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November 2018

Arctic Expedition: Der Nister, Lost and Found – Nov. 4

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October 2018

Kick off A Great New Year With Music and Poetry – Oct. 13

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August 2018

Searching for Mentshlekhkayt* Eli Weisel’s Transformation from Yiddish Journalist to American Novelist

װען WHEN: August 19, 4 PM װוּ WHERE: Santa Monica Synagogue 1448 18th St.(co. Broadway) Santa Monica, CA װיפֿל Admission: $12 General; $10 CIYCL & SMS Members FT Students: Free פּאַרקירן Parking: Free, enter off 18th St. To RSVP

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May 2018

A Celebration of Two Yiddish Bards: Mordechai Gebirtig and Chava Alberstein

Mordechai Gebirtig (1877 – 1942) was the most popular and beloved Yiddish songwriter of the 20th Century.  His songs express the heart and soul of each person and at the same time reflect the feelings and striving of the Jewish people as a whole.  So popular were his songs that many were mistaken for folksongs.  Among them are Reyzele (Reisl) — about  young love;  Yosl Ber — about joining the army, and   Undzer Shtetl Brent (Our Town is Burning)  They are by…

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April 2018

Two Great Events With Visiting Prof. Samuel Kassow

Etta and Milton Leve Scholar-in-Residence at UCLA’s Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Events are Free and Open to Public but Pre-Registration Required: email: cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu or cal 310-267-5327 April 12, 4 PM UCLA Faculty Center History and Resistance: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Warsaw Ghetto April 16, 12 – 2 PM UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room Graduate/ Faculty Seminar : Culture and Resistance in Wartime Ghettos: Case Studies From Lodz, Vilna and Warsaw. Events Sponsored by: The Alan D. Leve…

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February 2018

Tevye & Company

***  װו  LOCATION: ROYCE HALL – Room 314 CAMPUS MAP PARKING:  Structure 5 is unavailable.  Please use Structure 2, Pay-by-Space Parking Enter Westholme & Charles E. Young Dr. East   װען       WHEN        4 PM (sold out) and 7 PM (RSVPs still being accepted) ***  װיפֿל     ADMISSION*:    FREE    Suggested Donation  $ 18 General/ $15 CIYCL Members     – Performance is in Yiddish with easy-to-read English supertitles – ***   PARKING:  Structure 5 is unavailable. …

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Yiddish in Motion

February – March 2018 Yiddish in Motion: The Art and Soul of Yiddish Theater and Dance in 20th Century LA (Part of L.A. Public Library’s 2018 “L.A. Made” series) Modern dancer, choreographer and documentarian Karen Goodman presents a multi-media exploration of the work and cultural influence of master choreographer and Yiddish theater director Benjamin Zemach, who worked and taught in LA for many years. DATES & LA LIBRARY Branch LOCATIONS: Sat., Feb 17, 2 PM,  Encino-Tarzana Branch – 18231 W…

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December 2017

Celebrate the Yiddish Spirit of Channukah in L.A. – Dec. 10

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October 2017

GRAND OPERA IN YIDDISH – WHO KNEW?

 װו      LOCATION: Santa Monica Synagogue     1448 18th Street    Santa Monica   װען       WHEN         Sunday, October 22, 2017  4 PM 4 – 5:30 PM Please join us for a reception afterwards    װיפֿל     ADMISSION*:        $ 10  General     $ 8  CIYCL & SMS Members      Free to Full-time students       Free Parking TO RSVP: 310-745-1190   ciycl@yiddishi.org Our co-sponsor Santa Monica Synagogue

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August 2017

Jewish Memory and Yiddish Heritage — Two Takes: Elie Wiesel and I.B. Singer

Only through memories can the present and past be bridged, and for Eli Wiesel, Yiddish is integral in conjuring up the past of Holocaust victims, Jewish martyrs, and the glorified religious life of traditional Jews. I.B. Singer insists likewise in his Nobel Lecture: “(Yiddish) was the tongue of martyrs and saints, of dreamers and Kabbalists – rich in humor and in memories that mankind may never forget.  In a figurative way, Yiddish is the wise and humble language of us…

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