Jewish American Heritage

The Lesson

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 9:00pm

At age 14, every child attending public school in Germany is brought face to face with a dark moment in their nation’s past, confronting the reality of the Holocaust for the very first time. 

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Watchmen: Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 8:00pm

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides Regina King and Damon Lindelof, the creative forces behind a visionary television series, as they discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Airing on WXXI-TV on Tuesday, April 12 at 8:00 PM and live streaming at video.wxxi.org/livestream

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Hanukkah Lights 2021

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 9:00pm

Whether you like your Hanukkah tales humorous or historical, magical or true-to-life, there's something for you in this brand-new collection of holiday stories.

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PBS American Narratives Educator Webinar Series

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 7:00pm

Join us for this series to explore how to rethink and disrupt many of the false historical narratives using digital tools available from PBS LearningMedia, and perspectives from leading scholars at 7PM ET on 11/8, 11/10 & 11/15/21. 

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Hanukkah Lights 2018

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 9:00pm

Whether you like your Hanukkah tales humorous or historical, magical or true-to-life, there's something for you in this brand-new collection of holiday stories.

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Sholem Alecheim: Laughing in the Darkness

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 1:00pm

The collected stories of Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) became the basis for Fiddler on the Roof, but there is much more to the author’s life than a Broadway melody.

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Safe Haven

In 1944, 982 refugees from 18 European countries were brought to the United States as guests of President Franklin Roosevelt.

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Great Performances: Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 3:00pm

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings

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In Jackson Heights

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:00pm

Visit Jackson Heights in Queens, New York, one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the United States and the world.

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Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Foods and Traditions

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 7:00pm

Mouthwatering moments with a diverse range of Jewish families celebrate the importance of food as a cultural connection to the past, and a hope to maintain tradition in the future.

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