The archives of the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order (JPFO), which flourished for two decades before the Cold War, are now housed at Cornell’s Kheel Center, Catherwood Library. Videos from a December 2020 conference focused on the archives are now available online.
The Jewish Studies Program will present a staged-reading of the new-old play "Enough to Go" by former Ithaca resident Fred Peretz Cohn on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Barnes Hall on the Cornell Campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited, and while tickets are not required, reservations can be made at www.tinyurl.com/enough-to-go.
Explore treasures of Sephardic Jewish music culture at Book of J’s performance of “LA Archivera” on Monday, Nov. 11, at 8 pm in Cornell University’s Barnes Hall Auditorium. The free event will feature mid-century Los Angeles and 20th-Century Jewish Ottoman music traditions. The public is invited.
Since the era of George Jean Nathan, Cornell Class of 1904, the first-string critics of New York’s major newspapers – overwhelmingly white, male and educated at elite universities – have wielded outsized influence on which plays and musicals succeed in New York and thus the nation.