Yiddish Book Center

Visit "a lebedike velt," a lively world of Jewish culture.

1021 West St., Amherst, MA 01002

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The Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

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  • Film: "Defiant Requiem"

    In the Nazi concentration camp Terezin, imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter led his fellow inmates to fight back with...

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    Sun, Jul 3, 2016

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  • Concert: The Klezmer Conservatory Band, with special guest vocalists Eleanor Reissa and Lorin Sklamberg plus Frank London

    The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert For more than thirty-five years, the Klezmer Conservatory Band has been the preeminent group...

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    Thu, Jul 14, 2016

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  • Concert: Eleanor Reissa

    The Helen & Irving Sunshine Memorial Concert The queen of Yiddish cabaret, Eleanor Reissa is a Brooklyn-born native Yiddish speaker...

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    Fri, Jul 15, 2016

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  • Concert: Sklamberg and the Shepherds

    Sklamberg & the Shepherds brings together three of the world's leading performers of traditional Eastern European Jewish music: Merlin Shepherd,...

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    Fri, Jul 15, 2016

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  • Concert: The Klezmatics Thirtieth Anniversary Show

    The internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics have been performing around the world since their first appearance in New York in 1986....

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    Sat, Jul 16, 2016

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