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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  • Hanukkah Celebration

    A Day of Free Activities for All Ages 11AM: Holiday Song Workshop Learn Yiddish holiday songs with Asya Vaisman Schulman,...

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    Sun, Dec 6, 2015

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  • "A Town Known as Auschwitz"

    Curator Shiri B. Sandler, U.S. director of the Auschwitz Jewish Center at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, presents a...

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    Sun, Dec 13, 2015

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  • "Orchestra of Exiles"

    A documentary exploring the life of Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, whose extraordinary efforts saved hundreds of Jews from the approaching...

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    Sun, Dec 27, 2015

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  • "Raise the Roof"

    Inspired by images of the magnificent wooden synagogues of eighteenth-century Poland--the last of which were destroyed by the Nazis--artists Rick...

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    Sun, Feb 7, 2016

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  • "The Return"

    Before World War II, Poland was the epicenter of the Jewish world, with four million Jews; today, only 15,000 Jews live...

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    Sun, Feb 21, 2016

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