Family Stories at the Center

presented by the Center for Jewish History

Family Stories at the Center is an all-new multigenerational program series focusing on genealogy and oral history. Through hands-on workshops, explorations of the Center for Jewish History’s archives, and participatory theater, each program empowers young historians to dig for their roots.

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Sunday, March 17, 11:00am

Ketchup, the Passover Puppet, photo by Eric Michael Pearson
"Ketchup", the Passover Puppet
 Photo by Eric Michael Pearson

A Family Passover Celebration with
Yellow Sneaker and "The Matzo Time Crunch"


Join Yellow Sneaker’s cast of puppet characters on a hilarious journey from the kitchen to the Seder table. Families will be delighted as ordinary household items and models of ritual objects from the archives at the Center are used to interpret the story of the exodus—bringing age-old traditions to life in fantastical ways. Following the show, participants will create matzo covers, giving them a piece of tradition to bring to their own Seder tables.


Sunday, March 17, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Doors open at 10:45am


Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street, New York City


All ages welcome!


Free of charge. Tickets can be reserved online or via RSVP to Tickets will also be available at the box office 30 minutes prior to the program.


Yellow Sneaker is a company based in Brooklyn, New York that entertains and educates people of all ages through innovative and engaging experiences using puppets and music. Yellow Sneaker is made up of a rotating cast of professional puppeteers, educators and musicians who develop original stories, characters and music with the aim of connecting with their audiences and creating a sense of community. For more information on Yellow Sneaker Productions, please visit: