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.

Coming up

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:00am
Grover and his friends are celebrating Passover in Israel!
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
In honor of Holocaust Rememberance Day, WXXI presents a fascinating, yet seldom-told, chapter in World War II history.

Recently

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:00pm
Join Simon Schama to explore the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
Join Simon Schama to explore the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:00pm
The extermination camp of Treblinka was created by the Nazis to eliminate the huge captive Jewish population in occupied Poland and beyond.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Get a fresh look at Israel’s response to changes sweeping the region in the wake of the Arab Spring. 
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 7:00pm
A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans preparing to become the nation’s next generation of religious leaders.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 7:00pm
Tune in for this groundbreaking two–hour special that explores the common beliefs and rituals of two of the world’s most important religions.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 12:00pm
It’s time to celebrate Chanukah in Israel - Sesame-style!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:00pm
BBC journalist John Ware journeys to Israel for a fresh look at how it has responded to the changes sweeping the region in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 8:00pm
Listen online to the annual broadcast of the Jewish Day of Atonement services.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 12:00pm
In this classic performance, Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble join forces to explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 8:00pm
Tune in for this annual broadcast celebrating the Jewish New Year.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 12:00pm
For Itzhak Perlman, the Jewish High Holidays – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – bring a flood of memories, many of them associated with music.
Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 2:00pm
This program presents a musical sound that few have heard, assimilating Eastern European klezmer and cantorial modes with American tunes and rhythms.
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 10:00pm
Acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Ra’anan Alexandrowicz pulls off a tour-de-force examination of the system of military administration used by Israel since the Six Day War of 1967
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 6:00pm
One Polish violinist. 70 Jewish musicians. Together they fought the Nazis with the only weapon they had: Music. 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 8:30pm
This is the story of Jewish survival.

 
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