November 18, 2014 at 10am to March 31, 2015 at 4pm
Paintings by the important but long-overlooked artist Felix Lembersky (1913-70), whose work was long suppressed for his refusal to conform to the ideology promoted by the Soviet state. Works include landscapes showing the countryside, cities, and factories of his daily life; portraits; and powerful works depicting the Holocaust.See More
Celebrate and learn about Hanukkah at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Join in a craft activity with staff from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, learn Hanukkah songs, participate in a scavenger hunt, and much more! All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit …See More
The internationally acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics have been performing around the world since their first appearance in New York in 1986. Blending instrumental and vocal virtuosity and experimentation with theatricality firmly rooted in klezmer and Yiddish tradition, the Klezmatics brought the revival of klezmer into the rock era, blazing the path for the klezmer renaissance with one foot in the shtetl and the other in the downtown avant-garde.COST: $25 Upper Balcony | $48…See More
The internationally acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics have been performing around the world since their first appearance in New York in 1986. Blending instrumental and vocal virtuosity and experimentation with theatricality firmly rooted in klezmer and Yiddish tradition, the Klezmatics brought the revival of klezmer into the rock era, blazing the path for the klezmer renaissance with one foot in the shtetl and the other in the downtown avant-garde. DATE: Saturday, November 16, 2013 …See More
The Yiddish Book Center, in Amherst, MA, will host a Community Open House on Sunday, October 20th. The day-long Open House will include guided tours of the Center's exhibits, a roundtable discussion with contributors to "Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary" and "Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture," and a performance by the Strauss Warschauer Duo. 11am | TALK: The Helen and Irving Sunshine Memorial Program: How Do You Say 'Cutting-Edge' in Yiddish2pm | CONCERT: The…See More
Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women tells the story of six of the greatest female comic performers of the last century - Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner, and Wendy Wasserstein. Hosted by four of today's funniest women - Judy Gold, Jackie Hoffman, Cory Kahaney, and Jessica Kirson - it's the true saga of what it means to be Jewish, female and funny. COST: $4/Student | $6/Member | $8/General AdmissionFor more information: …See More
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is a humorous and nostalgic documentary about an extraordinary baseball player who transcended religious prejudice to become an American icon. The film examines how America's first Jewish baseball star was a beacon of hope to American Jews who faced bigotry during the Depression and World War II. Included in the colorful collage of forty-seven interviews are Hank Greenberg and family members; sports figures Ira Berkow, Ernie Harwell, Joe Falls and Dick…See More
Join the Yiddish Book Center in welcoming Mak'hela: The Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts as it marks its 10th anniversary with an event that combines elements of bravura performance with the informality of a group sing-along. The program will feature musical highlights from the past 10 years. Mak'hela alumni and the general public are invited to participate in this celebration of a decade of Jewish music-making. COST: $8/Member | $10/General Admission | $5/Student For more…See More
The Yiddish Book Center, in Amherst, MA, will host a Community Open House on Sunday, May 5th. The day-long Open House will include guided tours of the Center's exhibits, demonstration of the Yiddish Print Shop equipment and the Steven Spielberg Digital Scanning Station, and the presentation of the 2013 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture by Deborah Dash Moore, "City of Promises: A New History of New York Jews".For more information: …See More
Yidstock 2013: The Festival of New Yiddish Music (July 18-21) will bring the top names in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center - including the Klezmer Conservatory Band, the Yidstock All-Stars, Steven Bernstein & Frank London, and many more. Don't miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events. For more information and to purchase tickets: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstockSee More
A Chanukah Celebration for all agesSunday, December 9th10:00 AM - 4:00 PMMusic & Art Workshop 12:30-1:30 Ages 3-7.Learn song, simple dance steps, and create Chanukah headbands so you can participate in the afternoon performance of The Magic Dreidel.Drama Workshop Noon-1:30 Ages 8-adult.Learn dramatic lines and choreography so you can perform in a scene in the afternoon performance of The Magic Dreidel.The Magic Dreidel: A Chanukah Celebration for the Whole Family! 2PM Written and directed…See More
Our beautiful 37,000-square-foot headquarters in Amherst, Massachusetts is a lebedike velt – a lively world featuring an open Yiddish book repository, theatres, art galleries, museum exhibitions about Yiddish language and culture, and more.
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The Yiddish Book Center works to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and open up their content to the world through exhibits, events, tours, and educational programming.