Events

Upcoming events at the Yiddish Book Center

2014 April

Apr 27

Sun

10:00am

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Apr 27

Sun

4:00pm

Free

Join us for a day of events. Featuring the Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture presented by Professor Ruth Wisse: "Is Yiddish a Funny Language?" All events are free and open to the public.

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2014 May

May 02

Fri

12:00am

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May 04

Sun

12:00am

Tix/Reg

Join Jeremy Dauber, author of the recently published "The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem," for a weekend devoted to the life and work of this most celebrated Yiddish writer. Registration required.

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May 04

Sun

1:00pm

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May 04

Sun

4:00pm

Tix/Reg

"Fiddler on the Roof" is a universal story of hope, love, acceptance and a "stunning, joyful and jubilant" (New York Daily News) musical masterpiece.

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May 11

Sun

10:00am

to

May 11

Sun

4:00pm

Tix/Reg

Celebrate Mother's Day with a day of events for the whole family featuring: a morning oral history workshop, tours, and an afternoon performance: "A Musical Salute to Molly Picon, Star of the Yiddish Theatre!"

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May 25

Sun

2:00pm

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May 25

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

After seventeen ministers declined the Unitarian Association's request for relief volunteers in Europe, Waitstill and Martha were the eighteenth call.

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2014 June

Jun 01

Sun

2:00pm

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Jun 01

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

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

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Jun 15

Sun

2:00pm

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Jun 15

Sun

3:00pm

Tix/Reg

"Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg" is the funny and surprising story of radio & television pioneer Gertrude Berg ("The Goldbergs").

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2014 July

Jul 06

Sun

2:00pm

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Jul 06

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

When Daniel Edelstyn travels to the Ukraine in search of his roots and discovers that the vodka distillery opened by his great grandfather in 1904 is still in operation, he decides to become a liquor entrepreneur and import the vodka to the UK.

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Jul 17

Thu

12:00am

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Jul 20

Sun

12:00am

Tix/Reg

Join us for Yidstock 2014: The Festival of New Yiddish Music! Don't miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events.

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Jul 17

Thu

7:30pm

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Jul 17

Thu

9:30pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: One of the premier Yiddish revival bands and perhaps the world's best known klezmer group, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, under the direction of Hankus Netsky, duly embodies all aspects of the music.

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Jul 18

Fri

11:00am

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Jul 18

Fri

12:00pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: The scion of a klezmer dynasty from the Old World by way of Philadelphia, Hankus Netsky is one of the original klezmer revivalists.

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Jul 18

Fri

1:00pm

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Jul 18

Fri

2:00pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: A multimedia program tracing the evolution of klezmer from Old World to New World to YIDSTOCK 2014 by klezmer author, music critic and YIDSTOCK programmer Seth Rogovoy.

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Jul 18

Fri

1:00pm

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Jul 18

Fri

3:00pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: This workshop will be a quick overview of the Yiddish style of dance.

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Jul 18

Fri

5:00pm

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Jul 18

Fri

6:30pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: With Nigunim Trio, Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London (both of the Klezmatics) are joined by pianist Rob Schwimmer to perform original and traditional nigunim and zmiros.

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Jul 19

Sat

2:00pm

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Jul 19

Sat

4:00pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: This class will explore and attempt to demystify the iconic Jewish square dance, the sher.

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Jul 19

Sat

2:00pm

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Jul 19

Sat

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: Instantly learn how to play klezmer with world-touring klezmer instructor Brian Bender. Open to all ages, instruments (sorry, no vocalists), and playing ability.

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Jul 19

Sat

8:00pm

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Jul 19

Sat

9:30pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: 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.

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Jul 20

Sun

11:00am

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Jul 20

Sun

12:00pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: Learn Yiddish songs old and new, love songs and children's songs, songs about food and even songs about oxen.

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Jul 20

Sun

1:00pm

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Jul 20

Sun

2:30pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird presents a repertoire of passionate songs inspired in part by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries of over a century ago, and in part by their own intense desire for a better world.

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Jul 20

Sun

4:00pm

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Jul 20

Sun

5:30pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: Basya Schechter has created a rich new collection of Yiddish songs, with colorful arrangements featuring many of the downtown Jewish scene's greatest musicians.

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Jul 20

Sun

7:30pm

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Jul 20

Sun

9:30pm

Tix/Reg

YIDSTOCK 2014: Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars are a genre-busting, cross-cultural outfit tying together New Orleans, North Africa and the Balkans.

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2014 August

Aug 03

Sun

2:00pm

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Aug 03

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

As Hitler invaded Europe, a young Jewish baseball player challenged Babe Ruth's homerun record. This is the story of how he became an American hero.

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