Thu, Jun 14
Join us for a discussion moderated by Stephanie Butnick with authors Rachel Kadish and Lisa Moses Leff to unravel the meaning behind ancient texts, piece together mysteries, and reveal the power of distance in the pursuit of truth.
Thu, May 10
Dorothea Lasky, Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University, presents a reading in conjunction with an exhibition of new paintings by artist Eliza Douglas, followed by a conversation with Kelly Taxter, Associate Curator.
Thu, Oct 19
Author and regular columnist for The Jewish Week Francine Klagsbrun speaks about her new book, a definitive biography of Golda Meir, the iron-willed leader and political operative who became the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of the most notable women of our time.
Wed, May 3
Join Rabbi David Wolpe for a discussion with the emerging authors nominated for the 2017 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature in Fiction: Paul Goldberg, Idra Novey, Adam Sachs, Rebecca Schiff, and Daniel Torday.
Mon, Apr 24
The author and poet presents In the Unlikeliest of Places, a story of her father’s remarkable survival during WWII. The talk, taking place in remembrance of Yom HaShoah, will be introduced by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.
Thu, Apr 6
A conversation with co-founder of Birthright Israel Charles Bronfman and National Jewish Book Award winning author Ruth Andrew Ellenson, on the late philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman’s last book, Why Be Jewish? a meditation on living a meaningful secular Jewish life.
Tue, Mar 28
Hear from award-winning journalist Lynn Povich in conversation with Ernestine Rose biographer and women's historian Bonnie S. Anderson and Rebecca Traister.
Tue, Feb 28
The Jewish return to political power is a modern miracle. But with great power comes great responsibility. Has Israel lived up to its promise? And what comes next for the Jewish state, as it navigates a deeply unstable region and a new American president? Join two celebrated authors writing from Israel, for a provocative conversation.
Wed, May 4
A century ago, the notion of a Jewish warrior would have seemed a contradiction in terms. No longer. Hear from three exceptional writers, who have witnessed—and translated for us—the absurdity, chaos and tragedy of modern warfare in the most volatile region in the world.
Tue, Mar 29
Free-range shawarma. Artisinal gefilte fish. Elevated matzah balls. Meet cutting-edge writers and chefs who are revolutionizing American Jewish cuisine.
Tue, Feb 23
Three authors share their unorthodox perspectives on what it means to keep the faith with respect to their writing, personal lives, and the Jewish people at large.
Mon, Feb 1
Deborah Davis discusses her new book The Trip: Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure, with writer and critic Blake Gopnik, regular contributor to The New York Times and author of the upcoming biography Andy Warhol: A Life as Art.
Thu, Jan 28
Historian and author David Shneer speaks about his book, Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust. Shneer serves as Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Thu, Dec 17
Jami Attenberg, best-selling author of Saint Mazie and The Middlesteins discusses the craft of writing fiction and other topics with novelist and essayist Anne Roiphe. The winners of the annual Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest also read from their winning stories.
Mon, Nov 23
Join Barbara Bloom, artist and author, at the Jewish Museum to launch her new book As it were … So to speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom.
Tue, Oct 20
Author and poet Kenneth Goldsmith discusses his new book Capital: New York, Capital of the 20th Century – a reinterpretation of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project – in a conversation with Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs.
Mon, Oct 19
Author, activist, and founding editor of Ms. Magazine, Letty Cottin Pogrebin discusses her latest novel, Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate.
Mon, May 18
Brian Morton speaks about his recent novel Florence Gordon, a wise and entertaining story about a woman who has lived life on her own terms for seventy-five defiant and determined years, only to find herself suddenly thrust to the center of her family's various catastrophes.
Thu, May 7
A panel of writers and journalists comes together to discuss H. G. Adler's unique
Thu, Apr 16
Writer, publisher, and journalist Peter Grose, author of the books A Very Rude Awakening and An Awkward Truth, discusses his recent book A Good Place To Hide, based on the true story of a French village which sheltered thousands of Jews during WWII.
Mon, Mar 16
Celebrated writer Lucette Lagnado returns to the Museum to share her recent research on the Jews of Tunisia.