05 | Dec
06:30PM
05 | Dec
06:30PM

film

Reckonings

Reception begins at 6:00 PM, screening at 6:30 PM.

They met in secret to negotiate the unthinkable – compensation for the survivors of the largest mass genocide in history. Survivors were in urgent need of help, but how could reparations be determined for the unprecedented destruction and suffering of a people? Reckonings explores this untold true story set in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman, Reckonings recounts the tense negotiations between Jewish and German leaders. Under the constant threat of violence, they forged ahead, knowing it would never be enough but hoping it could at least be an acknowledgement and a step towards healing.

Watch the trailer here.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 LBI/CJH members, seniors, students at lbi.org/events/reckonings/

Tickets: Available online

film

11 | Dec
02:00PM
11 | Dec
02:00PM

lecture

Genealogical Resources at the American Jewish Historical Society – Live Event

As stewards since 1892 of the American Jewish experience, legacy, and impact, the American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest ethnic, cultural archive in the United States, holds a remarkable range of resources of interest to genealogists. Tamar Zeffren will present examples of and links for relevant materials, such as records of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and the National Jewish Welfare Board, Landsmanshaftnrecords, family papers, and other holdings. Participants will learn about the organization and accessibility (in-person and online) of AJHS’ diverse collections and how to navigate and see samples of historical material on AJHS' newly relaunched website

About the Speaker
Tamar Zeffren is the Director of Archival Partnerships at AJHS, where she serves as the dedicated contact for foundations, organizations, and individuals who are exploring donating their records to AJHS; provides education, consultation, and outreach services; and maintains oversight of all proposals, policies, and workflows to facilitate the transfer of collections to AJHS for long-term stewardship and access. She holds a BA from Barnard College, an MA from New York University, and a Digital Archives Specialist certification.

Ticket Info: $5 general admission, free for CJH members; registration required at nxt.blackbaud.com. Free for JGSNY members; RSVP to program@JGSNY.org.

Tickets: Available online

lecture

15 | Dec
05:00PM
15 | Dec
05:00PM

lecture

Family History Today: Jewish Landsmanshaftn - Hometown Societies in the New World – Live on Zoom

Landsmanshaftn, mutual aid associations made up of immigrants from the same Eastern European town, were an important form of organization among turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants to the United States. At one time, New York City alone was home to 3,000 landsmanshaftn that provided their half million members with health and death benefits, loans, and help in securing jobs and housing. They also served as arenas for social interaction and evolved their own colorful internal culture. Daniel Soyer, author and Fordham University professor specializing in American Jewish history, will discuss the development of these important organizations, and the crucial role they played in Eastern European Jewish communities in America.

Ticket Info: Pay what you wish; register at programs.cjh.org/tickets/family-history-today-2022-12-15 for a Zoom link

Tickets: Available online

lecture