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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  • Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context

    Paintings by the important but long-overlooked Soviet-era artist Felix Lembersky (1913-70), whose work was long suppressed for his refusal to...

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    Sun, Oct 19, 2014 - Tue, Mar 31, 2015

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  • Film: The Jester

    The Jester's lively circus and vaudeville music and set pieces provide a glimpse of 1930s Warsaw's thriving Yiddish revues and...

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    Sun, Nov 23, 2014

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  • The Magic Dreidel: A Chanukah Celebration with the Grumbling Gryphons

    An engaging musical Chanukah celebration for all ages by the renowned traveling children's theater group the Grumbling Gryphons. Come early...

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    Sun, Dec 14, 2014

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  • Expulsion and Memory: Descendants of the Hidden Jews

    Shot on location in Spain, Portugal, Israel, the US, and Canada, this beautifully photographed and edited film tells the story...

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    Sun, Dec 21, 2014

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  • American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco

    The remarkable story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco. Drawn to California by the Gold Rush, Jews were welcomed...

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    Sun, Dec 28, 2014

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  • Bitter Herbs and Honey

    A richly textured story of the making of multi-cultural Australia. Through the saga of the Jewish migrants, mainly from Eastern...

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    Sun, Jan 4, 2015

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  • Jewish Luck

    Based on Sholem Aleichem's series of stories featuring the character Menakhem Mendl (played by the famous actor Solomon Mikhoels), the...

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    Sun, Jan 18, 2015

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  • Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

    This documentary explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical and...

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    Sun, Feb 8, 2015

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  • Lost Town

    The story of one man's obsessive search to get closer to his deceased father by uncovering the story of his...

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    Sun, Feb 22, 2015

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  • Hungry Hearts

    Based on the short stories of Anzia Yezierska, the first writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a...

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    Sun, Mar 8, 2015

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  • The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

    A Quaker bassist and a Reform Jewish trumpeter, Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, gospel music, and Woody Guthrie meet in this...

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    Sun, Mar 22, 2015

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