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 at the Yiddish Book Center

    Join us for a day of events including a demonstration of the Yiddish Print Shop, tours of the Yiddish Book...

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    Sun, Apr 27, 2014

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  • "Fiddler on the Roof" Film Screening

    "Fiddler on the Roof" is a universal story of hope, love, acceptance and a "stunning, joyful and...

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    Sun, May 4, 2014

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  • Mother's Day at the Yiddish Book Center

    Celebrate Mother's Day with a day of events for the whole family featuring: a morning oral history workshop, tours, and...

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    Sun, May 11, 2014

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  • "The Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War" Film Screening

    After seventeen ministers declined the Unitarian Association's request for relief volunteers in Europe, Waitstill and Martha were the eighteenth call....

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    Sun, May 25, 2014

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  • Mak'hela: Celebration of Psalms

    Mak'hela, whose name means "chorus" in Hebrew, is a Jewish choral group dedicated to performing works from all...

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    Sun, Jun 1, 2014

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  • "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg" Film Screening

    From filmmaker Aviva Kempner comes this funny and insightful story of radio and television pioneer Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal...

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    Sun, Jun 15, 2014

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  • "How to Re-establish a Vodka Empire" Film Screening

    When Daniel Edelstyn travels to the Ukraine in search of his roots and discovers that the vodka distillery opened by...

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    Sun, Jul 6, 2014

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  • Yidstock 2014: the Festival of New Yiddish Music

    Join us for Yidstock 2014: The Festival of New Yiddish Music! YIDSTOCK 2014 will bring the best in klezmer and new Yiddish...

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    Thu, Jul 17 - Sun, Jul 20, 2014

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  • "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" Film Screening

    As Hitler invaded Europe, a young Jewish baseball player challenged Babe Ruth's homerun record. This is the story of how...

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    Sun, Aug 3, 2014

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