The National Yiddish Book Center Community Open House

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The National Yiddish Book Center Community Open House

Time: October 19, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Yiddish Book Center
Street: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website or Map: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.…
Phone: 413-256-4900
Event Type: community, event
Organized By: Yiddish Book Center
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2014

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2pm | Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi
The Sarah Rose Lazarus Concert
The band’s repertoire combines klezmer with Khasidic nigunim, Roma, jazz, classical, Balkan, Yiddish folk and theater tunes, and Sephardic motifs.

10:30am | Author, Story Performer Mark Binder
"Life in Chelm" and other stories of fools and wisefolk for families

What's the difference between a fool and a wiseperson? Chelm! Whether or not you understood that joke, you'll smile, grin and laugh at the stories that Mark Binder will share.

Mark Binder's first Chelm book, "A Hanukkah Present" was the finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature. His most recent release is the unabridged edition of "The Brothers Schlemiel," a novel of Chelm.

11:30am | Exhibit Opening: Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context
Talk & slide show by Yelena Lembersky: The Art of Felix Lembersky: Insights from his Granddaughter

Jewish artist Felix Lembersky was born in 1913 in Lublin, Poland. He died in Leningrad in 1970. Rooted in the Soviet avant-garde and the Yiddish Kultur-Lige movement, and academically trained in Leningrad, Lembersky melded realist and modernist forms, creating emotionally charged images/metaphors. His most moving works are the portraits of fellow citizens and the spaces they inhabited.

1:30pm | Welcome & Update: Aaron Lansky
Yiddish Book Center Founder and President

11am & 1pm | Tour the world's first Yiddish museum!

Group Tour | This 45-minute tour takes the visitor through the Yiddish Book Center's museum exhibits and allows them to...

DISCOVER the whole of Yiddish literature and its writers
LEARN about Yiddish language
ENCOUNTER the stories of three immigrant families told through words, pictures, and artifacts
EXPERIENCE the world of rural Jews in 1912-1914
GLIMPSE life in the American Jewish home
EXPLORE a Yiddish print shop
WATCH classic Yiddish film clips
LISTEN to vintage Yiddish radio
SEE our visiting exhibits
TOUR the Yiddish Writers Garden, and more

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