‘SING THIS AT MY FUNERAL: A MEMOIR OF FATHERS AND SONS’
David Slucki’s “Sing This at My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons” tells the story of his father and his grandfather and the grave legacy that they each passed on to him. It is a story about the Holocaust and its aftermath, about absence and the scars that never heal, fathers and sons, what it means to raise young men and a family’s century-long attachment to the Jewish Labor Bund. Join YIVO live on Zoom for a discussion with the author in conversation with Eddy Portnoy (YIVO Academic Advisor and Director of Exhibitions). — Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m., YIVO, yivo.org/Memoir. Free.
FROM THE BRONX TO BROADWAY
A conversation with legendary Broadway producer Emanuel “Manny” Azenberg, moderated by acclaimed journalist Budd Mishkin. — Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., FolksbieneLIVE!, nytf.org/live/.
ALAN ZWEIBEL AND FRIENDS: ‘LAUGH LINES’
Alan Zweibel will discuss his new memoir, “Laugh Lines,” and his life in comedy from the early days as an original “Saturday Night Live” writer to television work that includes “The Late Show With David Letterman” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” There is nothing we need now more than a laugh. — Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m., 92y.org/event/alan-zweibel-and-friends. $5.
A conversation with actor Jesse Eisenberg and director Jonathan Jakubowicz about their new film “Resistance.” Eisenberg stars as Marcel Marceau when he was a young Jewish actor and on the front lines of the French Resistance during World War II. See below for information about renting the film. — Wednesday, May 13, 8 p.m., Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, eventbrite.com/e/resistance-
A tasty Zoom discussion with Shannon Sarna, editor of the Jewish food blog The Nosher, pro-gluten carb queen, latte addict, author of “Modern Jewish Baker” and co-host of the podcast “Call Your Mother.” — Wednesday, May 13, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Virtual Steicker,temple-emanu-el-streicker-
A live concert celebrating Israeli music with Ron Tal, swing for “Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish” and Assaf Gleizner as music director. — Wednesday, May 13, 7:30 p.m., FolksbieneLIVE!, nytf.org/live/.
‘CITIZEN 865: THE HUNT FOR HITLER’S HIDDEN SOLDIERS IN AMERICA’
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Debbie Cenziper for a live conversation and audience Q&A about her new book “Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America.” This powerful, character-driven story recounts the DOJ’s decades-long search for the SS trainees who helped murder 1.7 million Polish Jews and later hid in plain sight in cities and suburbs across America. One crucial investigation was among the department’s greatest achievements, but its story has never been told. — Thursday, May 14, 2 p.m., Museum of Jewish Heritage, mjhnyc.org/events/citizen-865-the-hunt-for-hitlers-hidden-soldiers-in-america-book-talk/. Free.
ZALMAN MLOTEK’S ‘LIVING ROOM CONCERTS’
Enjoy more Yiddish music from everyone’s favorite Yiddish piano man, Zalman Mlotek, artistic director of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. — Thursdays, May 14 and 21, 7:30 p.m., FolksbieneLIVE!, nytf.org/live/.
VIRAL: ANTISEMITISM IN FOUR MUTATIONS
Emmy-winning filmmaker Andrew Goldberg explores anti-Semitism’s infectious behavior as he travels through four countries to speak with victims, witnesses and anti-Semites as well as Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Fareed Zakaria, George Will and Deborah Lipstadt. The film spotlights the American far-right, the English far-left, the Hungarian prime minister’s campaign against Jewish philanthropist George Soros and violence against Jews in France. — Premieres Tuesday, May 26, 9 p.m., on PBS.
‘LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE’
The hit Off-Broadway play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, using clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger, is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman. In 2017, cast members Lucy DeVito, Tracee Ellis Ross, Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne and Rosie O’Donnell reunited at 92Y for a special one-night-only performance directed by Karen Carpenter, who directed the original production. Now 92Y in association with Daryl Roth, announce a first-time, limited online release of the 2017 performance, available for a limited time. — 92Y, 92y.org/event/love-loss-and-what-i-wore. $10.
Loosely inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, this feature film directed by the Academy Award-nominated Dror Zahavi focuses on world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck (Peter Simonischek, “Toni Erdmann”), who creates an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra. But the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team, forming two parties that deeply mistrust each other, both on and off stage. — At virtual theaters nationwide, menemshafilms.com/crescendo.
‘HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL’
This documentary charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. Its line-up included several Jewish American Major League players — Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway — most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel. — Now on DVD and Blu-ray as well as Digital HD and Video-on-Demand, menemshafilms.com/heading-home.
KLEZMER FIDDLE PROJECT — ‘A NIGN A DAY’
A stellar line-up of 35 klezmer string players from 12 countries — including New York City’s own Jake Shulman-Ment and Alicia Svigals — resuscitates the ancient Jewish nign tradition with melodies from Vol. 4 of Moshe Beregovski’s “Old Jewish Folk Music” collection. Every day during the lockdown a fiddler (or cellist) from the project will do a live broadcast featuring nigunim, chat and sometimes even a guest. — Through May 27, 4-4:45 p.m., facebook.com/events/536517630631547/. See the line-up at ilanacravitz.com/strings.htm. Free, but you can make a donation.