NYC’s Jewish Museum Presents Sacred Trash

Monday, October 31 11:30 AM
The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street

The Jewish Museum will present Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza on Monday, October 31 at 11:30 am. In this program, authors Peter Cole and Adina Hoffman offer a vibrant view of medieval Mediterranean Jewish life as they discuss the retrieval of a vital cache of Jewish manuscripts from a geniza – a repository for worn-out books and papers – in Cairo.

This presentation is based on Cole and Hoffman’s book, Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza (Nextbook/Schocken, 2011, $26.95). A book signing will follow the program.

Tickets for this program are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors; and $10 for Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for lectures, film screenings and concerts at The Jewish Museum can now be purchased online at the Museum’s Web site,

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