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EK Velt – An Incredible Dream at the Far Reaches of the World

Santa Monica Synagogue 1448 18th St., (at Broadway) , Santa Monica, CA, United States

עק װעלט׃ די פֿאַרכאַפּנדיקע מעשׂה פֿון ייִדיש אין ביראָבידזשאַן Please join us for the fascinating story of BIROBIDZHAN -- a remote and forbidding territory in Russia's far east, known as the Jewish Autonomous Region. Was it set up as Stalin's diabolical or benevolent answer to the "Jewish question"? What has happened to it and its […]

The Art of Yiddish: Saving a Singular Endangered Language and Culture

Fairfax Branch Public Library 161 S Gardner St, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Yiddish is the Germanic-based language spoken by most Jews in the world for a millennium and has been the vehicle for an as-yet unparalleled global Jewish artistic expression. But today, that minority language whose humor, wisdom and poignancy thoroughly inspired American popular culture, is in danger of extinction. In this program, Miri Koral, Founding Director […]

God of Vengeance, A Dramatic Reading

Wilshire Boulevard Temple 3663 Wilshire Blvd,, Los Angeles, CA, United States

The California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and Wilshire Boulevard Temple present theatre dybbuk's only dramatic reading of God of Vengeance, the widely translated, modernistic, and oft-revived drama by Sholem Asch that inspired Indecent, the award-winning Broadway show coming to Los Angeles this June. God of Vengeance depicts a Jewish brothel owner's efforts to redeem […]

Art of Yiddish

Encino-Tarzana Branch Library 18231 W Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA, United States

How a Trove of Yiddish Letters Led to a Journey of Discovery

Santa Monica Synagogue 1448 18th St., (at Broadway) , Santa Monica, CA, United States

How a Trove of Yiddish Letters Led to a Journey of Discovery Talk and Book Signing with Dr. David Slucki, Ph.D. Q & A with Dr. Holli Levitsky, Ph.D. A year after his father's untimely death while visiting Los Angeles, David Slucki, a native of Melbourne, Australia, was handed a cache of Yiddish letters written […]

Coming to America – Reading Groups for Public Libraries—Yiddish Literature in Translation

Studio City Branch Library Studio City, CA, United States

Join us as we kick off a special five-part book discussion series focusing on the immigrant experience through the lens of Yiddish literature. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America” Reading and Discussion program at the LA City Public Libraries aims to engage teens and adults in thinking about immigrants’ experiences when encountering America: In […]

Holocaust Resistance in Yiddish Poetry & Song

"And The Words Belong to the People" - Holocaust Resistance in Yiddish Poetry & Song Featuring Mike Burstyn Miri Koral A Facebook Live Event in Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Hosted by the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust LINK FOR JOINING on April 21. . . . Perhaps these words will endure, And live to […]

Remembering Moshe Leyb Halpern Modernist Yiddish Poet

REMEMBERING MOSHE LEYB HALPERN MODERNIST YIDDISH POET אַנדענק פֿאַר משה לײב האַלפּערן Join us on Facebook Live this Sunday, August 30, from 11 AM - 12 (2-3 PM EST) for an artistic tribute to the groundbreaking Yiddish modernist poet, Moyshe Leyb Halpern (1886 - Aug. 31, 1932). Organized by the Congress for Jewish Culture and […]