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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  • Mak'hela concert

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

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    Sun, May 31, 2015

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  • A Walk on the Moon

    From the Borscht Belt Film Festival: This drama, which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, stars Diane Lane as an...

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    Sun, Jun 7, 2015

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  • Itzik & Mickey: Stories from Brooklyn and Beyond

    Myron (Mickey) Glazer and his wife, Penina Glazer, read from this newly published collection of twenty-four stories, essays, and vignettes...

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    Sun, Jun 21, 2015

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  • Annette Berkovits: "In the Unlikeliest of Places"

    n 2004, while sorting through her recently deceased father's things, Annette Berkovits found a box of tapes on which he'd recorded...

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    Sun, Jun 28, 2015

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  • From Shtetl to Swing

    Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe and migrated to America. With a fresh, playful eye,...

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    Sun, Jul 5, 2015

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Outstanding in the Field: The Ultimate al fresco Meal

Fresh food, summer weather and gorgeous scenery are a winning combination. Jim Denevan, the creator...

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