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February 2017

Songs of Love, Featuring Cindy Paley

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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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April 2017

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

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May 2017

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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The Unsinkable Molly Picon

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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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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   [email protected] Our co-sponsor Santa Monica Synagogue

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December 2017

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

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February 2018

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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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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