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25 March 2017 -
12 November 2017
Exhibition

High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy’s short presidency was marked by great hope and promise but also tension and conflict. How he arrived in his position, the youngest president in history and the only Catholic to hold the office, is a story of both determination and privilege. With the high hopes of the country behind him, John F. Kennedy made a commitment to changing the world for the better and in his legacy he continues to live on. This exhibition explores Kennedy’s early life, his road to the presidency, and the changes he effected during his time in office. On display through November 12, 2017.
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30 November 2016
Book Launch

Lincoln and the Jews: A History – Hebrew Edition Book Launch, Jerusalem

A conversation with Professor Jonathan D. Sarna, author of "American Judaism: A History" and Mr. Leon Wieseltier, author of "Kaddish." Moderated by Dr. Ruth Calderon, Israeli academic and politician.
6:30pm
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10 April 2016
Presentation

Breakfast with Jonathan Sarna

Join us for prayer services at 9:00 am, breakfast at 10:00 am. Dr. Jonatham Sarna to speak at 11:00 am
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06 April 2016
Presentation and Book Signing

In Boston with “Lincoln and the Jews” Co-author, Jonathan Sarna

Join Prof. Jonathan Sarna to learn more about this previously unknown feature of Abraham Lincoln's life - one that broadened him, and, as a result, broadened America. Reception and book signing to follow. Presented by the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives and New England Historic Genealogical Society Reservations for the event can be made at the link below, or by calling 617-226-1226.
6:00pm-7:30pm
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02 March 2016
Speaker Series

The Jewish Book Council’s Sami Rohr Prize Speaker Series

The Jewish Book Council's Sami Rohr Prize Speakers Series is an opportunity for Jewish communities throughout the globe to become familiar with emerging Jewish authors and their stories of the vast Jewish experience. With Jonathan D. Sarna, Ayelet Tsabari, and Gal Beckerman.
7:30pm
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10 February 2016
Public Interview

The Lincoln Group of New York: A Conversation with Lincoln and the Jews Co-author Jonathan D. Sarna

A Conversation with Co-Author Jonathan D. Sarna, interviewed by Distinguished Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer. Dinner meeting will be held in conjunction with the Civil War Round Table of New York. Not only has Lincoln and the Jews (both the book and exhibition) by Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell been selected as a co-winner of the annual Award of Achievement but also the Round Table's Barondess Award. Come join us and learn how Lincoln was the first president to truly interact with Jews and welcome them into the public forum. Find out how the extraordinary relationship between Lincoln and Jewish Americans impacted him on his road to the presidency as well as his policy decisions as president, and how that affected the Jewish experience during the Civil War and beyond.
5:30pm
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29 October 2015
Symposium

A Symposium: Lincoln and the Jews

With Professor Jonathan D. Sarna in conversation with author and scholar Harold Holzer. The symposium will be followed by a dessert reception and book signing. The event is free - reservations recommended.
7:00pm
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26 October 2015
Lecture and Book Signing

Lincoln and the Jews: A History – Illustrated Talk with Jonathan Sarna

Professor Jonathan Sarna will give an illustrated talk on his book titled Lincoln and the Jews: A History. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.
7:00pm-9:00pm
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15 October 2015
Book Signing

Dr. Jonathan Sarna “Lincoln and the Jews” Book Signing and Discussion

Dr. Jonathan Sarna, co-author of "Lincoln and the Jews: A History," will sign and discuss his book. Museum will open at 6:00pm, Book signing at 6:00pm and Talk at 6:30. Tickets are free but you must reserve tickets.
6:00pm
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03 August 2015 -
15 November 2015
Exhibition

Exhibition Opening: Lincoln and the Jews

Through never-before displayed original documents, artifacts, photographs, Lincoln's own writings, and first person accounts primarily from the Shapell Manuscript Collection, the exhibition will trace events in Lincoln’s life through the lens of his Jewish contemporaries and will explore Lincoln’s profound interest in and connection to the Old Testament. Through November 15th, 2015.
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02 July 2015
Gala Event

The Past and Future of American Jews

An evening in honor of the 4th of July. Guest speakers: Prof. Jonathan Sarna, Shmuel Rosner, Prof. Steven M. Cohen, Prof. Yehuda Mirsky, and R. Shira Koch Epstein. A capella music performed by "B4."​ Event will be held in English. Entrance is free of charge – pre-registration is required.
National Library of Israel, Jerusalem
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02 June 2015
Public Interview

Jonathan D. Sarna on “Lincoln and the Jews”

Celebrated historian Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, discuss Lincoln’s remarkable relationship with American Jews and how it impacted his presidency, his policy decisions and, as a result, broadened America. Moderated by Harold Holzer.
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07 May 2015
Public Interview

Dr. Jonathan Sarna & Steven Roberts Discuss “Lincoln and the Jews: A History” at the U.S. National Archives

The National Archives welcomes Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna to discuss his new book, Lincoln and the Jews: A History. Joining Dr. Sarna will be journalist and author Steven V. Roberts. The event will also take place on YouTube. Presented in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.
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20 March 2015 -
07 June 2015
Exhibition

Lincoln and the Jews: Exhibition Public Opening

Through never-before displayed original documents, artifacts, photographs, Lincoln's own writings, and first person accounts primarily from the Shapell Manuscript Collection, the exhibition will trace events in Lincoln’s life through the lens of his Jewish contemporaries and will explore Lincoln’s profound interest in and connection to the Old Testament. Through June 7th, 2015.
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17 March 2015
Book Launch

“Lincoln and the Jews: A History” Book Release

Lincoln and the Jews: A History illustrates how President Abraham Lincoln - perhaps best known for his efforts in abolishing slavery - intended to secure equality and freedom for all Americans, including another growing minority group in Civil War-era America: the Jews.