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The unbelievable story of a Jewish prayer.

Whether you know a little, a lot, or nothing at all about Hatikvah—Israel's national anthem—you will be entertained, enlightened and inspired by Dr. Astrith Baltsan!

Dr. Baltsan weaves the national anthem into a fascinating personal show, in a spectacular performance containing music by Mozart, Chopin, Smetana, Jewish and Israeli folk, pop and rock tunes and rare historical recordings and video clips. 

92Y is proud to partner with Temple Israel of the City of New York on a show that presents revolutionary research around the world in the footsteps of Israel's national anthem Hatikvah: from ancient Sephardic Jewish prayer, to classical music; from Rumanian folk songs to first Jewish settlements in Israel, from Yassi to New York, from Bergen-Belzen concentration camp to Jerusalem, from Herzl claiming “our hope is not yet lost,” to rap-singers shouting: “The dream will die if hope is denied.”  

Please note: This program will take place at Temple Israel of the City of New York.


  • VIP: $65  Includes post concert reception with the artist
  • Premiere General Admission: $36.00 – Opportunity to enter 10 minutes before General Admission Ticket
  • General Admission: $29.00

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Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount. Please note that certain events may not qualify for a group rate. To make group arrangements or need further assistance, you may contact Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.

About 92Y YourStage

92Y YourStage provides a venue for independent curators, performers, and educators to mount a professional production. Yourstage events are confirmed once they meet a threshold for ticket sales by a certain date.

YourStage events that are ON have been confirmed; PENDING events need to generate more ticket sales; If an event fails to generate enough ticket sales, the event will be CALLED OFF, and all ticket holders will be refunded.

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Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.

Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

How do I know if I qualify?

Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

Priority Registration Support

To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.