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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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May 2017

The Unsinkable Molly Picon

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The Surprising History of Consumption, Yiddish Poets, and L.A.’s Pioneering Hospitals: Staying Alive!

Admission:  Free The entire LA MADE Calendar available here.  Then click on “Full list of upcoming performances” (at the top).  Dr. Caroline Luce, Ph.D is the Research and Digital Projects Manager of the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the Chief Digital Curator of the Mapping Jewish L A Project.  Click here for a peek at the landmark Recovering Yiddish Culture in Los Angeles website.  This program is presented as part of the CIYCL 2016-17 Series of Contemporary…

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April 2017

The Surprising History of Consumption, Yiddish Poets, and L.A.’s Pioneering Hospitals: Staying Alive!

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March 2017

The Revolutionary New English-Yiddish Dictionary and the Akshente (Determined Woman) Who Made it Happen

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February 2017

Songs of Love, Featuring Cindy Paley

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Bronx Express בראָנקס עקספּרעס

Hop on board a raucous, timely, and biting comedy about capitalism and cultural identity. As a man buys into the alluring and ephemeral notion of the American Dream, he goes on a journey through a surreal landscape made up of commercial icons, seductive in their simplicity. A dramatic reading by the same acclaimed company that gave us “A Dybbuk” in 2015. Seating Limited. RSVPs : ciycl@yiddishinstitute.org

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January 2017

Portraits of Yiddish LA – Species of Faces & Other Mayses

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November 2016

Mike Burstyn with his Yiddish show “Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen”

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Kol Polin: Jewish Music from Poland

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