resume at 9 am on Monday, April 28 at the JCC ending with the recitation of the Mourners' kaddish. Come read or witness by your presence. No registration. (more)LEARN MORE
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Sun, Apr 27 - Apr 28
winter
10pm18 - 0custom
Hanns & Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz
Join us to hear author Thomas Harding in conversation with Burkhard Bilger of the New Yorker discuss his new book Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz. (more)LEARN MORE
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Tue, Apr 29
winter
7pm18 - 0once
To Be or Not To Be: A Tale of Five Sisters with Dr. Avivah Zornberg
Renowned scholar, teacher, and author, Dr. Avivah Zornberg in the first speaking engagement of her North American tour returns to the JCC. The five daughters of Zelophechad figure in a unique brief narrative which throws them into some tension with Moses. We will study this intriguing narrative, with the help of midrashic and Chasidic sources. In what sense can this be considered a feminist narrative? (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Wed, Apr 30
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Lag Ba’Omer: Rayvaya on the Roof
Come to Romemu's Lag B'Omer Rayvaya on the roof of the JCC. Join Rabbi David Ingber, Basya Schechter, and Soulfarm for mystical teachings, barefoot boogie under the stars, and food to transport your soul. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > holidays
Sat, May 17
winter
8pm18 - 0once
A Living Covenant: David Hartman and the Spirit of Innovation
Join the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the JCC in Manhattan for an evening of ideas celebrating the spirit of innovation that is the hallmark of Rabbi David Hartman's z"l legacy. Featuring Rabbi Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and a panel of leading thinkers in the field of Jewish innovation including Rabbi Joy Levitt, Executive Director of the JCC in Manhattan, Rabbi Asher Lopatin, President of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, and Dr. Elana Stein Hain, Director of Leadership Education of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. The Shalom Hartman Institute was founded by Rabbi Professor David Hartman, z”l, as a center of innovative ideas, bringing the values of Torah to bear on contemporary Jewish society in Israel, North America, and beyond. This event draws its title from one of Hartman’s greatest books, which asserted that the partnership between God and humanity demands innovation in order to remain active in an ever-changing world. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Mon, May 19
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Come Stay the Night! A Communal Celebration of Shavuot
Join us for Tikkun Leil Shavuot at the JCC, the Upper West Side’s most spectacular holiday celebration, an updated version of the ancient festival of Shavuot, when the ancient Israelites stayed awake all night at Sinai anticipating the revelation. Join hundreds of others for study, film, music, dance, yoga, meditation, cheesecake, and more, throughout the building, throughout the night, and into the early morning. Come for one hour or seven! A Shabbat elevator will be available and there are programs for all levels of observance. Visit jccmanhattan.org/tikkun for regular updates. No registration required. Generously supported in memory of Paul Feig. Additional funding provided by UJA-Federation of New York. (more)LEARN MORE
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Tue, Jun 3 - Jun 4
spring
10pm18 - 0custom
5:30am
10:30pm
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