July 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Jewish Women of the World, Unite!”

In 1908, a Yiddish newspaper summoned the Jewish immigrant women of New York’s Lower East Side to unite—not to start a revolution but rather to observe the Sabbath. The Shabes Zhurnal, an effort led by Jewish rabbis and communal leaders, was chagrined at the blows immigration and adaptation had imposed on Jewish families and homed in on Jewish women as potential saviors. This illustrated talk, which draws on cookbooks, memoirs, and advice columns, looks at the revolution of immigration and Americanization and how immigrant women creatively grappled with adaptation. Register for the event on Zoom here or watch live on the Yiddish Book Center’s Facebook page here.

Co-sponsored by American Jewish Historical Society.

This live event will be presented via Zoom and will stream live on the Yiddish Book Center’s Facebook page. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—which will allow you to submit questions—registration is required.


Be sure to check out these additional programs from our friends at other organizations around the country:

Maccabi USA Presents Talking Hoops with Basketball Legend, Larry Brown

Thursday, July 23, 8pm 

Larry Brown is truly one of the iconic figures in the world of basketball. NCAA Champion. Olympic Champion. NBA Champion. Hall of Famer. Legend of the Maccabiah. Don’t miss this chance to hear first-hand from Coach Brown!

Register here.


Prepare for Tisha B’Av with AMIT

Sunday, July 26, 11am

Join AMIT for a special virtual event to prepare for Tisha B’Av. After introductory remarks and reflections on Tisha B’Av by Laura Hoenig Silbermann, Nachliel Selavan will present on “Destruction to Redemption: A Virtual Journey of the Second Temple Period from Rome to Jerusalem.”

Register here.



Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Introduce Alien Superstar

Monday, July 27, 8pm

Many of us know Henry Winkler as “The Fonz” on TV’s Happy Days, but did you know that he also writes kids’ books? Join Henry Winkler and co-author Lin Oliver as they discuss their collaborative writing process and the underlying messages of their new series. Henry and Lin will also discuss their 18-book Hank Zipzer: World’s Greatest Under-Achiever series, and the 12-book Here’s Hank series.

Watch here!