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Yiddish Schmooze: Der Nister – A Yiddish Writer in Post-War USSR

Join us to discuss the life and works of major Soviet Yiddish writer Der Nister (The Hidden One), the pseudonym of Pinkhes Kahanovich, 1884-1950. Born in the Ukraine, his body of work includes extensive portrayals of Jewish life in the inter-war period. During WWII, he was a member of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee and published writings that READ MORE »

Yiddish Schmooze: Whitechapel Noise -Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse

Join historian, Yiddishist, and performer Vivi Lachs for an evening of rarely read historical satire from the Yiddish press. Featuring a variety of funny, edgy poems and songs which uncover the vital and angry debate in London’s East End shund and the Yiddish theater. Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 7:00–9:00PM The Workmen’s Circle Headquarters, NYC READ MORE »

Yiddish Schmooze: Yiddish Theater

Join us on Tuesday, August 7, for our next Yiddish Schmooze,  and learn a sakh about the contemporary Yiddish Theater on the globe and its future. This Schmooze will be led by Motl Didner, Associate Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theater – Folksbiene. It will be entirely in Yiddish, for advanced Yiddish speakers. Tuesday, August 7, READ MORE »

Yiddish Schmooze: Songs from Shtetl with Zisl Slepovitch

Join us for our our upcoming Yiddish Schmooze, where we will explore the richness of Yiddish folklore by listening to songs and watching video interviews which tell an incredibly multifaceted story of Jewish life in 20th century Eastern Europe. Presented by Zisl Slepovitch. For intermediate to advanced Yiddish speakers.  Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 6:30-8:00PM The Workmen’s Circle Headquarters 247 West READ MORE »

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