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The New Era of Yiddish Returns


The Heart of Yiddish: Remembering Isaiah Sheffer

The Heart of Yiddish: Remembering Isaiah Sheffer

Dec. 21, 7:30 PM - Concert Tribute to Isaiah Sheffer by Susannah Sheffer & Avi Hoffman
Chanukah Concert: Celebrating Yosl Papirovsky - The Miracle of Joseph Papp

Chanukah Concert: Celebrating Yosl Papirovsky – The Miracle of Joseph Papp

Dec. 22, 3:00 PM - Concert tribute to Shakespeare Festival and Public Theatre visionary and founder Joseph Papp
Premiere Concert: Joe Papp at the Ballroom

Premiere Concert: Joe Papp at the Ballroom

Dec. 23, 8:00 PM - Avi Hoffman adapts and recreates the singular concert given by legendary Broadway impresario Joe Papp at the Ballroom in Soho in 1978.

Concert Tribute: Mirl - The Life and Works of Miriam Hoffman

Concert Tribute: Mirl – The Life and Works of Miriam Hoffman

Dec. 24, 2:00 PM - Mirl - The Life and Works of Miriam Hoffman.
Reflections of a Lost Poet

Reflections of a Lost Poet

Dec. 24, 8:00 PM - One-man play about the life of Itzik Manger (In Yiddish with English and Spanish Supertitles). Musical direction and arrangements: Binyumen Schaechter.
Exploring ‘God of Vengeance’ by Sholem Asch, with David Mazower

Exploring ‘God of Vengeance’ by Sholem Asch, with David Mazower

Dec. 25, 2:00 PM - With special guest: David Mazower (Great-grandson of Sholem Asch). English translation by Caraid O’Brien.

Concert Tribute: The Great Fyvush Finkel, Music by Elliot Finkel, Lyrics by Phillip Namanworth, with Members of the Original Cast of Finkel's Follies

Concert Tribute: The Great Fyvush Finkel, Music by Elliot Finkel, Lyrics by Phillip Namanworth, with Members of the Original Cast of Finkel’s Follies

Dec. 26, 8:00 PM - A Tribute to Emmy Award-winning actor Fyvush Finkel with excerpts from Finkel’s Follies.
NY Premiere: 'Shehita' - Short Film Screening

NY Premiere: ‘Shehita’ – Short Film Screening

Dec. 27, 2:00 PM - Award-winning short film screening followed by discussion on Modern Yiddish Film and TV.
Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin: Ancient Law

Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin: Ancient Law

Dec. 27, 4:00 PM - The Ancient Law (Das Alte Gesetz) a cine-concert: a screening of the foundational 1923 silent film.

New Jewish Voices: Selections from 'A People' by L. M. Feldman

New Jewish Voices: Selections from ‘A People’ by L. M. Feldman

Dec. 28, 2:00 PM - A People is a spectacle of ambitious scope, exploring and exploding the history & present of the Jewish diaspora.
¡OY-NYC!: Frank London & Friends Play Bagels & Bongos

¡OY-NYC!: Frank London & Friends Play Bagels & Bongos

Dec. 28, 8:00 PM - Grammy-winning trumpeter Sir Frank London of The Klezmatics and an all-star group of New York’s best Latin, Jazz, and Yiddish musicians transform Irving Fields’ classic 1959 LP!
'The Great Ostrovsky' by Cy Coleman and Avery Corman - A Concert Presentation

‘The Great Ostrovsky’ by Cy Coleman and Avery Corman – A Concert Presentation

Dec. 29, 2:00 PM - A smart and soulful musical about an outsize, over-the-top star of the Yiddish theater in the 1920’s.

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