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.
Community Open House
Join us for a day of events for the whole family. Featuring The Sarah Rose Lazarus Family Concert: Di Shekhter-tekhter:...
Sun, Oct 23, 2016
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...
Sun, Oct 30, 2016
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...
Sun, Nov 6, 2016
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...
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
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...
Sun, Dec 4, 2016
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