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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  • FILM | "Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana"

    An exploration of the background and day-to-day lives of Jews living in Sefwi Wiawso, a district in Ghana. This documentary...

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    Sun, Nov 19, 2017

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  • Author Talk: Have I Got a Story for You with Ezra Glinter

    Ezra Glinter has combed through the Forward's archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper's 120-year history, digging...

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    Sun, Dec 3, 2017

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  • FILM | "Body and Soul: An American Bridge"

    The early performance history of the jazz standard "Body and Soul." Composed by Johnny Green in 1929, the song...

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    Sun, Dec 17, 2017

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  • FILM | "Bal Ej: The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia"

    A documentary film by Irene Orleansky that tells the story of secretive Jews in the North Shewa region of Ethiopia...

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    Sun, Jan 7, 2018

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  • FILM | "Chagall-Malevich"

    Inspired by the memoirs of Marc Chagall and his contemporaries, this film by Alexander Mitta blends fact and folklore to...

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    Sun, Jan 21, 2018

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