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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  • Cooking Demonstration: Lynn Kirsche Shapiro

    Join Lynn Kirsche Shapiro, author of Food, Family and Tradition: Hungarian Kosher Family Recipes and Remembrances, for a special Mothers...

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    Sun, May 8, 2016

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  • Film: "Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer"

    The cofounder and artistic director of New York's Symphony Space and the resonant voice of public radio's Selected Shorts, Isaiah...

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    Sun, May 15, 2016

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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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  • Amenities: Accessible Facilities

Free Admission to 9 Trustees Houses

The Trustees of Reservations Kick Off 125th Anniversary During National Preservation Month With Free Statewide...

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