Past Events

Fitting Fanfare: Celebrating Yiddish Author

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

Fitting Fanfare: Celebrating Yiddish Author Jacob Dinezon יעקבֿ דינעזאָן On His 100th Yortsayt צו זײַן 100טן יאָרצײַט Thanks to one man's quest to restore a once-beloved and wildly popular Yiddish writer to his rightful place in the pantheon of Jewish literature, the world is once again celebrating the life and works of Jacob Dinezon. Dinezon […]

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 […]

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May God Avenge Their Blood: a Holocaust Memoir Triptych presents three memoirs by the Yiddish writer Rachmil Bryks (1912-1974). Taken together, the triptych brings the reader on a wide-ranging journey from Hasidic life in a Polish shtetl before the Holocaust to the chaos of the early days of World War II and then to the horrors of […]

Itzik and the Golden Peacock: Itzik 120 Years of Itzik Manger

Itzik Manger portrait by Arthur Kolnik A celebration of the famous Yiddish Bard on his 120th Birthday. An international ensemble of Yiddish performers and experts delightfully reveal why Itzik Manger (1901 - 1969) is such an enduring inspiration. Join Mike Burstyn, Shura Lipovsky, Dr. Helen Beer, Ruth Levin, Mendy Cahan, Binyumen Schaechter, Gitl Schaechter Viswanath, Shane Baker, Miri Koral, among others, for […]

From Hassid to Hollywood

Get the inside scoop on the upcoming Yiddish horror film The Chosen One It's much easier to shave your beard than to shed who you are. LOok out! Award-winning screenwriter and now filmmaker Elazar Fine and his lead actors Luzer Twersky (Felix & Meira) and Malky Goldman (Unorthodox) are on the hotseat about making their […]