Museum of Jewish Heritage: a panel of Holocaust survivors, psychologists and others discuss how memories are processed and shared. The panel is FREE, at 2:30 PM Sunday, but there’s a suggested donation that is the same as museum admission, which is $14 for adults, $10 for 65+, $7 for students and free for members and children 12 and under. The Museum of Jewish Heritage is at 26 Battery Place in in Lower Manhattan. Be sure to visit the Garden of Stones, a Zen-like spot within the museum that is one of the most peaceful and contemplative places in NYC, and included in my NYC guidebook, Peaceful Places New York City.
Brooklyn Israel Film Festival: films being shown this weekend are about the Jewish identity, one set Australia, another about a Polish violinist who helped rescue fellow musicians and create an orchestra of refugees in Israel that became the Israel Philharmonic. At the Kane Street Synagogue in Cobble Hill. Tickets are $12. Event website.
Wintergreen Festival: The Museum at Eldridge Street is celebrating Tu B’Shvat, which marks the beginning of the arrival of spring on the Jewish calendar. The theme Sunday’s festival is renewal and growth, with family workshops on geneology, making challah and making instruments out of recycled items. The festival is 1 PM to 4 PM Sunday and includes a tour of the newly restored Eldridge Street Synagogue is celebrating the arrival of spring, Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and 65+, and $6 for ages 5 to 8. Museum website.
NYC Center for Jewish History: To mark the publication of a book on Holocaust Literature, the NYC Center for Jewish History is holding a FREE panel discussion on the subject, on Wednesday, January 30th. Click here for full information on a previous NYCOTC posting.