Jews in Space: Meet Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman

What's it like to spin a dreidel in zero gravity? Read the Torah in orbit? Celebrate Shabbat when the sun rises and sets nearly every hour? Jeffrey Hoffman, NASA's first Jewish male astronaut and veteran of five space shuttle missions, joined us on May 7th, 2018 to share out-of-this-world stories from his fascinating Jewish journey. Designed for space enthusiasts of all ages, the program included a talk about the history and achievements of Jewish astronauts with Valerie Neal, Curator and Chair of the Space History Department at the Smithsonian Institution.

Financially supported by the generosity of Lisa and Joshua Greer, Kepco, Inc. & the Kupferberg Foundation.