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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…read more
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: email@example.com 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…read more
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. …read more
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…read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Our co-sponsor Santa Monica Synagogueread more
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…read more
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…read more