This engaging, often funny, 13-minute documentary chronicles the adventures of Aaron Lansky, who at 23 years old, rallied together an international network of volunteers and set out to rescue the world's Yiddish books.
Yes, Leonard (Leyb) Nimoy speaks Yiddish. Learn more about the man behind Star Trek's Spock, from his Jewish roots in Boston's heymish West End neighborhood to his stint working with the world-renowned Yiddish theatre director Maurice Schwartz. Explore our produced shorts, selected from the two-hour interview that follows Leyb’s early years all the way to the present.
From the 1950s through the 1980s, thousands of Montreal's Yiddish-speaking citizens, many of them refugees and survivors from Eastern Europe, sought out human warmth and intellectual fire in the meeting rooms of the Jewish Public Library. Some of this is preserved on 1,500 reel-to-reel tapes that have been uncovered.