Yiddish Book Center

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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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  • Community Open House

    Join us for a day of events for the whole family. Featuring The Sarah Rose Lazarus Family Concert: Di Shekhter-tekhter:...

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    Sun, Oct 23, 2016

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  • TALK | "Breath in a Ram's Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music," with Daniel Asia

    Composer, conductor, professor, and activist Daniel Asia talks about the origins of Yiddish song in Eastern European culture, its continuation...

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    Sun, Oct 30, 2016

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  • GALLERY TALK | "Balka's Lower East Side," with Laura Kruger

    Curator Laura Kruger talks about the Yiddish Book Center's new visiting exhibit (in the Brechner Gallery through March 13, 2017), a multi-artist...

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    Sun, Nov 6, 2016

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  • FILM | "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker"

    The rags-to-riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic superstar who ruled vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the twentieth...

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    Sun, Nov 27, 2016

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  • TALK | "The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland," with Marisa Scheinfeld

    At the peak of its popularity, New York's Catskills region--dubbed the Borscht Belt because of its popularity with Jewish vacationers--was...

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    Sun, Dec 4, 2016

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