Community Open House

By February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
MA 01002


11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Guided public tours of the Yiddish Book Center

11 a.m. Gallery Talk: Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004–2012

Loli Kantor talks about her exhibit Beyond the Forest, a photographic series that looks at the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early 21st century. The exhibit will be in the Yiddish Book Center’s Brechner Gallery through October 15.

2 p.m. The 2017 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture:

Steven Zipperstein: “Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History”

 The Kishinev pogrom of 1903 was the first event in Russian Jewish life to receive international attention. Steven Zipperstein—the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University and the award-winning author and editor of eight books on Jewish history—considers the ways the pogrom shaped history and why it had such profound and far-reaching effects.