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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  • 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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