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Yiddish Book Center announces schedule of free virtual programs

The Yiddish Book Center has announced its Fall 2021 calendar of virtual public programs. The Center has been presenting virtual public programs since April 2020. 

The upcoming schedule includes programs on a range of topics:

• Secular Yidishkayt and Social Justice in the US South, with Josh Parshall/Goldring/ Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life 

• The story behind the discovery of a treasure trove of thousands of glass plates that offer a glimpse into the everyday lives of Jews and Poles before 1939, with Piotr Nazaruk, curator at Poland’s Grodzka Gate–NN Theatre 

• Scholar and author Jeffrey Veidlinger will talk about his newly released book, In the Midst of Civilized Europe 

• Amy Shreeve’s multimedia presentation, “This Used to Be a Synagogue,” will compare the locations of Manhattan’s old synagogues with pictures of the churches, luxury apartments, and salons occupy their spaces today 

• And two programs will touch on popular topics: Mahjongg in American Jewish Life and From Smoked Salmon to Pickles—Getting Jewish Food Delivered to Your Door.

The full calendar of events can be found at yiddishbookcenter.org/events.

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