Jewish American Heritage

In honor of Jewish American Heritage´╗┐, WXXI-TV and Radio are proud to feature a variety of programs featuring Jewish Americans and their extensive culture and history.

Recently

Sunday, April 2, 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
Friday, January 6, 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.
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
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.
Monday, December 26, 2016 - 10:30pm
As audiences will discover in Hava Nagila, the song is much more than a tale of Jewish kitsch and bad bar mitzvah fashions. It carries with it an entire constellation of history, values and hopes for the future.

 

Ongoing

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