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Upcoming Special Exhibits

Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit
October 28, 2022 – Feb 5, 2023

From their earliest use of lunar cycles as a calendrical guide to the activities of astronomers and scientists today, the Jewish people have held a consistent interest in extraterrestrial matters. As Jewish innovators continue to make pioneering contributions to space exploration to benefit all mankind, that outer expanse has influenced Jewish art, literature, and comedy.

Iconic films and TV shows like ‘History of the World, Part I’ and ‘Star Trek’ serve as touchstones of popular culture for legions of fans. In exploring the Final Frontier through this multimedia exhibit, “May the Schwartz Be With You.” (Mel Brooks, ‘Spaceballs’).

An Exhibition Created by the Center for Jewish History & the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research