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"Learn the entire process of creating a Kosher Shofar from the cooking to the final polishing (sorry we will not be hunting live rams)."

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Eight extraordinary comics creators will project their smart, funny and sexy comics on a big screen, accompanied by a soundtrack and shenanigans.

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This year KinkyJews is holding their annual Hanukkah party at a comedy club. Some things will be the different (comedy show) and some will be the same as in previous years (a game of strip dreidle, traditional candle lighting, and eight raffle prizes).

 

 

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On Sunday afternoon, November 28th at  3pm Kane Street Synagogue in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn presents singer and pianist Lana Sokolov and saxophonist Sagit Zilberman in a performance of Jewish Love songs

 

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City Tech will mark the 72nd anniversary of Kristallnacht and the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII on Thursday, November 11, 1 p.m., with Ann Kirschner, PhD, author of Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story, and the presentation of humanitarian awards to Nobel Prize winner Günter Blobel, MD, PhD, and Interfaith Committee of Remembrance (ICOR) founder and chairman Jerry Jacobs

 

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New works by two young Jewish women dramatists will be performed at separate and unrelated Manhattan venues Thursday night November 11, 2010. Read more on examiner.com

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Do you have ninety minutes a week to dedicate to Jewish study? For the next four Mondays Mechon Hadar offers free classes on Monday evenings:

90@190: An Open Beit Midrash at Mechon Hadar

 

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NYC Jewish events Sunday Nov. 7, 2010: Global Day of Jewish Learning and panel discussion on Israel/Jewish American relations. For details read the article on examiner.com

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Jewish Museum 10/29/10-03/27/11: Houdini Art and Magic part 2 - New York NY | Examiner.com



Joe Coleman, The Man Who Walked Through Walls (Harry Houdini), 1995, acrylic on masonite.
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On Friday October 29, 2010 The Jewish Museum will present Houdini: Art and Magic, the first major art museum exhibition to examine the life, legend and enduring cultural influence of Harry Houdini. The exhibit will explore the career and lasting impact of the magician, escape artist, vaudeville entertainer, silent movie actor, author and lecturer through 163 objects including 26 recent works of art inspired by Houdini. The exhibit, which will appeal to both children and adults, will remain at The Jewish Museum through March 27, 2011, after which it will travel to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Madison, Wisconsin.

Houdini was born Ehrich Weiss in cosmopolitan Budapest, Hungary, in 1874, and emigrated with his parents in 1878 to rural Appleton, WI where his father, a rabbi, was hired by the local Reform synagogue. After several years the congregation decided they wanted a native born rabbi whose English was more fluent, and the family moved to New York where as an avid runner, swimmer and boxer Weiss developed the training regimen that would prepare him for the rigorous physical feats he would later perform as an escape artist.

Weiss began his career as a magician after his father's death in 1892, initially performing card tricks. He chose the name Harry Houdini in honor of the French magician Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin; his family affectionately nicknamed him "Ehree" which became Harry. Houdini married Bess Rahner, a Coney Island song and dance performer who became his stage partner. One of their first acts was the "Metamorphosis" where Bess was locked in a trunk and in a matter of three seconds she and Houdini would trade places. In another trick he would apparently swallow several needles and a yard of thread and then pull the tread from his mouth with the needles threaded on it.

But his greatest fame came from his ability to free himself from handcuffs, ropes, or straightjackets sometimes dangling from a suspended rope or immersed in a tank of water. In a press conference during a press preview of the exhibit on Monday guest curatorBrooke Kamin Rapaport pointed out that Houdini was one of fourteen million Europeans who immigrated to the United States in the final four decades of the nineteenth century in search of personal, religious, political and economic freedom and who responded viscerally to his courageous acts of self-liberation. At the same press conference magician David Blaine said that he feels most alive, that his senses are most acute and colors are more vivid, when he places himself in danger as did Houdini before him. To be continued...

The Jewish Museum's Shifting The Gaze: Painting and Feminism exhibit that I discussed in my September 12, 2010 article continues until January 30, 2011. If you haven't seen it take time to do so when you come for the Houdini show.

Museum hours are Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays 11:00 AM to 5:45 PM; Thursdays 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM; and Fridays 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, and free for children under 12 and for Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. The Jewish Museum is located on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street in Manhattan.

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Why is this child of an African foreign worker dressed as an Israeli police officer for Purim? Ilan Spira was the first Israeli photographer to document Tel Aviv’s foreign and migrant workers. Photo: New Israel Fund

Two Jewish fund raising events for donors in their 20s and 30s are coming up in this week and next here in New York.

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Two events on the Brooklyn Bridge: one for Jewish kinksters and another for Jewish meditators.

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JAZZ TALMUD: WORLD PREMIERE + AYN SOF ARKESTRA

featuring Jake Marmer (poetry), Frank London (trumpet), and Greg Wall (saxophone/clarinet).

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JAZZ TALMUD: WORLD PREMIERE + AYN SOF ARKESTRA

featuring Jake Marmer (poetry), Frank London (trumpet), and Greg Wall (saxophone/clarinet).

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On Sunday morning September 19, 2010 Dor Chadash will hold a 5 kilometer walk/run in Manhattan's Riverside Park to raise money for Dror Foundation, which hopes  to raise $20,000 to purchase five physical therapy and rehabilitation bicycles for Israeli soldiers with severe leg injuries or paralysis, at a cost of $4,000 each. Read the article on examiner.com for details of this event.



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On Sunday morning September 19, 2010 Dor Chadash will hold a 5 kilometer walk/run in Manhattan's Riverside Park to raise money for Dror Foundation, which hopes  to raise $20,000 to purchase five physical therapy and rehabilitation bicycles for Israeli soldiers with severe leg injuries or paralysis, at a cost of $4,000 each. Read the article on examiner.com for details of this event.

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Rosh Hashana is behind us, Yom Kippur is upon us, and that means Sukkot is around the corner. Jewish New Yorkers can celebrate the Jewish calendar's most sensual and joyous holiday with like minded tribe members Tuesday September 28 from 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM Wednesday September 29 at The Sukkot Sizzle on the roof of The Delancey 168 Delancey Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side

 

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Rosh Hashana is behind us, Yom Kippur is upon us, and that means Sukkot is around the corner. Jewish New Yorkers can celebrate the Jewish calendar's most sensual  and joyous holiday with like minded tribe members Tuesday September 28 from 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM Wednesday September 29 at The Sukkot Sizzle on the roof of The Delancey 168 Delancey Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side

 

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Poet and Holocaust survivor Walter Hess will read from his book Jews Harp (Pleasure Boat Studio 2009) with three other small press poets tonight...

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