• Gallery Talk: Ruby Namdar, 'The foxes walk upon it': The Destruction and Absence of the Temple in Modern Jerusalem and Jewish Life

    Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Rosenberg & Winnick Galleries

    Few collective traumas amount to that of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple – a breaking point in Jewish history when the intimate connection between a land, a religion, and a people was dramatically disrupted. In this gallery talk/walk through YUM’s exh…

  • Lecture: Dr. Eric Goldman, Lens on Israel: A Society through its Cinema

    Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Leo and Julia Forchheimer Auditorium

    Co-presented with the Eli Kleinman Fund for Jewish Education Movies provide an ideal “lens” through which to understand Israel’s birth, growth and development as a country. Join film historian Eric Goldman, adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University, as he e…

  • Gallery Talk: Jeffrey Saks, “But always I regarded myself as one who was born in Jerusalem”

    Monday, May 8, 2017, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Rosenberg & Winnick Galleries

    The Holy City has always held a special place in the Jewish literary imagination, and was especially significant as a locale and ideal (often unachieved) in the writing of Hebrew literature’s greatest author, S.Y. Agnon. In this 50th anniversary year of his Nobel Priz…

  • Conversation: Jenna Weissman Joselit and Samuel G. Freedman – In Dialogue on the Decalogue

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Kovno Room

    Join New York Times columnist Samuel G. Freedman and historian Jenna Weissman Joselit, author of the brand new book, Set in Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments (Oxford University Press), as they explore the impact of the ancient biblical code on American …

  • Holiday Workshop: Paper Art Workshop for Shavuot

    Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    Discovery Room

    Drawing on the tradition of making paper decorations for Shavuot, this workshop will explore unconventional ways to think about paper in both 2D and 3D. Our guest paper artist, Marna Chester, will inspire us to curl, fold, pinch, crumple, roll, poke, tear and cut pape…

  • Gallery Talk: Barbara Mann, 1967, and Yehuda Amichai’s Vision of Jerusalem

    Monday, May 22, 2017, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Rosenberg & Winnick Galleries

    Yehuda Amichai’s poem cycle “Jerusalem 1967,” composed in the aftermath of the Six-Day War, provides a frame to consider the city as a site of ethnic, social and religious difference. Amichai's poetic speaker imagines a city whose divisions are still felt by its resid…

  • Gallery Talk: Dara Horn, Jerusalem, Imagination and Historical Consciousness

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Rosenberg & Winnick Galleries

    What is Jerusalem's role in maintaining Jewish historical consciousness? What does the city mean for modern Jewish writers? In this gallery talk/walk through YUM’s exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image, novelist Dara Horn explores…