National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) and the Museum of Jewish Heritage present Pop-Up Passover, a celebration where parents and children can take part in old and new Passover traditions, on Sunday, March 25. The event will take place from 10 AM – 12 PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place in New York City.
“Passover is a time to celebrate freedom, redemption, and thankfulness,” said National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Chief Executive Officer Christopher Massimine. “As we prepare for the start of Passover on March 30, we are bringing families together for a joyous festival, an occasion to illustrate what our younger generation can learn about one of the most important holidays in our tradition, the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.”
“Stories are essential for connecting one generation to another, and it’s wonderful to bring together children, parents, and grandparents to explore the ancient story of Passover and to help them make it meaningful for today,” said Michael S. Glickman, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
The celebration will feature opportunities for children to create crafts for the Seder table, a child-friendly cooking demonstration, and a children’s performance adapted from a story from the PJ Library collection.
Tickets to Pop-Up Passover are $10, and free for children and grandchildren of members of NYTF and MJH. For tickets, visit mjhnyc.org/pop or call 646.437.4202.
Now celebrating its 103rd season, Tony Award-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) is the longest consecutively producing theatre in the US and the world’s oldest continuously operating Yiddish theatre company. Led by CEO Christopher Massimine and Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, NYTF is dedicated to creating a living legacy through the arts, connecting generations, and bridging communities. NYTF aims to bring history to life by reviving and restoring lost and forgotten work, commissioning new work, and adapting pre-existing work for the 21st Century. Serving a diverse audience comprised of performing arts patrons, cultural enthusiasts, Yiddish-language aficionados, and the general public, the company presents plays, musicals, concerts, lectures, interactive educational workshops, and community-building activities in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying performances. NYTF provides access to a century-old cultural legacy and inspires the imaginations of the next generation to contribute to this valuable body of work.
Upcoming events with NYTF and the Museum of Jewish Heritage include Song of the Lodz Ghetto with Brave Old World on April 18 at 7:00 PM. This will be a rare opportunity to see one of the world’s leading klezmer groups, starring four internationally renowned musicians who have expertly curated a collection of songs that sustained the spirits of the Jews in the notorious Lodz Ghetto. The concert is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s special exhibition Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.
Tickets are on sale to members for the American Premiere of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish beginning July 4 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way–in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! The rich Yiddish translation (with English and Russian supertitles) adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Call 212-213-2120 Ext. 204 for tickets, groups and membership.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The second largest Holocaust museum in the United States, the Museum anchors the southernmost tip of Manhattan, completing the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Since 1997, the Museum of Jewish Heritage has welcomed more than two million visitors; it maintains a collection of more than 30,000 artifacts, photographs, documentary films, and survivor testimonies and contains classrooms, a 400-seat theater (Edmond J. Safra Hall), special exhibition galleries, a resource center for educators, and a memorial art installation, Garden of Stones, designed by internationally acclaimed sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.
The Core Exhibition takes visitors from the 1880s to present day, featuring artifacts, photographs and videos that illustrate Jewish history and highlight personal experience of global significance. Special exhibitions on view are: Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, which reveals more than 200 of Ross’s photographs, supplemented by artifacts and testimony and presented in the context of Lodz Ghetto history; the interactive New Dimensions in Testimony℠ created by USC Shoah Foundation uses cutting-edge technology that enables visitors to have virtual conversations with Holocaust survivors; and The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm introduces the history of the Holocaust to younger generations.
For more information, visit mjhnyc.org.