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: "Sholem Aleichem: A Conversation with Ruth Wisse and David Roskies"

    The premiere of a special film, recorded live last fall at the Yiddish Book Center: on the hundredth anniversary of...

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    Sun, May 29, 2016

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  • Film: "In Search of Israeli Cuisine"

    Profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners, and cheese makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today--including...

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    Sun, Jun 5, 2016

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  • Gallery Talk: "Yiddish Fight Club" with Eddy Portnoy

    Yiddish Fight Club Curator Eddy Portnoy shares the story behind Yiddish Fight Club, a look at the often-overlooked history of...

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    Sun, Jun 19, 2016

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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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